On most building projects, quality control, conformance of the materials used and how the materials are installed is generally left as self-regulating exercise by the building contractors and their sub-contractors.

In contrast, OH&S is now statutorily regulated and stiff penalties apply if accidents occur which could have been prevented either by the operator carrying out their task correctly or if the line manger, supervisor or director of the company failed to ensure all safety measures has been put in place….