Corporate Governance and Risk Management
It is public knowledge in NZ that Fletcher Construction has taken a large profit write down on two significant projects in Auckland and Christchurch to the...
Health and Safety Penalties for Workplace Injuries: UK vs Australia
When a worker was killed on a building site in the UK, the company was fined £2.6 million early this year under tough new UK laws,...
Should it Take a Tragedy to Put Safety in the Spotlight?
A tragic workplace incident in Perth serves as an important reminder to the entire construction industry of its obligations and requirements in relation to safety.
Resilience: It’s not Just About Physical Strength
On a regular basis I’m being told by my six-year-old son’s school that he needs to work on his ‘resilience’ – be less prone to meltdowns...
The Case for Robust and Consistent Product Conformance
The Australian building industry is one of the most regulated and controlled building sectors in the world, and with good reason.
How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives
Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs, are critical documents needed for public buildings with visitors unfamiliar with evacuation arrangements. An effective GEEP reduces risk and...
The Reality of Dangers in the Construction Industry
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy, 2012-2022 identified the construction industry as a priority industry for work health and safety.
Don’t Slip Up When it Comes to Safe Design
Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the UK’s most popular dance theatres.
Why is the Construction Industry OK with Fatalities?
Some 20 years ago the mining industry set a zero target for fatalities and went from being the worst industry to the ‘most improved-performing’ industry when...