Safety in the construction industry is a high priority for the ACA and its members. The Safety Working Party pursues improvements in a variety of areas where safety concerns are prevalent.
This Working Party has produced a range of guides to assist industry in improving safety on topics such as; lead indicators, safety culture, safety in design, electrical safety and leadership capabilities. These have been made available to the public and are included below.
ACA member organisations are committed to the pursuit of an Australian construction industry free of fatalities and permanent injuries. The following Safety Principles guide our members in all of their activities:
- Strong safety leadership at every level is required to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all people attending our workplaces and those potentially impacted by them.
- Leaders at every level are accountable for safety. People at every level are responsible for safety.
- All injuries can be prevented. Risks and hazards can be eliminated or managed.
- WHS reporting must be transparent and consistent, including a focus on positive performance (lead) indicators.
- Improving safety requires the promotion of a mature safety culture within industry participants, clients, consultants, and suppliers.
- Industry must have a voice in the development and maintenance of a modern regulatory framework, and contribute to WHS policy development.
- Knowledge and experience sharing is critical to improving safety in the construction industry.
Case Study – Barangaroo Fire – March 2018
Safety Initiative Overview August 2014
Health & Safety Report August 2014
Glossary of Safety Terms April 2015
Submission to Victorian Government on Drug and Alcohol and Security April 2014
Electrical Safety Guidelines – Electrical Isolation
Electrical Safety Guidelines – Investigation of Electrical Shock in Low Voltage Installations Equipment
Electrical Safety Guidelines – Prevention of Overhead Strike
Electrical Safety Guidelines – Underground Services
Safety Forum 2015
Safety Initiative Launch