A new report released by Safe Work Australia on the construction
industry reinforces the importance of employers, employees and contractors
having a shared commitment to improving safety on building sites.
Master Builders Australia CEO Wilhelm Harnisch comments that Safe Work
Australia’s report ‘Work Health & Safety Perceptions, Construction Industry’
provides a valuable snapshot to assist the industry to better understand the
range of issues that impact on safety.
The report acknowledges the fact that the building and construction
industry takes safety extremely seriously while highlighting the areas to be
focussed on for better safety outcomes. For instance, eliminating the use of
alcohol and drugs, and increasing awareness about safety being a shared responsibility
between employers and employees are important examples of workplace safety
Wilhelm Harnisch said Master Builders will continue working with Safe
Work Australia, the Federal Safety Commissioner and the industry to fine-tune
work health and safety practices to enhance safety. Safe Work Australia has
identified the construction industry along with many other industries for
improvement of safety outcomes.