Site Safe Research

A Study of Major Stressors and Stress Reduction Strategies in Construction


The first piece of research under Site Safe and Massey University's Memorandum of Understanding investigates the origins of, and strategies to deal with, stress in the construction industry. 


Contact Details:

For research queries:

Dr Andries (Hennie) van Heerden – Senior Lecturer in Building Technology, Massey University

Email:    Phone: 09 213 6610

Dr Gregory Chawynski – Director of Engagement, Massey University School of Built Environment

Email:    Phone: 021 211 0206


For media queries:

Jonathan Guildford - Communications Advisor, Site Safe




Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports (2019)

The study analysed 300 coroners’ files of suicide in construction, between 2007 to 2017. It identifies who is most at risk and provides insight into the factors that can lead to suicide in the industry, to inform the development and implementation of suicide prevention initiatives.

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 Site Safe: Review of Training (Ihi Research, 2015)

A study conducted by Ihi Research, in consultation with industry leaders, that reviewed Site Safe’s suite of training products and services. It presented industry views and recommendations on how Site Safe could make its training programme fit for purpose.

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 Assessing the impact of Site Safe (NZIER, 2008)

An independent economic impact assessment study that examined and measured Site Safe’s impact on injury rates in the industries it operates. It concluded that Site Safe have had a positive impact on injury rates in the non-residential building construction industry.