Initiative delivers independent audits

29 Sep 2016

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Carter’s Health and Safety Advisor Gareth Jeune (right) and Site Safe’s advisor Ryan Groves

Site Safe and Wellington Master Builders have partnered up for a series of proactive health and safety audits around Wellington.

The free audits were a joint initiative designed to highlight how independent auditing can help improve safety onsite.

With the help of Carter’s Health and Safety Advisor Gareth Jeune, Site Safe’s advisor Ryan Groves audited a volume build, renovation, residential new build and a commercial build to assess what was working well and what could be improved.

Feedback from the audits was presented to Wellington Master Builders members at a breakfast event in September.

Ryan identified several positive trends across the sites, including good fencing signage, after-hours protection and good hazard control and risk identification.

A few areas that could benefit from improvement were:

  • Falling risks
  • Worker engagement
  • Setting standards and expectations

Those at the breakfast got a few tips from Ryan on how to improve in these areas, including:

  • Planning ahead when working at height and running regular site inspections to check if risks had changed.
  • Improving engagement by involving subbies at prestart meetings.
  • Establishing clear standards and expectations should be done before work kicks off, and can be done as part of the induction process.

For more information on how to get an independent audit, email or call 0800 SITE SAFE.