Cutting corners: how pre-site construction induction training improves work safety but illuminates the issues of online certification

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Author: Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Bahn, Susanne


Introducing practices to reduce the work-related injuries in the construction industry is a continual challenge, specifically in Western Australia (WA) where the industry is experiencing a second development boom. In 2006, Worksafe WA responded by introducing pre-site mandatory certification in safety awareness training for all construction employees. This paper reviews the impact of this training on the housing and civil sectors of the industry. It is a mixed mode study presenting the lost time injury/disease statistics, and the perceptions of the stakeholders from survey responses and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Industry; Research; Qualifications

Keywords: Safety training; Survey; Interview; Skill certification

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Western Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: AVETRA, 2012

Physical description: 20 p.

Conference number: 15th

Date: 2012

Place: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

ISBN: 9780980527537

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Papers and presentations made available on the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) website are protected by the ISBN: 9780980527537

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 108.1113

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