Health and safety: responsibilities of principals and contractors

Improving health and safety outcomes in the roading industry requires a holistic approach to risk management in which all parties seek to acknowledge and manage risk in an open and collaborative manner. Current, performance-based legal controls provide an opportunity for roading industry participants to design systems and procedures that recognise Best Value imperatives whilst seeking to ensure that health and safety competence and performance is properly reflected in pre- and post-tender stages. This paper reflects the author’s experience in the UK construction industry operating under the more restrictive CDM1 regime and seeks to optimise the benefits of that approach in New Zealand without imposing unnecessary regulatory controls and costs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Sustainable industry

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  • Accession Number: 01388855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 1:20AM