Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

CCH Australia Limited

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Management / Centre for Innovative Practice

RAS ID

14104

Comments

This article was originally published as: Bahn, S. T., & Barratt-Pugh, L. G. (2012). Is the Construction Induction Training scheme in the housing and civil construction Industries of Western Australia effective in improving safety culture?. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28(3), 11. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a 2011 study that evaluated the effectiveness of the Construction Induction Training (CIT) scheme (White Card) in the housing and civil construction sectors. This mixed method study collected data in three phases through: the segregated statistics of the Lost Time Injuries and Diseases (LTI/Ds), a broad industry questionnaire, and 82 interviews with managers and construction workers working in metropolitan and regional areas. The main findings indicate that there is broad acceptance of the benefits of the training across all stakeholder groups. The statistics show that there was a slight rise in LTI/Ds in the civil and housing sectors in 2009. However, the percentage rise in LTI/Ds is lower than the rise in workforce numbers.

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