Navigating the dangers and risks of the construction industry can be a mine field. The building and construction industry is regulated by strict legislation and standards to protect employees and contractors. Similarly, quality processes need to be in place to ensure the finished product is up to expectation for the client.
Workers in the construction industry unfortunately have one of the highest rates of injury, reporting over 14,000 serious claims and, unfortunately, 26 fatalities (read here). Identifying and reporting on hazards as they occur helps ensure the minimsation of avoidable injuries.
The SafeWrite platform has a Risk Register, SWMS Doc Generator and Incident Manager to help track, monitor and report on risks and incidents as they occur.
Unfortunately, there has been a recent history of poor workmanship and inferior materials causing high levels of non-compliance and building faults. This has forced the building industry to come under scrutiny and government and Commonwealth action to be taken to ensure that the finished product meets the expectation of the client or buyer.
To do this, businesses need to implement a Quality Management System (QMS) to help track and control these processes. The SafeWrite platform has been built in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 framework, to help businesses of any size align their businesses to the best practice standard.
In the construction industry, there is an abundance of documents that need to be managed and maintained. Not only do these contain required forms and processes for compliance, it also helps give staff and workers a blueprint on how key processes and tasks need to be completed.
The SafeWrite platform has a powerful document and policy manager where all key documents and processes can be stored, giving you confidence that everything is in the one place.
Don’t have any documents in place? That’s fine! The SafeWrite platform also offers pre-build documentation for Quality Assurance (ISO 9001), Health & Safety (ISO 45001) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001). To learn more about these templates, click here.