Infrastructure Delivery - Safety in Construction
A Message from the General Manager, Jon Whelan
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) delivers valuable social infrastructure that improves the lives of South Australians every day. DPTI is committed to ensuring all projects are delivered safely, with zero harm to workers and members of the public. Safety performance is a key deliverable and the ultimate non-negotiable for DPTI.
This site provides a means to share 'Safety in Construction’ approaches, information and learnings. It is an additional and complementary safety resource to the informative SafeWork SA website.
I encourage all of our construction partners to make every construction worksite in South Australia safer and more productive.
Hand Injury May-17
In addition to 'business as usual' safety inspections and safety audits, DPTI undertakes Safety Walks on all of its infrastructure projects. Safety Walks focus on compliance with procedures, ensuring that identified hazards are made safe, that site employees are trained and that our contractors have functioning safety systems in place.Safety Walks assist in the identification of:
Most Commonly Identified Hazards
The following key learnings are taken from recent Safety Walks and identified hazards:
DPTI Safety Forum Charter
DPTI together with industry leaders have committed to a Safety Charter to improve safety performance in the South Australian Construction Industry because the health and well-being of everyone is critical.
See the DPTI Safety Forum Charter
Safety Tools / Links
Alert SA is run by SA Fire & Emergency Services (SAFECOM). The Alert SA website is live and also provides a link to allow the download of the safety apps for people with smartphones.
Proximity beacons can monitor distances between site personnel and heavy plant / vehicles.
DPTI construction contractors can email contributions to this site: Mailbox