Construction workers and their employers have a new tool to tackle alcohol and drug use and help create a safer workplace.
Launched last month at Swinburne University of Technology, safeconstruction.org.au is designed to guide and educate industry about how alcohol and other drug consumption can drastically affect performance and safety on the construction site.
The website is the direct result of a two-year project Safety Impacts of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Construction run by the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), with project partners from CARRS-Q, the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University), the National e-Therapy Centre (Swinburne) and lead industry partner John Holland.
Website participants complete online modules which identify risks and offer prevention strategies.
The website provides information as to how organisations and workplaces can develop alcohol and other drug consumption awareness, policies, and practices of overall health, safety and welfare benefits to individual employees.