A matter of balance. Getting the job done whilst minimising risk on site.
As an international leader in construction and infrastructure, Lend Lease has overseen the building and management of award winning projects for over 50 years.
The company prides itself on its commitment to outstanding performance, with an avid focus on professionalism and safety.
Lend Lease had an opportunity to bid on a contract, providing NBN cable and electrical facilities to inner city Melbourne properties. To do this, workers would need to access the
house connection point as part of the implementation. In some cases, this would mean accessing a roof or ceiling space, requiring working at heights. For this reason, a ladder forms a critical piece of safety equipment in performing the work.
Lend Lease knew many of the properties were old Victorian houses with bullnose verandas; meaning employee safety would be at risk while walking across the old, worn tin roofs threatening to collapse under the weight of a worker.
Before proceeding, Lend Lease wanted to be sure they could minimise the risks associated with the contract and ensure their workers’ safety.
We decided the best way to address the risks was to listen to what the experts had to say. We held meetings with Lend Lease’s WHS Managers, technicians and installers, and discussed
the issues at hand to better understand the possibilities and limitations.
Along with Lend Lease, we held safety audits of house sites, observing the sequencing of work, safety setup and processes. Employing dedicated R&D, we developed a whole new system to meet the unique field challenges identified, established a work practices plan and conducted training seminars for Lend Lease technicians.
We documented the scope of the work, and developed solutions to potential problems.