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RR895 - Development of the people first toolkit for construction small and medium sized enterprises

This research builds on initial work (now published in HSE’s RR series as RR660) conducted within the construction sector to investigate behaviour change and worker engagement (BCWE) practices employed by Principal Contractors and Consultants belonging to a BCWE Forum set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the construction industry. This report summarises Phase II of this research, in which the findings from the initial phase were used to inform the development of a toolkit specifically aimed to equip small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs with between 11-250 directly employed or subcontracted staff) in the construction industry with the skills to implement BCWE practices themselves. The performance toolkit developed, which includes a Health and Safety Culture Maturity Measure (HSCMM), has been translated into a final product during Phase III of this research - The Leadership and Worker Engagement (LWE) toolkit for small and medium enterprises in construction - and this has already been published as RR880.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2011-10-27