RR843 - Achieving change using the supply chain model in construction
Since the 1990s, the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Construction Division has been working in partnership with industry to bring about better risk management within construction. One aspect of this work is the supply chain model, which attempts to take a cohesive approach by drawing together stakeholders from across the construction industry to develop solutions together. To date, seven different strands of work, each targeting a different process or health risk, have been initiated or completed. This report presents the findings of a qualitative evaluation that was carried out to address the effectiveness of this approach. It considers:
- the conditions that determine success of this type of initiative and barriers to success;
- the relative effectiveness of each work strand in bringing about desired changes in practice; and
- the transferability of the supply chain approach and its various sub-processes to other risk areas.
The report also documents the processes and activities involved in the various work strands, their outputs and corresponding timeframes.
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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