The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has developed The Model Client: Promoting Safe Construction, a framework for clients to integrate safety initiatives into the management of construction projects.
The framework adopts a project lifecycle approach and establishes a series of key management actions for the client to implement throughout the construction project.
The resource consists of 5 booklets representing each stage:
- The Model Client Framework
- The planning stage
- The design and procurement stage
- The construction stage
- The completion stage
The introductory booklet describes the key elements of the WHS processes and an implementation approach. Subsequent booklets contain activities for the various stages of the project supported by a range of resource materials including checklists, templates and tools. The Model Client Framework is available from the Model Client Resources page.