AMEC’s Approach to Contractor Safety Management

CIM Vancouver 2010
Rachel Morris,
Abstract Regulatory agencies, such as Work Safe Alberta and WorksafeBC in Canada and OSHA in the United States, and various third parties in the area of contractor management have increasingly held the prime contractor and the construction manager or owner’s representative as responsible for the work site activities of those with whom they may subcontract. It is critical then that the issue of subcontractor selection and control be taken seriously for any major development or construction project.

Studies on subcontractor safety and subcontractor selection in North America have shown a strong link between a comprehensive and effective pre-qualification and selection process, active and aggressive monitoring and communication of construction safety expectations during the life of a project, and the ultimate loss experience for that project.

AMEC has recently updated its own internal safety management program, now called “Beyond Zero” and has strengthened the process for contractor management that the organization employs on its global projects. This presentation will describe the main elements of the “Beyond Zero” program and will describe AMEC’s approach to best practice in contractor safety management program.

Lessons learned from AMEC’s recent and current experience in applying this framework in the Alberta oil sands will be presented.
Keywords: Sustainability reporting, Global best practices
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