Well, as promised, we have totally re developed our WHS Management Plan for use by our owner builder students.
This is free to all of our owner builder course students and is a fully functional iPad based checklist proforma that produces full Management Plan in .pdf form that will satisfy the requirements where a project is legally obliged to have one.
So what projects require a WHS Management Plan?
As the Meerkat says: "simples"
Any construction project where the value of the labour and materials exceeds $250,000.00.
To access the template follow the instructions on the website at:
WHS Management Plan
For those of you who do not use iPads, we are in the process of producing a text based template you can download.
The benefit of the app is that owner builders are able to work through the checklist and where it is appropriate, take photos to include in the plan.
It really is a great application and not only walks you through the process, but provides prompts to help you identify hazards and associated risk on your specific project and the tasks that are being carried out.
We look forward to getting feedback on the application and we will be continuing to make improvements as we move forward with this exciting resource.
Over the next few months, our owner builder course students will benefit from the redesign of our resources, including new instructional videos and potentially podcasts with owner builder students who want to share their experience with the rest of the cohort.
In any case, pleas take a look at the WHS Management Plan application and
put it to good use.
The best way to iron out the bugs and make it really useful is for us to react to the comments and suggestions made by our owner builder students.
As always, happy owner building.
Rick Heaton is a Building and Construction Industry professional with formal tertiary qualifications in management and training.