Safety is always a top priority in construction, and for good reason. The construction industry has some of the highest rates of workplace injuries and fatalities compared to other industries. But accidents can still happen, even when everyone is taking the necessary precautions. That’s where project controls come in – they can help construction businesses establish and maintain a strong safety culture by implementing safety protocols, monitoring compliance, and identifying potential hazards.
One of the most important functions of project controls is to establish safety protocols. This involves creating policies and procedures that outline safe work practices, as well as identifying potential hazards and developing plans to mitigate them. For example, construction businesses could implement “construction safety protocols” for working at heights, handling hazardous materials, or operating heavy machinery. By creating clear and concise “safety protocols,” construction businesses can help ensure that everyone on the job site is aware of the potential hazards and knows how to stay safe.
Another way project controls can help with safety is by monitoring compliance with safety protocols. This involves conducting regular inspections, reviewing safety records, and tracking key performance indicators such as the “number of safety incidents” and the “severity of injuries.” By monitoring compliance, project controls can help identify potential areas of risk and take steps to address them before an accident occurs.
Finally, project controls can help identify potential hazards before they become a problem. This involves analyzing data from multiple projects to identify common causes of accidents and near misses. For example, project controls might identify that workers are frequently injured while working at heights or that certain types of machinery are more likely to malfunction. By identifying these patterns, project controls can help construction businesses take proactive steps to prevent accidents and keep workers safe.
In conclusion, safety is always a top priority in construction, but accidents can still occur. That’s why “project controls for safety” are so important – they can help establish safety protocols, monitor compliance, and identify potential hazards before they become a problem. By taking these steps, construction businesses can help create a safer work environment for everyone involved.
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With over 27 years of experience, including 15 years as a Project Controls Professional, Caroline has a proven track record of developing and implementing cost controls in capital programs and projects, with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Her expertise is particularly extensive in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the downstream sector. She is the creator of the Estimate to Complete/Estimate at Completion workbook, which enables the accurate forecasting of project performance upon completion. Caroline has been recognized for her exceptional performance, receiving both the Core Innovative Award and Outstanding Employee Performance award. Additionally, she provides valuable mentorship to the Cost Control team.
Thomas has over 34 years of experience in project management, project service, and controls across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, infrastructure, buildings, power, petrochemical, and commercial construction industries. He possesses hands-on expertise in all phases of EPC work, from FEED through execution and closeout, and has extensive experience in contract administration, scope development, and execution. His work includes both onshore and offshore projects, as well as upstream and downstream operations. His technical proficiency is complemented by field construction experience.
SME in Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Risk Analysis and Claim Mitigation. Experience writing and auditing Project Execution Plans (PEPs) and Procedures. Expert use of industry software including Primavera P6 and MS Project. PMI Cost Management REP.
Project Services/Controls /Manager on the following Oil & Gas major projects:
Schedule Risk, Cost Risk, and Claims Management assignments include: