Achieving Change Using the Supply Chain Model in Construction

Wilson S, Tyers C |  RR843 | Health and Safety Executive (HSE) | Feb 2011

The Health and Safety Executive has been working in partnership with the construction industry since the 1990s to bring about improvements in risk management by developing solutions together.

One aspect of this is an initiative called the supply chain model, which attempts to take a cohesive approach by drawing together stakeholders from across the construction industry, such as suppliers, contractors, clients (from both the public and private sectors) and designers/architects.

In 2009 HSE commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to undertake a qualitative evaluation of the supply chain initiative and its component work strands. This report presents the evaluation’s findings.