Reducing the impact of critical incidents and suicide on construction workers - Stage 1

  • Maple, Myfanwy (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Wayland, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Owens, Lyndal (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pearce, Tania (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jamieson, Nikki (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lal, Tara (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Literature Review & Interviews
A literature review and interviews with construction workers with lived
experience of critical incidents and suicides, both as site workers as well as site
managers i.e. Collecting Evidence Base regarding what is currently known about
post trauma stress and how it can be minimised at a site level (not clinical
Reporting 30 September 2020
Delivery of a report including recommendations of topics and skills required to
deal with groups impacted by critical incidents and/or suicides at work. One to
one support is only to be considered at the peer to peer level for the purpose of
this work. This report must include a summary of existing knowledge and
information as well as knowledge from workers and lived experience of work-related trauma. The combination of this knowledge should inform
recommendations on:
• Key skills required to conduct post critical incident/post-vention
briefings and management on worksites (at an all-of-site level).
Specific focus on peer-support and using the existing site network is
Optimal processes following a critical incident/suicide impacting a site
• Appropriate referral pathways to tertiary support
• Other relevant recommendations
• While note essential, a project that also delivers some considerations
for practical evaluation design will be preferred.
Short titleMiC
Effective start/end date1/07/2030/10/20


  • suicide prevention