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 practice). 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 expected. 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