Site Safe Research

Below are links to reports and research published by Site Safe

Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports (2019)


Download full report here: Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports (2019)


Why did Site Safe decide to do the research?

Site Safe decided that this report needed to be done to help understand a problem that is prevalent in our industry. This important piece of research adds to the current body of knowledge around suicide in New Zealand, and will further inform and support future construction specific prevention programmes.

What was the purpose of the research?

The purpose of the study was to establish a snapshot of factors associated with suicides in the construction industry, according to data found in coroners’ reports over a ten-year period (2007 – 2017).  It is hoped that the report stimulates and informs discussions and initiatives around suicide prevention and mental health in the construction sector.


Research background

In late 2018 Site Safe started a new research project examining suicide factors in the New Zealand construction industry. This study was in response to  BRANZ study: Mental health in the construction industry scoping study (2018), which identified the need for more information on the subject due to alarming rates of suicide in the industry.

Site Safe conducted the research with support from BRANZ who co-funded the study through the building research levy.

Contact details

For research queries:

For media queries: 

 Muireann Kirby, Comunications Advisor, 04 815 8796

Bill O'Byrne, Communications Advisor, 027 357 6602

 Ihi Research (2015)

Site Safe Evaluation of Services including Training and Auditing

Last year Site Safe held a meeting with a number of industry leaders to better understand their thoughts on how Site Safe could be most effective. The information has been used to help develop Site Safe's Strategic and Business Plans. Key areas of research included focussing on small business, better managing relationships at all levels within larger organisations, and ensuring services are in line with best practice.

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 Research New Zealand (2008)

Site Safe Passport Training and Perceptions of the Construction Industry among Passport Holders.

This report details the findings from the evaluation of Site Safe's Construction, Civil and Supervisor Gold Passport Training Courses. The report examines course attendees' reasons for participation, satisfaction levels, and impact on their work practices. It also takes into account employer perceptions and non-site safe members perceptions.

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 NZIER (2008)

Assessing the impact of Site Safe Findings from data analysis and literature review.

Site Safe commissioned NZIER to conduct an independent economic impact assessment study. NZIER examined the extent to which Site Safe's services have had a measurable effect on injury rates in the industries in which it operates, and the economic value (to society, as well as to ACC).

Read the full report