Pre-Conference Focus Day

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMINGS LISTED AS FOLLOWS: PST | EST*

7:55 | 10:55 – Chair’s Opening Remarks

Subcontractor Management

8:00 | 11:00 – Benchmarking a GCs Approach to Subcontractor Prequalification to Reduce Risk On-site

  • Ron Adams VP Risk Management , Baker Roofing

Synopsis

• Outlining points to consider, including insurance, safety record and past job experience
• Offering an account of potential red flags and possible resolution
• Streamlining the process as to facilitate an effective and timely prequalification process

9:00 | 12:00 – Assessing Best Practice for the GC Subcontractor Accountability Process to Promote a Safety-First Culture

Synopsis

• Establishing a comprehensive protocol for a substantially populated workforce
• Using a quantitative approach to identify & remedy problematic behavioural trends
• Troubleshooting and resolving areas of concern with subcontractors

10:00 | 1:00 – Networking Break

10:30 | 1:30 – Reducing Reoccurring Incidents by Creating a Concise & Impactful Corrective Action Plan

Synopsis

• Outlining the advantages of collaboration with subcontractors when forming corrective action plans
• Exploring the relationship between prequalification and corrective action plans
• Building trust and overcoming concerns with historically accident-prone subcontractors

11:30 | 2:30 – Panel: Determining Red Lines & Minimum Safety Requirements for Subcontractor Approval to Maintain the Integrity & Effectiveness of Existing Safety Protocol

Synopsis

• Ensuring a safety-first culture is maintained when suffering a labour shortage
• Disqualification protocol, what should be taken into account before a decision is made?
• Standardizing a company attitude surrounding disqualified firms, is there a way back in?

12:00 | 3:00 – Break/Refresh

12:30 | 3:30 – Forming a Collaborative Safety Culture with Subcontractors to Improve Training & Create Shared Safety Expectations On-site

Synopsis

• Investigating how GCs and subcontractors can work together to improve training
• Discussing which parties should be involved in an effective risk assessment
• Understanding the necessity of diffusing a cohesive interpretation of safety expectations

1.30 | 4.30 – Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day