Quality and Safety at Binah

IMS Manager, Mohammed Haddad

How do we create a culture of safety at Binah?

At Binah, creating a culture of safety starts with leading by example. We aim to instil a strong commitment to safety at all levels, with every employee actively demonstrating and prioritising safety as a core value. This involves not just adherence to safety protocols but also proactive involvement in identifying and reporting hazards. We encourage a culture where everyone, including contractors, actively participates in safety processes and meetings and provides procedure feedback. 

Additionally, in 2018, we introduced the Binah Safety Shield to emphasise site safety and reward construction teams for championing compliance. This initiative centres around a comprehensive safety checklist, not only ensuring adherence to WHS and industry standards but also fostering positive attitudes and efficient site processes for safety management.

What role does quality training and education play in ensuring safety on Binah’s sites?

Quality training and education are fundamental to ensuring safety on our sites. Regular safety programs, whether formal or informal, are crucial for promoting hazard awareness, safe work practices, and compliance with regulations. Investing in employee education demonstrates Binah’s genuine concern for safety and contributes to a positive attitude among our teams.

How does Binah effectively communicate safety and procedures to its workforce?

Clear and concise communication is key to ensuring safety messages are well understood and implemented. We use various channels, including visual aids such as posters, signage, and infographics. Safety meetings and toolbox talks are vital in keeping our workforce informed. Maintaining consistency and avoiding jargon is essential to communicate safety procedures effectively.

How can technology be utilised to enhance safety in construction, and what technologies does Binah employ for this purpose?

We recognise the potential of technology in enhancing safety. In today’s era, mobile apps and websites play a significant role. At Binah, we leverage technology by using mobile apps like Procore and 1Breadcrumb, which provide instant access to safety manuals, procedures, and checklists. These tools facilitate quick information dissemination, safety alerts, and important updates for both workers and supervisors, contributing to a safer work environment.

We have adopted multiple methods for conducting regular safety inspections at Binah. This includes a site manager’s weekly inspection checklist, weekly project toolbox talks, and individual subcontractor toolbox talks. These practices ensure a comprehensive and systematic approach to identifying and addressing potential safety hazards on our construction sites.

Mental health is incredibly important in the construction industry. We acknowledge the challenges and stressors faced by construction workers, and we prioritise mental health to create a healthier and more supportive work environment. This not only enhances job satisfaction and productivity but also contributes to reducing accidents and injuries on our sites. By addressing mental health concerns, we aim to minimise absenteeism, turnover, and associated costs, fostering a positive work culture and retaining skilled workers.


“We aim to instil a strong commitment to safety at all levels, with every employee actively demonstrating and prioritising safety as a core value.