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Physical Demands Analysis Best Practice

PDA Physical Demands Analysis

Safety

The Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) project is a COAA initiative intended to promote industry adoption of fitness testing as part of a well designed safety program.  PDA’s help to fairly and accurately determine the physical requirement needed to a worker to safely perform specific tasks.  These assessments help employers assign the right resource to the…

Project Best Practice

Project Rework Reduction Tool Best Practice

Project Rework Reduction Tool

Construction Performance

This tool targets reducing overall project direct cost of redoing work. Supported by research, this tool targets the highest factors causing rework on a project by conducting project assessments at key points during the project. The resulting project rating helps identify areas of weakness that need to be addressed before the problem becomes a reality…

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Construction Management Competency Tool Best Practice

Construction Management Competency Tool Best Practice

Workforce Development

Download this best practice for the User Guide and the Validator Guide. To use the excel (macro-enabled) tool, download the document Construction Management Competency Tool Excel.xlsm. *Please note that not all browsers support downloading this file, we recommend trying another browser if the download is not working.

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Canadian Model - Alcohol and Drug Guidelines Best Practice

Canadian Model Version 6.0

Safety

The Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace (the Canadian Model) is a Best Practice Alcohol and Drug Policy that stakeholders in the Canadian construction, maintenance and oil and gas industries can adopt and follow. The purpose of the Canadian Model is to ensure a safe workplace for all workers by reducing the risks associated…

Project Best Practice

Absenteeism Tracking Tool Best Practice

Absenteeism Tracking Tool Summary

Workforce Development

The purpose of the Absenteeism Tracking Tool, which has been development in Microsoft Access 2007, is to keep track of and analyze absenteeism data gathered through Workplace Satisfaction Surveys. The surveys are to be help periodically on pre-defined time periods to enable adequate analysis of absenteeism causes and to measure effectiveness of mitigation strategies implemented…

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Foreman Skills Development Tool Best Practice

Foremen Skills Development Tool

Workforce Development

This best practice provides methods to measure a foreman’s skill level in six key areas of responsibility. The Foreman Skills Development Tool consists of three questionnaires for self-assessment, peer review and supervisor review and also incorporates project performance data in order to provide baselines and support to a foreman training program. This tool was developed…

Project Best Practice

Benchmarking Projects Best Practice

Benchmarking Projects

Construction Performance

This is a summary document describing the COAA projects around industrial project performance benchmarking. There has been two final reports; Alberta Report 1 and Alberta Report 2. These efforts have been conducted by the Benchmarking committee. Click here to be directed to the CII website for training and log-in information to COAA’s Benchmarking system.

Project Best Practice

Scope of Work Best Practice

Scope of Work

Contracting

Best Practice – currently in progress   A best practice to assist Contract Administrators in the assessment and application of the most appropriate contract strategy based on the specific circumstances of each project. A scope of work (SoW) sets forth requirements for performance of work to achieve project objectives and the allocation of responsibilities for…

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Apprenticeship Training Guide Best Practice

Apprenticeship Training Guide

Workforce Development

The best practices outlined in this booklet are based on key learning experiences from two mentoring programs and a study on the effectiveness of apprentices on large industrial projects in Alberta. This booklet aims to enhance the on-the-job portion of apprenticeship learning so that both apprentices and journeymen can have positive learning experiences. In 2005…