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Strategies for effective management of health and safety in confined site construction

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Show simple item record Spillane, John P. Oyedele, Lukumon O. 2018-09-18T13:38:22Z 2018-09-18T13:38:22Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of this research is to identify and catalogue the numerous managerial strategies for effective management of health and safety on a confined, urban, construction site. A mixed methods methodology was adopted using interviews and focus group discussions on three selected case studies of confined construction sites. In addition to these, a questionnaire survey was used based on the findings from the interviews and the focus group discussions. The top five key strategies include (1) Employ safe system of work plans to mitigate personnel health and safety issues; (2) Inform personnel, before starting on-site, of the potential issues using site inductions; (3) Effective communication among site personnel; (4) Draft and implement an effective design site layout prior to starting on-site; and (5) Use of banksman (traffic co-ordinator) to segregate personnel from vehicular traffic. The construction sector is one of the leading industries in accident causation and with the continued development and regeneration of our urban centres, confined site construction is quickly becoming the norm - an environment which only fuels accident creation within the construction sector. This research aids on-site management that requires direction and assistance in the identification and implementation of key strategies for the management of health and safety, particularly in confined construction site environments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher UTS ePRESS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building;13 (4), pp. 50-64
dc.subject city centre development en_US
dc.subject personnel management en_US
dc.subject project management en_US
dc.subject productivity en_US
dc.subject urban development en_US
dc.title Strategies for effective management of health and safety in confined site construction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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