01Aug 2019


Crossref Cited-by Linking logo
  • Abstract
  • References
  • Cite This Article as
  • Corresponding Author

The construction industry is inherently risky, with a substantial number of accidents. Moreover, most construction firms aims at completing projects on time, especially with different projects at hand thereby neglecting the safety aspect of the workers. In most construction companies, adequate concentration is not allocated to the areas of health and safety and this has been a great problem over the years. To support in addressing this issue, this work planned with the aim to recommend measures and strategies for managing safety on construction sites. Data collected was analyzed with the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and the Relative Importance Index (RII) was also used in grading. It was therefore disclosed from the findings that poor planning at site, unsafe working conditions with others are some of the major causes of accident at site. Construction companies should consider the need for special training for workers and also to create a group of internal health and safety monitory experts were some of the recommendations made.

  1. Anaman, K. A. & Osei Amponsah C., (2007), Analysis of Causality Links Between the Growth of the Construction Industry and Growth of the Macro-Economy kin Ghana, Construction Management and Economics, Vol 25, pp. 951-961.
  2. Construction Industry Institute (CII) (2003): Safety Plus: Making Zero Accidents a Reality: Research Summary 160-1.
  3. Davies, V. and Tomasin, K. (1996): Construction Safety Handbook (2nd Edition): Thomas Telford Publishing: London, UK.
  4. Ferret, E.D. & Huges, P. (2007) Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction 2nd Edition: Elsevier Ltd. UK.
  5. Haslam, R.A., Hide, S. A., Gibb, A. G. F., Gyi, D. E., Atkinson, S., Pavitt, T. C., Duff, R. and Suraji, A. 2005. Casual factors in construction accidents. Health and Safety Executive.
  6. HSE (2004) Occupational Health Statistic Bulletin 2003/2004, Detailing Work-Related ill Health in Great Britain.
  7. Health and Safety Executive HSE (2005) Comprehensive statistics in support of the Revitalizing Health and Safety programme. hse.gov.uk/statistics
  8. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (2009) Construction Division, The Construction Intelligence Report, Available from: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/pdf/conintrep0405.pdf.
  9. Huang, X. and Hinze J. (2003): Analysis of Construction Worker Fall Accidents: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management: 129 (3), pp. 262 ? 271.
  10. International Labour Organisation, (2005), Decent work ? safe work, a global report on work related accidents and ill health. Geneva, ILO.
  11. Kheni, N. A., Gibb, A. G., and Dainty, A. R. (2006, September). The management of construction site health and safety by small and medium-sized construction businesses in developing countries: A Ghana case study. InARCOM 2006: Proceedings of the 21nd Annual Conference of Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 4-6.
  12. Lancaster, R., Ward, R., Talbot, P. & Brazier, A. (2003) Costs of Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) HSE research Report 174.
  13. National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSA). September 2009 Construction Accident Statistics. USA.
  14. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (2009): NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Construction.
  15. G. (2012) Developing the Construction industry in Ghana: the case for a central agency. National University of Singapore.
  16. Ridley, J. and Channing, J. (2003), Safety at Work, Butterworth-Heinmann, Oxford.
  17. Strategic Forum (2005). Respect for People ? RFP Code of Good Working Health and Safety Practices, available at: www.strategicforum.org.uk/codeofpractice.pdf.

[Fredrick Ahenkora Boamah. (2019); MEASURES AND STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 7 (Aug). 96-102] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com



Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/9479       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/9479

Share this article