Construction Safety And Safety Case Study
Factor of F1-2 safety and health includes two KCIs: KCI-3: construction safety and environmental safeguards, and KCI-26: safety management
KCI-3 Construction safety and environmental safeguards
Safety is a major issue across global construction industries (Zhou et al. 2012). The construction sector employs approximately 7% of the world’s work force, but is responsible for 30–40% of fatalities (Sunindijo and Zou 2012). The Health and Safety Executive (2015) indicated that each year in the construction sector around 3% of workers suffered from a work-related illness and injury. The impact of health and safety failings in terms of working days lost, costs to society, and enforcement action taken against employers was significant within the sector. Kazybayeva (2016) indicated that clients were interested in the completion of projects on time, without any delay on the part of the contractor in the form of accidents to workers.
Five interviewees of T2 group boasted that construction safety and environmental safeguards was their company’s aim, all the projects undertaken by T2 group were required to achieve this aim. T2 group had a code of conduct to control a project’s safety and promote a healthy environment in order to achieve excellence in a project’s performance.
However, Lecturer AF illustrated a case in his working experience:
“I worked for a British company in the sultanate of Oman – we had no safety or a healthy environment in