Assessment of Effectiveness of Health and Safety Systems in Construction Industry: A Case Study Lee Construction Ltd

Wanjiku , Josephine (2015) Assessment of Effectiveness of Health and Safety Systems in Construction Industry: A Case Study Lee Construction Ltd. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Lee Construction Limited is a leading indigenous construction company in Kenya. However, Lee Construction is also aware of the challenges which are there in construction industry. It has put in place measures to curb accidents and health related problems. However, it is still not yet known how the systems have done in terms of effectiveness of health and safety. The specific objectives were; to assess effectiveness of health and safety systems in Lee Construction Ltd; to assess the perception of workers about the status of health and safety systems at Lee construction Ltd and lastly, to assess the factors which affects the effectiveness of health and safety system at Lee Construction Ltd. The study utilized qualitative, descriptive and quantitative research methodology to assess how employees of Lee construction Ltd experience the effectiveness of health and safety systems in their organization. The population of the study was 150 permanent and 200 casual employees of Lee Construction Ltd. The final sample size was 100 employees. In which case 40 were permanent and 60 were casual employees. This study used primary data which was collected through use of a questionnaire. SPSS was used to produce frequencies, descriptive and inferential statistics which was used to derive conclusions and generalizations regarding the study. The study found out that knowledge has a positive influence on health outcome though not significant while management prioritization, attitude and practice have a positive and significant influence on health outcome. The study recommend that attention to the detail of regulatory frameworks may be necessary to ensure they meet the requirements of ILO Convention and properly support the activities of health and safety representatives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:53
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1172

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