The Determination of Health and Safety Performance and Compliance in Construction Industry

Lekusye, Kassim Mzee (2016) The Determination of Health and Safety Performance and Compliance in Construction Industry. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Of recently, Tanzania has been experience sizeable growth of construction sector heightened by great demand in residential houses, office spaces, among others. This increased employment and equipment use and technological changes, on construction sites. Workers, at sites are very prone to accidents, injuries, and ill health. The objective of this study was to determine compliance and performance of health and safety in the construction industry, focusing the contractors’ workplace sites. Researcher studied the stakeholders’ role in relation with contractors’ compliance and performance for Health and Safety. Contractors are required by Law to ensure workplaces are safe and free of ill health. The study has used qualitative and quantitative methods with the use of a descriptive research design. Research looked purposive sample space of building contractors conveniently based in Dar es Salaam. Data were collected by use of Questionnaire and interviews including field observations of health and safety activities. The research finding has revealed that stakeholders regulatory role to health and safety management system is greatly poor, contractors’ performance and compliance to H&S were also found poor, and underlying causes being implementation costs being high, organizational system, and individual system, institutional system, and working environment system, among others. It was seen that responsibility of health and safety are totally left in the hands of contractor alone, with total less concern of client and other key stakeholders. On the other hand clients and consultants are poorly aware of their implied role, with a perception of H&S as costly item. Author recommended that stakeholders should be responsible in all levels of project execution phases, client to be legally involved, H&S personnel courses to be extend to other colleges including universities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 08:05
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:43
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1740

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