Role of Human Safety Intervention on the Impact of Safety Climate on Workers Safety Behaviours in Construction Projects: A Conceptual Model

  • Emmanuel B. BoatengEmail author
  • Peter Davis
  • Manikam Pillay
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 969)


Over the last 30 years, the rise in studies relating to safety behaviour in the construction industry demonstrates its importance to construction safety management. In improving safety behaviour, safety climate has been used to mould the perceptions workers form about their organisations. However, recent findings suggest that there is a lack of a comprehensive and well-accepted safety climate model to fully capture a true picture of safety behaviour. This sparks the need for further novel schemes and resolutions. This paper proposes a conceptual model by integrating human safety intervention to play a mediating role between group safety climate and workers safety behaviours. The conceptual model was developed based on the organisational climate and behavioural safety theories. The model could serve as the theoretical basis to provide a better understanding of workers safety behaviours. This insight will assist construction organisations to strategically focus their efforts to ensure the success of safety.


Safety climate Safety behaviour Human safety interventions Conceptual model Construction workers Safety management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel B. Boateng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Davis
    • 2
  • Manikam Pillay
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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