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Contracting Firms Compliance to Health and Safety Measures on Construction Sites in Nigeria

  • Olusola Festus AkinradewoEmail author
  • Bamidele Temitope Arijeloye
Conference paper

Abstract

Every year, millions of people around the world die due to construction works related accidents. For this reason, this study evaluates adherence of construction organisations to health and safety practices while executing construction projects on site with a view to improving compliance with existing policies. The study was done by distributing well-structured questionnaires to external and in-house construction professionals who have been involved in ongoing construction projects at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Percentile and mean item score were used to analyse the retrieved data. Results indicates that the usage of health and safety tools is very low by the construction firms because 12 out of 20 identified health and safety tools have mean scores below average. The study concluded that construction professionals are highly aware of health and safety regulations in the study area. The study recommended that a regulatory body to oversee enforcement of adherence to health and safety policies should be commissioned and empowered by the government.

Keywords

Compliance Construction firms Health and safety Measures and tools 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olusola Festus Akinradewo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bamidele Temitope Arijeloye
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Quantity SurveyingFederal University of TechnologyAkureNigeria

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