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Prevention of fall on construction site

Mohamad Sukairi, Suhaida (2014) Prevention of fall on construction site. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.


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Construction industry plays an important role in improvement of any country?s economy. Despite the contributions to economy, there are many accidents and fatalities happening in construction industry. Falling is one of the most frequent accidents on construction site. The research is to study causes of fall, factor affecting fall on construction site and to propose way to reduce construction falls. This research is done by reviewing published paper, journal and interviewing project participant; the severity and frequency of causes of construction fall on site and factor affecting them have been measured. Research conducted was formulated and distributed to project participant such as site engineer, safety officer, etc. The data collected have been analyzed using Cronbach?s alpha (a): frequency rate, Mean Value, Relative Importance Index (RII) and Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control (HIRARC). The results showed the most frequency causes of falls are improper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), slippery substances on surface, unsafe ladder and tools, weather condition, removal of protection measures, load handling and etc. Apart from that, the factor affecting construction falls are lacks of safety commitment among management team, lack of safety organizations which evaluate the safety level of design, and etc. Based on the result obtained, the proposed way to reduce construction fall is from administrative and management control, introduce of PPE, behavior control and engineering control.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Awam - Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2014
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:48590
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 09:09
Last Modified:06 Feb 2020 08:46

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