The Management of Health and Safety of Construction Sites in Accra

Okae Adow, A-A. M.


The study into the Management Health & Safety effective implementation on sites stems out of the fact that accidents and deaths are becoming very endemic and this makes the construction process expensive to the detriment of both the clients and contractors. The aim is to investigate into the management of Health and safety on the construction sites. The objectives are to identify the major kinds of injury on construction site; to identify some of the management health and safety principles used by contractors and to determine the relationship of management of health and safety principles improves project time delivery. In view of this, a review of available relevant literature was carried out to have theoretical and first hand information on the subject matter after which questionnaire were distributed, field survey carried out and practicability of the literature in relation to the companies concerned.  Convenience sampling technique was adopted to select three (3) companies out of which two (2) responded in Greater Accra Region-Ghana to be representative of both medium and large-scale contractors. The research was able to establish five kinds of injury on construction sites and these are Falling; Being struck by a falling/moving object; Collapse; Being hit by a moving vehicle and Electricity. The research was able to conclude that that most contractors under price their bill when it comes to safety issues, and this goes a long way to affect their project time delivery.

Keywords: Management; Health, Safety; Construction; Site

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