Software Development for Estimating the Cost of Injuries and Man-hour Downtime in Hydropower Plant, Nigeria a Case Study

Aweda, J.O., Ojo, M.A.


This work understudied injuries/accidents in power generation plants in Nigeria. The work was based on the compilation of various hazards associated with individuals working in power plants, injuries/accidents exposed to and treatment given to the injured. The cost implication due to the accidents and man-hour lost were computed using the developed visual basic programming. Data regarding cases of injuries/accidents were collated for a given period in the power plants and used in the computation. It was discovered that a lot of financial losses were been incurred by the organizations due to injuries/accidents sustained by the workers in the process of carrying out their duties. The Visual Basic Programme developed was found to be versatile, easy to understand and suitable for the estimation of cost of injuries/accidents and man-hour losses in the power plants used as case studies. This programme can also be used to predict the cost of injuries/accidents in the sector even before they occur.

Keywords: hydropower, injuries, accidents, man-hour, risks, visual basic

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