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Question: An Investigation into the Development of Safety Culture within the Construction Industry.

Answer: The intention of this study was to examine the concept of a good health and safety culture within both individual organisations and the construction industry as a whole, and to identify potential barriers to widespread improvement in, and effective implementation of said safety culture. An assessment of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 was undertaken to determine its effect upon safety. A comprehensive literature review was carried out to satisfy these objectives.

The paper then concentrated on harnessing the opinion of a range of industry professionals by means of a questionnaire and four interviews in order to draw conclusions regarding the most significant factors holding back the industry in terms of safety, and therefore directly contributing to the unacceptably high levels of accidents, injuries and fatalities....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Other Subjects
  • Course: Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 11986
  • Date submitted: December 01, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 3518

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