A STUDY ON HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN LONDON.

PUBLISHED BY

Dr. MAHASWETHA D.
MA, M.Phil, PhD

Year-2009
London
United Kingdom


Table of Contents
CHAPTER -I
1.0 INTRODUCTION 8
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 8
1.2 AN INSIGHT INTO HEALTH AND SAFETY 9
1.3 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 10
1.4 RISKS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 11
1.5 NATURE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 13
1.6 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN U.K 13
1.7 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROBLEM IN THE
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN UK 15
1.8 LONDON’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 16
1.9 MIGRANT WORKERS IN LONDON 16
1.10 A BRIEF PROFILE ON LONDON’S CONSTRUCTION
INDUSTRY 17
1.11 L0NDON’S CONSTRUCTION WORK FORCE 18
1.12 HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE) 18
1.13 THE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 19
1.14 INSURANCE COMPANIES 21
CHAPTER- II
2.0 REVIEW OF LITERATURE 25
CHAPTER-III
3.0 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 33

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3.1 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 33
3.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 33
3.3 COLLECTION OF DATA 34
3.4 SAMPLE COMPOSITION 35
3.5 AREA OF THE STUDY 36
3.6 IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 36

CHAPTER-IV
4.0 FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS 38
4.1 THE SURVEY 39
4.2 DATA INTERPRETATION OF SECTION-A OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE
SCHEDULE 53
4.3 DATA INTERPRETATIONOF SECTION-B OF QUESTIONNAIRE
SCHEDULE 56
4.4 ANALYSIS OF SAFETY DOCUMENTS OF THE SITES 57
4.5 SAFETY POLICY 57
4.6 SAFETY PLAN 58
4.7 RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE SITES 59
4.8 ACCIDENT LOG BOOK OF THE SITES 60
4.9 SAFETY MEETINGS 60
4.10 AUDITING OF SITES 61
4.11 MONITORING 61
4.12 TRAINING 62
4.13 SITE INSPECTION BY HSE OFFICIALS 63
4.14 COMMUNICATION AND CO-ORDINATION 64
4.15 WORKERS WELFARE 65
4.16 GENERAL PERCEPTION 65

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CHAPTER-V
5.0 RECOMMENDATIONS 67
5.1 Abiding rules and regulations 67
5.2 Risk Assessment or Evaluation of risks 67
5.3 Designing 67
5.4 Health and Safety plan 68
5.5 Maintaining health and safety file 68
5.5 Maintaining health and safety file 68
5.6 Monitoring 68
5.7 Reporting 69
5.8 Training 69
5.9 Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and CPCS (Construction Plant
Competency Scheme) 70
5.10 Enforcement 70
5.11 Commitment to safety 70
5.12 Following swipe card system 70
5.13 Working together for health and safety 71
5.14 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY 72

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CHAPTER-VI
6.0 CONCLUSION 73
REFRENCES 74
7.0 QUESTIONNAIRE SCHEDULE 77
7.1 SECTION –I 77
7.2 SECTION-II 77

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