Studies on Current Health and Safety Practices and Their Impact on Accidents on Nigerian Construction Sites

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Studies on Current Health and Safety Practices and Their Impact on Accidents on Nigerian Construction Sites

May 25, 2021 Engineering 0

Accidents on construction sites in Nigeria have had and continue to have terrible consequences for property and employees’ lives, as well as impeding the timely and cost-effective completion of projects. However, there has been little progress in addressing this essential issue. Hundreds of construction workers are killed each year on Nigerian building sites, and many more are injured or incapacitated for the rest of their lives. As a result, a study was conducted on experts’ impressions of existing health and safety (H&S) practises on Nigerian building sites. A quantitative method was adopted, with possible respondents filling out a survey questionnaire. A total of 150 questionnaires were sent, and 100 replies were gathered, resulting in a response rate of 66.6 percent. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics to indicate that poor H&S practises can be found on Nigerian construction sites, including a lack of stakeholder commitment to safety, a lack of governmental backing, little or no diligence in enforcing safety rules on site, and a lack of safety education programmes. Accidents can also be linked to a variety of factors, including non-compliance with safety rules, worker irresponsibility, poor site coordination, and an ineffective safety culture. Many Nigerian projects still perform poorly in terms of safety. Because the reasons of construction accidents in Nigeria are numerous, actions from a wide range of stakeholders are required to solve the problem. Governments, professional organisations, and contractors all have a role to play in making improvements.

Author (s) Details

Muhammad Muktar
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

Ezekiel Chinyio
School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

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