The Effect of Health and Safety Rules on the Nigerian Construction Industry

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This paper examines the health and safety rules in the Nigerian construction. The objective of the study is to assess the effect of rules on the performance of the Nigerian construction industry. This study adopts a questionnaire survey to elicit information from construction professionals. 45 responses received and fit for analysis. Percentile means chart and means score were used in analysed the data received and appropriately ranked. The survey revealed that the level of awareness of the respondents about the health and safety act and its composition is 47% while education and training have the highest mean score of 3.73 as a method of improving safety practices. It also revealed that reduce the threat of legal action has the highest mean score of 3.91 as the effect of the health and safety rules. Its, therefore, suggested that all safety rules must be complied with and regulatory bodies must make the necessary effort to enforce the safety rules. It is also suggested that the government should continue to update all health and safety rules to meet with prevalent challenges in the construction industry. This study concludes that excellent safety practices can improve the safety performance of the Nigerian construction industry.

4July 11, 202010

This paper examines the health and safety rules in the Nigerian construction. The objective of the study is to assess the effect of rules on the performance of the Nigerian construction industry. This study adopts a questionnaire survey to elicit information from construction professionals. 45 responses received and fit for analysis. Percentile means chart and means score were used in analysed the data received and appropriately ranked. The survey revealed that the level of awareness of the respondents about the health and safety act and its composition is 47% while education and training have the highest mean score of 3.73 as a method of improving safety practices. It also revealed that reduce the threat of legal action has the highest mean score of 3.91 as the effect of the health and safety rules. Its, therefore, suggested that all safety rules must be complied with and regulatory bodies must make the necessary effort to enforce the safety rules. It is also suggested that the government should continue to update all health and safety rules to meet with prevailing challenges in the construction industry. This study concludes that excellent safety practices can improve the safety performance of the Nigerian construction industry

Keyphrases: Construction Industry, Employees, Health, safety, Workplace

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
@Booklet{EasyChair:3446,
  author = {Kamoli Adetunji and Razali Adul Hamid},
  title = {The Effect of Health and Safety Rules on the Nigerian Construction Industry},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3446},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}