Evaluation of Health and Safety in Construction A Study of UK
Construction Industry (2013)
dissertation focuses on
evaluating why health and safety (H&S) is important in the
construction industry and how it can impact the overall operational
performance of organizations within the construction industry.
is not only moral and ethical business responsibility of the
construction organizations to provide safe working environment to their
labor force but it is also an important business requirement in the
modern world. The organizations operating in the construction industry
are required to implement the health and safety systems which will be
helpful in ensuring the protection of the workforce from the natural
hazards or the incidents which occurs due to mismanagement at the
workplace. The construction jobs are considered to be the most
dangerous jobs in the economy of the United Kingdom and the main reason
behind this is the rate of accidents and hazards were very high in this
industry. There are significant percentages of the workers which have
lost their lives and have faced major injuries while performing their
job related responsibilities in the construction based organizations.
The recent awareness regarding the implementation of effective health
and safety procedures in the construction companies have resulted in
various safety measures that have been taken by the organizations
operating in this industry with an intention to ensure the protection
and safety of their workers. It is nowadays the Corporate and Social
Responsibility of the organizations to provide safe and secure working
environment to their employees. This particular research has been
designed by using secondary data sources and the researcher has
considered the case study approach in order to undertake this research.
The case study of Balfour Beatty which is a one of well known
construction company of the United Kingdom has been considered for this
study. The case study is helpful in exploring the health and safety
systems which are implemented by the management of the Balfour Beatty.
The data collection method which is considered for this particular
study is secondary research method. The main outcomes of the research
shows that in the modern world, it is the primary responsibility of the
industrial organizations to adopt appropriate health and safety
measures in order to avoid any potential damage and ensure the
protection of the labor force. The research findings reflect that
employees working at the construction sites are playing an important
role in the business growth and development of the construction
companies, therefore, ensuring the safety and health of the staff
members can create a direct impact on the business results of the
construction organizations. The outcomes of the research study shows
that effective performance of the health and safety department in the
construction firms can help a great deal in order to continuously
evaluate the effectiveness of the H&S related strategies and
policies of the organization. The main findings of this research show
that health and safety measures are not only crucial for the large
construction companies but they are equally important for the medium
and small construction based organizations. The research outcomes show
that the management of Balfour Beatty is focused on ensuring the health
and safety of everyone which is working for or with the organization.
The projects of the company are designed and executed in a manner that
health and safety of the project team is planned and ensured from day
one. The leadership of Balfour Beatty is not only concerned about the
safety of its employees but protection and safety of the customers and
suppliers is also given importance by the organization.
- Why it is important
for the organizations operating in the construction industry to
formulate and implement appropriate health and safety procedures?
- How effective health
and safety measures can be helpful in enhancing the performances of the
labor force working in the construction industry?
- How the construction
companies can provide safe and secure working environment to the
organizational labor force by promoting the health and safety culture?
- To evaluate the
importance of health and safety in the construction industry.
- To identify that how
effective health and safety related measures can create a positive
impact on the overall performance of the construction organizations.
- To identify the
health and safety procedures that could be helpful in avoiding and
preventing any type of damage to the lives of the work force which are
working in the construction industry?
- To assess the role
of effective health and safety systems in improving the profit margins
of the construction companies.
words - 44 pages in length
- Good analysis
of the subject area
for building studies and construction students
Steps to Improve
Health and Safety in the Construction
and Safety Measures and Performances
Health and Safety
Safety Regulations in the UK
Effective Health and Safety Systems on
Research Results And
Analysis of Balfour Beatty
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