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Unpacking Construction Site Safety

Unpacking Construction Site Safety

Fred Sherratt

ISBN: 978-1-118-81725-4

Mar 2016

216 pages

$80.99

Description

Unpacking Construction Site Safety provides a different perspective of safety in practice. • examines how useful the concept of safety actually is to the development of effective management interventions • providing new insights and information to the audience, and assist in a more informed development of new approaches in practice • aimed at safety and construction management practitioners as well as academics

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xv

1 Introduction 1

References 4

2 Construction Site Contexts 5

Winning Work 6

Subs of Subs of Subs 8

The Workforce 9

Working Conditions 13

Never work a day in your life … 13

Construction Site Life 14

References 17

3 Safety and Society 21

The Media and its Myths 22

(Mis])Interpreting the Legislation 25

Where there’s blame … 28

Safety and Society and Construction Sites 31

Understanding People 32

References 42

4 Safety in Construction 47

Measuring Safety: Accidents and Statistics 48

Cause and Effect 51

Safety Management Systems 55

Competence 58

Training 61

Personal Protective Equipment 66

References 73

5 Just a Bit Unsafe? 77

The Legislative Lexicon 77

Safe/Unsafe 83

Safety and Unsafety 88

Safety and Risk 94

Acknowledgements 104

References 104

6 Safety versus Work and Work versus Safety 107

The Non]Productive 107

Segregation and Integration 111

Problems of Production 114

Production in Practice 116

References 121

7 Engagement and Enforcement 123

Engaging with Safety 124

Safety Propaganda 129

Enforcing Safety 134

Rules Made to be Broken? 138

A Hierarchy of Safety: Responsibility and Ownership 142

Acknowledgements 148

References 148

8 Counting Down to Zero 151

Target Zero: Theories and Thinking 152

Brand Zero 156

Zero in Practice 159

Measuring Zero: Non]Accident Statistics 161

Achieving Zero 163

Acknowledgements 169

References 169

9 Constructing Safety on Sites 171

What is Safety on Site? 172

Site Safety Culture 177

Putting it into Practice 181

References 187

10 Reflections 189

Index 191