Identification of causes and mitigation measures of construction fall accidents of class a and class b contractors in Shah Alam area / Normadiana Mohammad Hanapi … [et al.]

Mohammad Hanapi, Normadiana and Mohd Kamal, Mohd Mawardi and Ismail, Muhammad Isha and Putera Abdullah, Indra Akmal (2013) Identification of causes and mitigation measures of construction fall accidents of class a and class b contractors in Shah Alam area / Normadiana Mohammad Hanapi … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik (Sains Sosial) 2013, 28-29 Oktober 2013, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia.

Abstract

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries. It is because those who spend their working lives on construction sites have a higher probability of being killed at workplace. Based on the statistics issued by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) Malaysia, the number of fatality and
permanent disablement cases due to fall accidents at the construction sites is one of the highest rates as compared to other sector. Therefore, this research is intends to identify the cause and safety measure of construction fall accidents in Shah Alam construction sites because there are a lot of high rise buildings
project in this state. This study is carried out by doing literature review and getting feedback through questionnaires. In order to find out cause and mitigation measure of fall accident at the construction site, this study used SPSS test such as Spearman's Rho to analyze the data. The finding of this study indicates that
"poor safety altitude and behavior of workers" are the main problems in obstructing the implementation of safety procedures and guidelines for construction sites. The responses from the survey also show that "sufficient safety training" and "equipments for working at height" are the adoptable mitigation measure to enhance the workers' safety performance. It is believed that appointing the competent person in inspection and maintenance works and by applying risk assessment in identifying fall hazards could reduce the number of fall accidents.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Email / ID Num.
Mohammad Hanapi, Normadiana
normadiana@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Mohd Kamal, Mohd Mawardi
mawardikamal@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Ismail, Muhammad Isha
Muhammadisha@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Putera Abdullah, Indra Akmal
indraakmalputera@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry > Malaysia
T Technology > TH Building construction > Management of the construction site. Superintendence of building construction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik (Sains Sosial) 2013
Event Dates: 28-29 Oktober 2013
Page Range: pp. 429-434
Keywords: Social Security Organization (SOCSO) Malaysia, Fatality, Safety measure, Risk assessment
Date: 2013
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41055
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