Accident in the construction industry: fall from height / Audrey Michael

Michael, Audrey (2021) Accident in the construction industry: fall from height / Audrey Michael. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Compared to other sectors, the construction industry is a high-risk industry that is prone to causing accidents that often result in deaths and injuries. Falls from Height (FFH) is amongst the most dangerous incidents that may happen on a high-rise construction site. When safety is disregarded on the construction site, it has far-reaching consequences for the project's time, cost, and quality. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the causes and preventive methods of construction fall accidents in Kota Kinabalu construction sites, as there are many high-rise building projects in this state. This study is carried out by doing a literature review, and data were collected through the online distribution of structured questionnaires to Contractors in the Kota Kinabalu area. The questionnaires were completed using Google Form and distributed through WhatsApp application and email to construction companies. Further, this study employed SPSS software to evaluate the data to determine the causes and mitigation strategies of construction site fall incidents. The type of data analysis used was the frequency and descriptive analysis. From the findings, without proper safety equipment such as scaffolding, guardrails installation, and PPE for the workers, may cause accidents to occur, leading to severe injuries or death to the workers. Aside from that, the result from the survey for mitigation measures are effective maintenance is crucial, and the management should play their role and regularly inspect all equipment used to work at height, such as scaffolds, platforms, and ladders, as well as observing their workers working a high elevation to avoid any casualties.


Item Type: Student Project
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Michael, Audrey
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Awang Yunus, Awang Ihsan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Accidents. Prevention of accidents
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TH Building construction > Management of the construction site. Superintendence of building construction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Keywords: Accident, construction industry, high-risk industry
Date: 2021
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