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Conference Paper: Reducing Construction Fall Accidents in the Maintenance Sector: An Industry-Based Survey from Hong Kong

TitleReducing Construction Fall Accidents in the Maintenance Sector: An Industry-Based Survey from Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsaccidents
construction safety
fall of person
Hong Kong
repair and maintenance
Issue Date2007
Citation
CIB World Building Congress 2007: Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 14-17 May 2007, p. 2021-2031 How to Cite?
AbstractThe construction industry was identified as one of the most hazardous industries internationally. Of all the construction-related injuries, falls are the leading category of fatal accidents. This paper provides a summary of recommendations on preventing fall accidents in building repair and maintenance works from a collaborative research between the academia and the construction industry of Hong Kong. The research approaches of case study analyses, structured interviews, focus group meetings and questionnaire surveys were adopted. Eleven key areas were identified from the research for further improvement, including: 1) Safety education and training for external repair and maintenance works; 2) Refining the design of truss-out scaffold; 3) Continuous training for workers; 4) Pay-for-safety system; 5) Design for safety; 6) Inspection and monitoring; 7) Safety messages and publicity to flat owners and tenants; 8) Insurance for maintenance works; 9) Compulsory safety training for working at height; 10) Mandatory licensing system for minor works workers; and 11) Improve legal and regulatory framework.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115853

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, APCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, FKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, DWMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYam, MCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwok, AWKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYiu, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, EHWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, EWMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T06:04:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T06:04:29Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCIB World Building Congress 2007: Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 14-17 May 2007, p. 2021-2031-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115853-
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry was identified as one of the most hazardous industries internationally. Of all the construction-related injuries, falls are the leading category of fatal accidents. This paper provides a summary of recommendations on preventing fall accidents in building repair and maintenance works from a collaborative research between the academia and the construction industry of Hong Kong. The research approaches of case study analyses, structured interviews, focus group meetings and questionnaire surveys were adopted. Eleven key areas were identified from the research for further improvement, including: 1) Safety education and training for external repair and maintenance works; 2) Refining the design of truss-out scaffold; 3) Continuous training for workers; 4) Pay-for-safety system; 5) Design for safety; 6) Inspection and monitoring; 7) Safety messages and publicity to flat owners and tenants; 8) Insurance for maintenance works; 9) Compulsory safety training for working at height; 10) Mandatory licensing system for minor works workers; and 11) Improve legal and regulatory framework.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCIB World Building Congressen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectaccidents-
dc.subjectconstruction safety-
dc.subjectfall of person-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectrepair and maintenance-
dc.titleReducing Construction Fall Accidents in the Maintenance Sector: An Industry-Based Survey from Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYiu, CY: ecyyiu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityYiu, CY=rp01035en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros127483en_HK

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