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|Title: ||Causal factors in construction accidents|
|Authors: ||Hide, Sophie|
Pavitt, Trevor C.
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Gyi, Diane E.
|Issue Date: ||2003|
|Publisher: ||© Health and Safety Executive|
|Citation: ||HIDE, S.A. et al, 2003. Causal factors in construction accidents. HSE research report 156. London : Health and Safety Executive|
|Series/Report no.: ||HSE research report;156|
|Abstract: ||Although the British construction industry is one of the safest in Europe, one third of all work
fatalities happen in construction and construction workers are six times more likely to be killed
at work than employees in other sectors. A similar situation exists for non-fatal accidents.
Although previous research has led to a good understanding of the extent and pattern of
accidents in the construction industry, there has been only limited objective analysis of the full
range of contributory managerial, site and individual factors. With this background, the study
had the following aims:
1. To collect rich, detailed data on the full range of factors involved in a large sample of
2. Using this information, to describe the processes of accident causation, including the
contribution of management, project, site and individual factors in construction industry
The research used a combination of focus groups and studies of individual accidents in pursuit
|Description: ||This document is also available electronically at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr156.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Official Reports (Design School)|
Official Reports (Civil and Building Engineering)
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