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Title: Construction tools and equipment – their influence on accident causality
Authors: Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Hide, Sophie
Haslam, Roger
Gyi, Diane E.
Pavitt, Trevor C.
Atkinson, Sarah
Duff, Roy
Keywords: Construction accident causality
Tools
Equipment
PPE
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: GIBB, A.G.F....et al., 2005. Construction tools and equipment – their influence on accident causality. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 3(1), pp. 12-23
Abstract: This paper presents tools and equipment aspects of the results from a three-year United Kingdom Government-funded research project investigating accident causality (ConCA). The project has used focus groups and studied in detail 100 construction accidents site audits, interviews with involved persons and follow-up along the causal chain. This paper concentrates on the influence of construction tools and equipment which were found to be important contributory factors identified by the research. They have largely been overlooked by previous studies and are not typically acknowledged as accident contributors. This paper argues for further work to confirm these links and for the inclusion of tools and equipment in the list of categories in statutory reporting procedures. This would also require an increased acknowledgement by construction managers of their influence, leading to better design and management of their supply and care on site.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology [© Emerald]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17260530510815303
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/17260530510815303
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5940
ISSN: 1726-0531
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)

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