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|Title: ||Construction tools and equipment – their influence on accident causality|
|Authors: ||Gibb, Alistair G.F.|
Gyi, Diane E.
Pavitt, Trevor C.
|Keywords: ||Construction accident causality|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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