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dc.contributor.authorChiocha, Charles
dc.contributor.authorSmallwood, John
dc.contributor.authorEmuze, Fidelis
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T11:10:04Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T11:10:04Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationChiocha, C., Smallwood, J., & Emuze, F. (2011). Health and safety in the Malawian construction industry. Acta Structilia, 18(1), 68-80.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0564 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0487 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3067
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Construction Health and Safety (H&S) is of significant importance to the improvement and sustainability of the construction process. This is why at various levels of the construction process, clients, project managers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers have endeavoured to improve H&S management practices in construction. However, the implementation of H&S in construction has not resulted in a commensurate improvement in the industry. The thrust of the issue is the assessment of the level of knowledge of legislation through the devolution of responsibilities to stakeholders; and perceptions relative to H&S in Malawi. Therefore, for objectivity purposes, a quantitative survey was conducted among key construction industry stakeholders such as clients, architects, engineers, project managers, and contractors. Selected findings include that the status of H&S in Malawian construction is sub-optimal, and that the contributions of clients, project managers, architects, engineers, building and civil engineering contractors have been sporadic, rather than significant. Notably, poor H&S recurs in construction, and H&S is perceived to be the duty of site managers.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Gesondheid en veiligheid binne die konstruksie-industrie is baie belangrik vir die verbetering en volhoubaarheid van die konstruksieproses. Dit is waarom daar by verskeie vlakke van die konstruksieproses, kliënte, projekbestuurders, argitekte, ingenieurs, projekbestuurders, kontrakteurs, sub-kontrakteurs, verskaffers, en vervaardigers gepoog word om gesondheid- en veiligheidsbestuurspraktyke in konstruksie te verbeter. Nietemin, die implementering van veiligheid en gesondheid in konstruksie het nie eweredig verbeter in die industrie nie. Die kruks van die saak is die assessering van die vlak van kennis oor wetgewing deur die oorgang van verantwoordelikhede van aandeelhouers, en persepsies oor veiligheid en gesonheid in Malawi. Daarom, vir doeleindes om objektief te wees, is ’n kwantitatiewe opname gedoen onder sleutel konstruksieaandeelhouers soos kliënte, argitekte, ingenieurs, projekbestuurders, en kontrakteurs. Bevindinge sluit in dat die status van veiligheid en gesondheid in die Malawiese konstruksie-industrie sub-optimaal is, en dat die bydrae van kliënte, projekbestuurders, argitekte, ingenieurs, bouers en siviele ingenieurskontrakteurs sporadies, eerder as merkwaardig is. Dit is belangrik om waar te neem dat daar swak veiligheid en gesondheid in konstruksie is, en dat veiligheid en gesondheid gesien word as die plig van terreinbestuurders.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectConstructionen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth and safetyen_ZA
dc.subjectMalawien_ZA
dc.titleHealth and safety in the Malawian construction industryen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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