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dc.contributor.authorOkorie, Victor
dc.contributor.authorEmuze, Fidelis
dc.contributor.authorSmallwood, John
dc.contributor.authorVan Wyk, Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-20T18:29:17Z
dc.date.available2016-07-20T18:29:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationOkorie, V., Emuze, F., Smallwood, J. J., & van Wyk, J. (2014). The influence of clients' leadership in relation to construction health and safety in South Africa. Acta Structilia, 21(2), 44-68.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0564 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0487 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3519
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The South African Construction Regulations realise the contributions by each member of a project team to health and safety (H&S) improvement. These Regulations amplify the roles and contributions of clients to project realisation. The tenets of the Regulations conform with the observation that clients’ H&S leadership and behaviours are an effective means of improving construction H&S performance in the industry. This article reports on a study that examined current clients’ leadership approach and expectations in terms of H&S in South African construction. The review of relevant literature provides the platform for the research survey, which was conducted among selected clients of the industry. The findings show that clients’ H&S leadership roles and behaviours have a significant influence on construction H&S performance in South Africa. Findings reveal that unethical behaviour, in terms of procurement and contract awards, is a serious challenge to the improvement of H&S performance in the industry.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die Suid-Afrikaanse Konstruksie Regulasies besef die bydraes van elke lid van ’n projekspan om beroepsgesondheid en veiligheid (H&S) te verbeter. Hierdie Regulering versterk die rol en bydraes van kliënte teenoor projekverwesenliking. Die beginsels van die Regulasies stem ooreen met die waarneming dat kliënte se leierskap en gedrag ten opsigte van H&S ’n doeltreffende manier is om konstruksie H&S-prestasie in die bedryf te verbeter. Hierdie artikel gee bevindinge oor ʼn ondersoek wat gedoen is om huidige kliënte in die konstruksieindustrie se leierskapsbenadering en verwagtings oor H&S in Suid-Afrikaanse konstruksie te ondersoek. Die literatuurstudie het die onderbou gevorm vir die navorsingsondersoek, gedoen onder uitgesoekte kliënte in die industrie. Die bevindinge toon dat kliënte se leierskapsrolle ten opsigte van H&S ʼn groot invloed het op H&S in Suid-Afrika. Onetiese gedrag in terme van aankope en kontraktoekenning is ʼn groot uitdaging vir die verbetering van H&S-prestasie in die industrie.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectBehavioursen_ZA
dc.subjectClientsen_ZA
dc.subjectConstructionen_ZA
dc.subjectLeadershipen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth and safetyen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.titleThe influence of clients’ leadership in relation to construction health and safety in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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