|Introduction of H&S Preliminaries within the Eastern Cape ||291.51 Kb|| Report written by R.A. Malan - Department of Quantity Surveying, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and J.J. Smallwood - Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
This paper reports on the results of a study conducted relative to the
introduction of health and safety (H&S) preliminaries into contract documentation on building projects within South Africa by considering three
objectives. Firstly, to determine the extent of the lack of financial provision
made by contractors with regard to H&S; secondly, to determine the causes
of inadequate financial provision for H&S by contractors, and lastly, to investigate the introduction of H&S preliminaries in order to assist contractors in making adequate financial provision for H&S||1/14/2020
|Financial Provision for Construction H&S||318.45 Kb||Report written by Professor John Smallwood & Fidelis Emuze; The paper reports on a follow up study conducted among general contractors. Findings include: the two widely used forms of standard conditions of contract make limited reference to or mention H&S; a preliminaries item predominates in terms of the manner which contract documents have facilitated / made financial provision for H&S; competitive tendering without reference to H&S marginalises H&S; a provisional sum should be provided for H&S in the preliminaries, and contractors generally do not determine the percentage H&S constitutes of tender and project cost. Conclusions include, inter alia, that H&S is marginalised by procurement practices,
standard conditions of contract, and the lack of a structured approach to the
facilitating of financial provision for H&S. Recommendations include, inter alia, that a detailed H&S section should be included in the Preliminaries section of Bills of Quantities. ||1/14/2020
|Construction Quality in SA - A Client Perspective||2.70 Mb||Against this background, the cidb has undertaken this study on the quality of construction in South Africa. This investigation is undertaken largely from a client perspective (and largely from a public sector client perspective), and concludes by highlighting those actions that clients can implement to derive higher quality on their construction projects. The report investigates the factors impacting on construction quality through the value chain in creating new capital works, namely design, procurement and construction. ||1/14/2020
|CHS in SA - Status and Recommendations (CIDB)||1.41 Mb||Improving H&S in the construction industry continues to remain a priority - including being a priority for the cidb. Against this context, the cidb has undertaken this report on the status of construction H&S in South Africa,
so as to provide a context for the efforts and actions of industry stakeholders and role players in improving construction H&S. However, given that priorities change, in the medium to long term, H&S needs to be included as a value in the construction industry.||1/14/2020
|Feedback Report on an Exploratory Study ‘Preventing the Collapse of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures, Support Work and Formwork during Construction’||399.88 Kb||Written by Professor JJ Smallwood, Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University (NMU). The continuing occurrence of ‘collapses’, both in terms of structure, and support work and formwork, underscore the need for a proactive approach to the addressing of the phenomena. Furthermore, there are ‘better practice’ construction firms in South Africa that subscribe to the concept of continuous improvement and ‘better practice’, and hence their willingness to
participate in the study reported on.
This report has been compiled primarily to provide feedback to the respondents, but also the South African construction
|Relationship between Degree of Risk, Cost and Level of Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in Construction||709.17 Kb||This paper investigates the role of statutory health and safety (H&S) regulations in managing construction project risks. The study examines whether the decision made by contractors to comply with the regulations, the cost of compliance and savings of H&S regulatory requirements is influenced by the degree or level of risk, which the regulations are trying to prevent.
By Abimbola Windapo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)||3/12/2019
|Employee involvement and empowerment in health and safety: A perception of small and medium contractors in South Africa||82.62 Kb||A Study to determine the H&S elements indicative of SMEs, employee involvement and empowerment H&S practices and the influence of employee
involvement and empowerment on H&S performance at project level.
By Justus N. Agumba (Lecturer, Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of
Jan Harm Pretorius (Lecturer , Department of Electrical Engineering);
Theo Haupt (Visiting professor, University of Johannesburg)||3/12/2019
|The Performance of Construction Health & Safety Officers||420.34 Kb||A study to determine the performance of CHSOs, barriers to the contribution of CHSOs to construction and construction H&S, and the potential of interventions to contribute to an improvement in CHSOs’ contribution to and impact on construction and construction H&S.
By Professor JJ Smallwood & Dr. CH Deacon||3/12/2019
|Competencies required to manage Construction Health & Safety (H&S)||238.06 Kb||The paper reports on an exploratory study conducted by Professor JJ Smallwood, (Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and Professor TC Haupt, (Faculty of Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology),to determine the surface health
and safety (H&S) competencies, namely knowledge and skills, that Site Managers, Site H&S Officers, and Client Appointed H&S Agents (CAH&SAs) require to manage construction H&S.||3/12/2019
|Regulatory Factors Contributing to a Building Collapse in South Africa||811.88 Kb||Presented by Fidelis Emuze, Leonarda Van Eeden and Franco Geminiani at the CIB WBC16 in Tampere, Finland. 30 May - 3 June 2016 ||11/21/2017
|Draft feedback report on a study “Where does it hurt?”||283.93 Kb||Reference to the correct use of equipment / body, position when an instruction to execute a task is given to respondents, is infrequent as opposed to frequent.||8/17/2014
|ACHASM Report: Department of Labour CEO Breakfast, Emperors Palace: 28 September 2012||71.69 Kb||The Department of Labour (DoL) has been marketing the changes and the stance of the Chief Inspector Mr Thobile Lamati, to reduce injuries, fatalities and occupational diseases at work. ‘The Road to Zero’ theme. ||9/28/2012
|Feedback Report on a Study ‘FEM Special Award Recipients’||299.63 Kb||This report has been compiled to provide feedback to both respondents and non-respondents to the survey||10/17/2011
|Feedback Report on a Study ‘Performance of Health and Safety (H&S) Officers’||324.30 Kb||Previous research findings and anecdotal evidence indicate that H&S Officers are lacking in terms of various competencies, are precluded from contributing to the management of H&S and sites, could be more effective, and require development.||6/27/2011
|Feedback Report on a Study ‘Financial Provision for Construction Health and Safety (H&S)’||244.03 Kb||Contract documentation, documents, and other references do not address H&S to the requisite extent.||4/8/2011
|Feedback Reprt on a Study ‘Roofing Health and Safety’||271.99 Kb||H&S is not as important to roofing SubContractors as other project parameters, such as cost, quality, and time.||10/10/2002