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By Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon (auth.)

A close-to-ideal mixture of suburb and town, quickly development of towers of Babylon, the glowing percentage of glass and metal structures’ facade at evening show off the knowledge of people. in addition they witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. regrettably, those signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of development injuries. Fretting approximately those on websites, diversified international locations undertake varied measures on websites. This booklet to begin with sketches the development injuries on websites, via a evaluate on defense measures in many of the constructing nations reminiscent of Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; in addition to built international locations, for instance, the U.S., France and Singapore. It additionally highlights the large repayment charges with the courts’ studies within the uk and Hong Kong.

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Contractors’ projects worth at least S$5 million must hire a full-time safety supervisor for safety promotion and supervision of safety work. 2. Contractors’ projects worth at least S$10 million have to implement a safety management system covering such areas such as hazard analysis, safety policy, in house safety rules, safety inspections, safety work practices, and maintenance of machinery and equipment. Fig. 2 Global Review on Construction Safety Measures 29 3. Contractors’ projects worth S$30 million have to hire an independent external auditor to audit the safety management system on a half yearly basis (Debrah and Ofori 2001).

Formal training could have major impact on students’ performance. Nevertheless, safety class’s regulatory nature is ‘‘boring’’. The need for construction safety education is now a consensus issue among the construction educators and the industry for its contribution towards the reduction of accidents. (Banik 2000). Most of the safety officers agree that safety promotion which includes poster, game store, cash award can induce the workers’ incentive to work safely (Li 2006). 3 Research Method and Results A total of 120 questionnaires were sent by mail to construction companies selected from the Builders’ Directory in 2006.

The success of SSC necessitates the participation of the contractors, the workers and the Engineer’s representative and his site supervisory staff. With the full implementation of SSC, we can see a safer construction site (Highways Department 2002). Nevertheless, as workers on site have irregular working time, safety officers in Hong Kong do admit that there is difficulty in implementation of SSC. While it is difficult to find space to do exercises on small construction sites; it is also uneasy to call up all the workers to do exercises in the morning where the site is too large: workers are unwilling to spend time to gather in the morning at a place where it is far away from the place he or she works (Li 2006).

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