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Document ID (ISN)112429
CIS number 12-0303
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 719
Author(s) Willbourn C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Report of qualitative research amongst "hard to reach" small construction site operators
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, vi, 42p. Illus.
Internet access Report_of_qualitative_research_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract In recent years, there has been a significant reduction in fatal accidents and other injuries in the United Kingdom construction sector. This reduction has been attributed in part to the focus of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on influencing large firms. In order to encourage the continuation of this downward trend, the HSE's Small Sites Project was established to bring about the adoption of sensible risk management strategies to improve standards of safety and health on small sites, with a specific focus on sites with the presence of five or fewer employees. The objective of this project was to reveal more about how the small sites operate and the intermediaries and the factors which influence those who control small sites in order to inform a programme of positively influencing behaviour on small sites. Data were collected by means of face-to-face interviews with over 30 site managers. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; construction sites; small enterprises; safety consciousness; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; information dissemination; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Safety supervision