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Document ID (ISN)77768
CIS number 01-1821
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2140-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 387/2001
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Improving health and safety in construction - Phase I: Data collection, review and structuring
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. 217p. Illus. 56 ref. Price: GBP 35.00.
Abstract This report covers work undertaken towards improving safety and health in construction. The Phase 1 scope consists of collecting and reviewing data in support of the British Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR) (see CIS 88-1753), to help understand causal factors underlying construction accidents, and to structure the information on accident causation using an "influence network" to provide a basis for quantifying risk and the benefits of improvement measures. The report concentrates on falls from height as the principal source of construction fatalities and makes recommendations on data collection and analysis, and strategies for improving safety and health.
Descriptors (primary) construction industry; plant safety and health organization; falls from heights
Descriptors (secondary) protection against falls from heights; responsibilities of employers; legislation; report; notification of accidents and diseases; United Kingdom
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
Falls from heights