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Document ID (ISN)77921
CIS number 02-250
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2147-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 391/2001
Author(s) Lancaster R.J., McAllister I., Alder A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Establishing effective communications and participation in the construction sector
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. viii, 200p. Illus. 65 ref. Price: GBP 35.00.
Abstract Effective communication and workforce involvement are recognized as critical to safety and health management. The complex structure of the construction industry, together with long chains of command, extensive use of sub-contractors and the prevalence of short-term projects can present challenges to establishing such practices. Conducted in two parts (a project involving field work and a literature review), the objective of this study was to ascertain the extent of communication and workforce participation in safety and health in the construction sector and to identify, through case studies, how these can be planned and implemented to improve safety and health performance. It was found that, although organizations do not always have effective communication and involvement approaches in place, the benefits of doing so are widely recognized. The characteristics of effective approaches and the process of implementing them are highlighted.
Descriptors (primary) construction industry; information of personnel; safety and health organization; workers' participation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; responsibilities of employers; United Kingdom; role of management; labour-management relations; questionnaire survey; subcontractors; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Construction industry and civil engineering
Workers' participation