Barriers to construction health and safety self-regulation : a scoping case of Nigeria

Umeokafor, Nnedinma (2017) Barriers to construction health and safety self-regulation : a scoping case of Nigeria. Civil Engineering Dimension, 19(1), pp. 44-53. ISSN (print) 1410-9530

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Abstract

This scoping study builds on the recent uncovering that in terms of health and safety (H&S), the Nigerian construction industry is self-regulated in various forms, not unregulated and that the size of company can further explain H&S self-regulation. Consequently, the barriers identified through literature review were assessed using questionnaires. Analysis of the data collected from construction practitioners in Nigeria shows that 'economic factors' mostly explains the barriers to construction H&S self-regulation. This is followed by the 'ability to self-regulate' and 'lack of awareness'. Furthermore, the results show significant differences among small, medium and large construction contractors on seven factors of which include 'normative case' factors, 'H&S is a duty', 'H&S is the right thing' and 'unfair H&S standards or legislation'. Although a scoping study, the study draws attention to the barriers to construction H&S self-regulation in Nigeria and demonstrates an alternative to state regulation of H&S.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
Business and management studies
Civil engineering
Education
Law
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Nnedinma Umeokafor
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 14:03
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 14:03
DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/ced.19.1.44-53
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43941

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