A case study on the safety management of the mass rapid transit (MRT) construction project at Klang Valley

Amin, Mohamad Ariff and Abas, Nor Haslinda and Shahidan, Shahiron and Abd Salam, Nur Nasuha (2017) A case study on the safety management of the mass rapid transit (MRT) construction project at Klang Valley. In: Sustainable Construction and Building Technology. Penerbit UTHM. ISBN 9789670764863

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Abstract

Cases of construction site accidents are frequently reported. One of the mega-projects currently undergoing in Malaysia is MRT construction project. This study aims to determine the current safety practices at MRT construction sites, to identify the problem related to implementing safety practices, and to identify the strategies to reduce those problems related to safety practices. Five case studies were conducted for data collection through semi-structured interviews with the safety personnel of the respective projects. From the findings, the construction site has good and structured safety practices. The practices include education and training, site safety inspection, safety meeting, personal protective equipment and fall protective systems. Nevertheless, several problems were encountered in safety practices: ignorance of workers on work procedures, lack of financial allocation for safety management, lack of awareness among workers, and language barriers between supervisors and workers. Several strategies have been suggested to overcome the problems, such as to provide effective safety training, allocation of budget for safety management, full commitment from the top management, and to provide safety booklets in various languages. The findings of this research would reduce the gap of understanding on the aspect of safety practices at construction sites in Malaysia, particularly for MRT or other infrastructure construction projects, and can be used as a source of reference for site safety management.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:MRT construction site; safety practices; safety; management
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
ID Code:10490
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 11:39
Last Modified:11 Oct 2018 11:39

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