Causes of Accidents Involving Scaffolding at Construction Sites

Abas, Nor Haslinda and Noridan, Muhammad Ridhwan and Rahmat, Muhamad Hanafi and Abas, Nor Ain and Ibrahim, Nur Qamarina (2020) Causes of Accidents Involving Scaffolding at Construction Sites. Journal of Technology Management and Business, 7 (1). pp. 75-86. ISSN 2289-7224

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Fatal accidents related to the use of scaffolds are one of the most common types of fatal accidents at construction sites in Malaysia, as reported by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the main causes of accidents involving scaffolding at construction sites, based on the perceptions of safety personnel. This study involved collecting data by distributing questionnaires to safety personnel working at construction sites in Johor. Data were analyzed using the Average Min Index and Relative Importance Index (RII). From these studies, the main causes of scaffolding accidents are ignoring safety rules, improper inspections, and improper foundation/stability. The findings of this study provide knowledge and awareness of the causes or factors of scaffolding accidents at construction sites and serve as a reference to construction employers in understanding the factors contributing to scaffolding accidents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction safety, scaffolding accident, causes of construction accidents, occupational safety and health
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Shahrul Ahmad Bakri
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 01:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 01:26

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