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The effect of industrialised building system (IBS) construction on worker's safety and health

Abas, Nor Haslinda and Mohd Najib, Mohamed Naquid and Deraman, Rafikullah and Hasmori, Muhammad Fikri and Tong, Yean Ghing and Rahmat, Muhammad Hanafi (2018) The effect of industrialised building system (IBS) construction on worker's safety and health. In: Issues in Built Environment. ResearchGate, UTHM, pp. 55-67.

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Abstract

Industrialised Building System (IBS) is a system where buildings are reduced to a number of common parts, where most of it can be prefabricated in long term production runs, frequently away from the construction site. Currently, Malaysian government has strongly supported the usage of IBS in construction industry due to its quality assurance, shorter construction period, cleaner site condition, safer working environment and reduction in labour dependency. However, the impact of IBS implementation construction worker’s safety and health during construction process, whether positive or negative, is still unclear. In this study, the advantage of IBS is focused on the effect of IBS construction on worker safety and health, or basically to compare the safety and health performance data of IBS with conventional construction projects. A total of fourty (40) questionnaires were distributed to building construction firms in Malaysia, but only 15 responses which consisted 37 projects of both conventional and IBS were received. Results from the questionnaire analysis revealed that IBS construction method can potentially improve the worker safety and health by reducing the number of accidents at site. This is shown from the mean Recordable Injury Rate (RIR) and Recordable Near-Misses Rate (RNR) data recorded for IBS construction method, which were lesser than conventional method.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrialised Building System (IBS); occupational safety and health; construction.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 03:43
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 03:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12656
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