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Safety management on construction management : a case study review

Chan, Eric 2011, Safety management on construction management : a case study review, in ICCEPM 2011 : 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, [ICCEPM], [Sydney, N. S. W.], pp. 1-7.

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Title Safety management on construction management : a case study review
Author(s) Chan, Eric
Conference name Construction Engineering and Project Management. Conference (4th : 2011 : Sydney, N. S. W.)
Conference location Sydney, N. S. W.
Conference dates 16-18 Feb. 2011
Title of proceedings ICCEPM 2011 : 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management
Editor(s) Han, Sangwon
Davis, Steven
Wang, Xiangyu
Kim, Jinu
Carmichael, David
Publication date 2011
Conference series Construction Engineering and Project Management. Conference
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher [ICCEPM]
Place of publication [Sydney, N. S. W.]
Keyword(s) construction management
safety management
Summary Poor safety management in construction management may adversely affect cost, schedule and quality of a project. Heavy fines upon safety offence becomes a burden to the budget; losing working hours as a result of safety incident impacts on the schedule, and compromising quality is always an indirect consequence when workers perform duties in an unsafe site environment. Therefore, promotion of safety management becomes the top priority in any construction manager’s agenda. Working safely will benefit construction project and lead to a “real” success. This paper is a case study, based upon “Geller’s 10 principles for achieving a total safety culture”, reviewing how a Hong Kong leading construction company fosters the safety culture and possesses a pleasant safety record over years. Its safety performance is not only well ahead the local industry, but also ranges top within the Asia Pacific region and comparable to those mature Western industries. The review concluded that safety culture is one of the major components in construction management and collaboration is the essence to realize this positive culture within an organization. Safety management is not merely a “top down” approach, but requires the positive “bottom up” actions from the other end. The successful story of this company can demonstrate the contribution of safety management in construction management.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042345

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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