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Reduce rework, improve safety: an empirical inquiry into the precursors to error in construction

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posted on 2024-06-03, 20:26 authored by PED Love, P Teo, F Ackermann, J Smith, J Alexander, E Palaneeswaran, J Morrison
A positive association between rework and safety events that arise during the construction process has been identified. In-depth semi-structured interviews with operational and project-related employees from an Australian construction organisation were undertaken to determine the precursors to rework and safety events. The analysis enabled the precursors of error to examined under the auspices of: (1) People, (2) Organisation, and (3) Project. It is revealed that the precursors to error for rework and safety incidents were similar. A conceptual framework to simultaneously reduce rework and safety incidents is proposed. It is acknowledged that there is no panacea that can be used to prevent rework from occurring, but from the findings presented indicate that a shift from a position of ‘preventing’ to ‘managing’ errors is required to enable learning to become an embedded feature of an organisation’s culture. As a consequence, this will contribute to productivity and performance improvements being realised.

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Journal

Production planning and control: the management of operations

Volume

29

Pagination

353-366

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0953-7287

eISSN

1366-5871

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

5

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

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