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Belayutham, S, Ibrahim, K I and Hussain, A (2019) Shaping The Future Of Prevention Through Design (PTD) Practice In The Malaysian Construction Industry . In: Gorse, C and Neilson, C J (Eds.), Proceedings 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2019, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 487-496.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: safety, engineers, construction, Malaysia.
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/d5b639e1dfa6ffb788a4cf462795867e.pdf
  • Abstract:

    The Prevention through Design (PtD) is an emerging safety practice in the construction industry. In Malaysia, Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) (OSHCI(M)) was launched in 2017 to guide the construction stakeholders to explicitly consider the safety during the design phase and “design out” risks and hazards over a project’s lifecycle. As part of a wider study to understand the extent of PtD implementation in Malaysia, this paper aims to discuss what it takes to drive the PtD implementation in line with the OSHCI(M). Qualitative data were collected from civil & structural engineers in Malaysia through discussion forum based on three series of PtD workshops. From the analysis, three main elements were highlighted, notably the external forces, industry dynamics and operational organisation factors; as push factors that could influence and drive the success of PtD implementation in Malaysia. The findings provide a basis for discussion, both nationally and internationally, to gain greater understanding on driving the fulfilment of OSHCI(M) 2017. This study extends the PtD literature in construction context, in particular in developing countries, but also provides insights to interested parties into the advancements to the successful safer design consideration in the construction industry