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Ahmad, R K, Gibb, A G F and McCaffer, R (1998) Methodology to develop an effective safety performance measurement technique (SPMT). In: Hughes, W (Ed.), Proceedings 14th Annual ARCOM Conference, 9-11 September 1998, Reading, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 183–91.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: measurement; proactive measures; reactive measures; safety performance
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0 9534161 0 0
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1998-183-191_Ahmad_Gibb_and_McCaffer.pdf
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry is recognised as one of the more hazardous industries. The major causes of accidents are related to the unique nature of the industry, human behaviour, poor safety management, equipment, difficult site conditions and procedures. Over the years many changes have evolved regarding safety. With the enforcement of the legislation such as the Construction Design and Management 1994 Regulations (CDM), construction safety has received greater attention. To measure the performance of safety on site, a mechanism is prerequisite to identify the elements of safety. In this industry, current measurement of safety performance is based on post-accidents such as fatalities, injuries and illnesses that are reported. Near misses, unsafe acts and no-loss accidents are not used as measures. Safety performance is more than just a measure of lack of safety but recognizing its potential as an effective means of communicating positive safety results. This paper introduces the proposed methodology for developing an effective safety performance measurement tool.