Confined site construction: issues regarding implementation of health and safety

J.P. Spillane, O.L. Oyedele, A. Konanahalli, E. McKenna, J.K. Von Meding

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to identify the various managerial constraints, difficulties and issues encountered and resulting strategies adopted, to aid in the management of the various and often complex health and safety concerns, which occur within a confined construction site. This is achieved through classifying the various managerial burdens encountered with the numerous strategies adopted, to ensure the successful management of such confined environments within the realm of health and safety. Through an extensive literature review and detailed interviews, a comprehensive insight into the health and safety concerns within a confined construction site environment is portrayed. The leading managerial strategies to the management of health and safety on confined construction sites may be listed as follows; (1) Traffic Management Plan, (2) Effective Resource Management Plan, (3)
Temporary Facilities Management Plan, (4) Safe System of Work Plan, (5) Site Safety Plan, (6) Design Site Layout, (7) Space Management Plan, (8) Effective Program Management, and (9) Space Scheduling. Based on the research, it can be concluded, that through effective management of these issues identified coupled with implementing the various strategies highlighted; successful management of health and safety within a confined construction site environment is attainable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering & Construction - Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201011 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering & Construction
CountryUnited States
CityPennsylvania
Period9/06/1011/06/10

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Keywords

  • confined site construction
  • health and safety
  • issues and strategies identified
  • modern construction management techniques

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Spillane, J. P., Oyedele, O. L., Konanahalli, A., McKenna, E., & Von Meding, J. K. (2010). Confined site construction: issues regarding implementation of health and safety. In 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)