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Title: The Contribution of Building Clients to a Safer Ghanaian Building Industry
Authors: Williams, Justice
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2016
Abstract: The construction industry in Ghana has a long reputation of its poor safety records. However there has been significant improvement in its safety performance recently. These improvements are partly due to the concerted endeavours of different parties like clients. Even though there has been much participation from clients in helping reduce the number of accidents on project site, clients should start to understand their role in safety as an initiator, as well as the sponsor in most of the circumstances. Majority of the existing data supported the proposition that clients do not like involvement in safety. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating into the contributions of building clients in making the Ghanaian building industry safer in Accra, in the Greater Accra region. The role of clients from the public and private sectors in project safety performance is studied in this research. The relationship between project safety performance in terms of the clients and contractor is examined. Questionnaire were distributed to both private, public clients and contractors and interviews conducted when necessary. Construction practitioners were the primary source of data collected for this research. Based on the analysis of the result of this research, it was found that clients do not provide additional funds for safety in construction project. It was recommended that clients should enforce safety regulations at all times from the inception to the completion of projects.
Description: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College Of Arts And Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8373
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