Safety and Compliance in Selected Construction sites of Nairobi County: A case Study of Reynolds Construction Company Nairobi Kenya
Health and safety issues are a critical consideration in workplaces and more particularly, construction sites where accidents are prone to occur. This study aimed at examining the compliance levels of health and safety issues at construction sites in Kenya based on the case of Reynold Construction Company in Nairobi County. The study adopted a quantitative research design. Stratified sampling was adopted and therefore, the target research population was divided into strata that consisted of departments in the organization, where 5% of the population were sampled from each department. A total of 45 respondents were selected out of 250 employees at Reynold Construction Company. The questionnaire, observation method and document analysis were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis was used for the quantitative data that was collected using the questionnaire. The study found that safety is addressed to some extent at the company but there is still room for improvement especially on health preparedness. The study concluded that the company’s employees should be shown safety audit documents that addresses all areas of safety and health. The employees should be involved in workplace inspection. A health and safety committee should be inclusive of all cadres.
Armstrong, M. (2006). A handbook of human resource management practice. Kogan Page Publishers.
Bermardin, H.J. (2007). Human Resources Management: An Experiential Approach. McGraw Hill Company.
Cameron, I., & Duff, R. (2002). A report on research into the integration of safety planning and the communication of risk information within existing construction project structures. In Proceedings of Triennial Conference CIB W099 Implementation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites (pp. 1-6).
Fellows, R. F., & Liu, A. M. (2015). Research methods for construction. John Wiley & Sons.
Gibb, A. G. F. (2005). Rethinking and revitalising occupational health in construction-A global challenge. In Proceedings of the 4 the Triennial International Conference of the CIB W99 Working Commission (pp. 1-14).
Hare, B., Cameron, I., & Duff, A. R. (2006). Exploring the integration of health and safety with pre‐construction planning. Engineering, construction and architectural management.
Hawkins, K. (2002). Law as last resort: Prosecution decision-making in a regulatory agency. Oxford University Press on Demand.
Herzberg, F. (1966). Work and the nature of man. Cleveland. World, 290, 339-341.
Hinze, J. (2005). Concealing the occurrence of construction injuries. In The W99 Triennial Conference, Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (pp. 714-727).
Idubor, E. E., & Oisamoje, M. D. (2013). An exploration of health and safety management issues in Nigeria’s effort to industrialize. European Scientific Journal, 9(12).
ILO & WHO Committee. (1995). Definition of Occupational and Safety. 12th Session of Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health. ILO & WHO Committee
Jackson et al 2009 managing human resource 10th edition occupation health, United States of America Cengage learning
Kamau, E. N. (2014). Enforcement and compliance on occupational health and safety measures in industries in Thika municipality, Kiambu County. Kenyatta University.
Kartam, N. A. (1997). Integrating safety and health performance into construction CPM. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 123(2), 121-126.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. (2013). Exploring Kenya’s inequality: Pulling apart or pooling together. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and Society for International Development–East Africa
Mamoria, C., & Gankar, S. (2011). Personnel management. Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House PVT Ltd.
Mugenda, O. M., & Mugenda, A. G. (1999). Research methods: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. Acts press.
Murray, M., Langford, D., & Fisher, S. (2002, September). Dirty construction workers: who you looking at buddy? CIB.
Saurin, T. A., Formoso, C. T., & Guimarães, L. B. (2004). Safety and production: an integrated planning and control model. Construction Management and Economics, 22(2), 159-169.
Singh, A., Hinze, J., & Coble, R. J. (Eds.). (1999). Implementation of Safety and health on Construction Sites. CRC Press.
World Health Organization (WHO). (1994). Assessment of fracture risk and its application to screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis: report of a WHO study group [ meeting held in Rome from 22 to 25 June 1992] .World Health Organization.
Copyright (c) 2021 Wilson Kabiru Wanjiru, John Ndikaru wa Teresia, PhD
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.