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University of KwaZulu-Natal

1. Kingu, Naomi Eliwaza. A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry.

Degree: Civil engineering, 2013, University of KwaZulu-Natal

With the increasing rate of infrastructural development in South Africa the accident and fatality rate continues to increase. It then becomes paramount to ensure adherence to H&S regulations so as to mitigate and prevent accidents and fatalities from occurring. The study of Health and Safety associated with plant and equipment is important because the majority of accidents are plant and equipment related. The study analysed key risks involved in the use of plant and equipment, the nature and severity of accidents and hazards and health risks related to the KwaZulu-Natal road construction industry. Previous studies have focused on the use of an excavator and have not researched particularity the KwaZulu- Natal province road construction industry. This research consisted of an observation study on twelve road construction sites within KwaZulu-Natal. During visits to these, Health and Safety (H&S) aspects related to plant and equipment, site documentation such as plant maintenance log books, plant certifications as well as safe work procedures were examined. Structured interviews were conducted with construction road contractors, professional engineers and qualified persons in charge of H&S aspects in the twelve sites under the study. The research aimed to investigate how the construction road contractors perceive Health and Safety (H&S) risks associated with plant and equipment and how construction worker health can be improved in road construction. The study revealed that H&S procedures with regard to the operation of construction plant and equipment were in most cases not adhered to in road construction in KwaZulu-Natal. Furthermore, it was observed that plant operators were not sufficiently trained in H&S before handling plant and equipment. H&S training is paramount including the implementation of H&S procedures. This would improve project performance and the overall South African construction industry. Advisors/Committee Members: Haupt, Theo C (advisor), Harinarain, Nishani (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Civil engineering.

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APA (6th Edition):

Kingu, N. E. (2013). A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11940

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kingu, Naomi Eliwaza. “A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry.” 2013. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11940.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kingu, Naomi Eliwaza. “A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry.” 2013. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Kingu NE. A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2013. [cited 2019 Jul 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11940.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Kingu NE. A study of construction plant and equipment health and safety (H & S) in the KwaZulu-Natal construction industry. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11940

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of KwaZulu-Natal

2. Human, Jurgen Johannes. An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry.

Degree: MS, Construction management, 2013, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The construction industry is an important role player in any country. Past research has shown that the industry suffers from a poor image which, inter alia, resulted in a lack of new entrants. A quarterly survey conducted by the Construction Industry Development board (CIDB) showed that over 50% of survey respondents recorded a severe shortage in skilled labour. The objective of this study was to determine how young people viewed the construction industry, how employers and employees within the industry viewed construction, whether companies were involved in promoting the industry, and if the industry was attractive as a career choice to high school students. The literature reviewed stated that the construction industry was globally suffering from a poor image and critical shortage of skills. The literature provided the researcher with a number of factors which contributed to the industry’s poor image. These factors were empirically tested against the opinions of high school students and employers and employees in construction via questionnaires. Interviews were conducted with industry professionals who had over 20 years of industry experience. The interviews allowed insight into the image and what has made it poor. It also indicated that there was little being done to promote careers in the industry. The industry did have a poor image from the perceptions of high school students, employers and employees. Very few students indicated a willingness to work in construction. The lack of new entrants, shortage of skilled labour and lack of promotion were not conducive to a sustainable industry. The dissertation ends with recommendations for addressing the issue of the image from the perspective of high school students and recommendations for further research. Advisors/Committee Members: Haupt, Theo C (advisor), Harinarain, Nishani (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Construction management.

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APA (6th Edition):

Human, J. J. (2013). An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry. (Masters Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11224

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Human, Jurgen Johannes. “An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry.” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11224.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Human, Jurgen Johannes. “An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry.” 2013. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Human JJ. An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2013. [cited 2019 Jul 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11224.

Council of Science Editors:

Human JJ. An investigation into the poor image of the construction industry and its effect on the sustainability of the industry. [Masters Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/11224

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