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The migrant workers on the other hand, have responded on the extreme reflecting their over anxiety, thus to some extent distorting the reality.
The Health and Safety management in the construction industry has become more important than ever with the number of construction projects continuing to grow at a rapid pace both for new build and refurbishments. The labour profile also keeps changing as more and more workers enter the industry. Accidents resulting in fatalities and injuries to the workforce continue unabated and in fact, are on the increase with the result, the Government is very concerned and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) works with the Government on an ongoing basis. An action framework has been agreed to between the Government, the HSE, employers and the trade unions (Hughes and Ferrett.2008, p 143).
Occupational health and safety are of concern in all the branches of industry, business and even information technology companies. It is all the more important for the construction industry. It is necessary to examine the foundations of the health and safety management systems. Occupational health and safety is important in all kinds of work. If it is a low hazard occupation, the organization may have a single competent manager to supervise the health and safety of the workers. On other hand, in a high hazard industry, there is a health and safety practitioner assisted by the engineers of different branches such as civil etc, lawyers, medical doctors, nurses, trainers, work planners and supervisors (Hughes and Ferrett .2008, p 1). The Construction industry contributes 8 % to the GDP of UK, making itself the largest industry in the country. 10 % of the working population is engaged in the construction industry having an annual turnover of £ 250 billion. Although the U.K. construction industry is world renowned, it is one of the most
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These revisions were done following the breach of laws underlying health and safety by various stakeholders. Since 1994, CDM regulations have been merged to form a single regulatory package. These regulations are applicable to all construction projects except those involving domestic clients, irrespective of the timescale or complexity of work.
According to HSE(Health and Safety Executive) statistics modern UK has
4 million enterprises in the UK, of which over 99% were classified as small (having less than 50 employees) and just 0.2% had over 250 employees. Overall, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) now employ nearly 60% of the workforce and 71% of enterprises have no employees.(HSE statistics2007)
The system works fine as long as enough motivation is provided by the employer by way of respecting the needs of the employee. The construction industry too requires able people to carry out the planning and construction activities so that the building being made adheres to all the requirements.
According to the paper builders and craftsperson’s still confront the age-old problems posed in the aboriginal search for dwellings. Issues of ventilation, illumination, and structural support, which challenged their historical predecessors, are confronted daily by engineers, architects, and tradespersons. Cave dwellers would no more be apt to build a wintry fire in a low-domed cliff aperture than would a twentieth-century architect design a sealed office structure without air-conditioning.
They include architects, consultant engineers, surveyors, lawyers, plumbers, site managers, electricians, bricklayers and many others.
Unlike in other sectors, most employees in the construction sector work for very small firms that are in turn subcontractors for bigger developers.
The shortage of skilled crafts people not only affected the new constructions but also threaten londons historic buildings. It was reported that 550 craftspeople are needed in next one year.
Backed by ConstructionSkills and English Heritage, the
With regard to the exact definition of high-rise buildings, the researcher recognizes the fact that it often varies from one place to another, depending on the laws of that particular area. Nonetheless, the aims to
Research indicates that UAE has completed the largest construction projects in the last few decades however, the government has remained unsuccessful in providing basic rights to the labor who constitute around half million of the