Contruction Health and Safety at Loughborough


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Construction Accident Causality 


The ConCA project, funded by the HSE, studied 100 accidents to develop an influence model describing how accidents arise from a failure in the interaction between the work team, workplace, equipment and materials.

The actions, behaviour, capabilities and communication of the work team are affected by their attitudes, motivations, knowledge, skills, supervision, health and fatigue. The workplace is affected by site constraints, work scheduling and housekeeping. The suitability, usability, condition and, therefore, safety of materials and equipment depend on their design, specification and supply/availability.

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These shaping factors are subject to originating influences, including the permanent works design, project management, construction processes, safety culture, risk management, client requirements, economic climate and education provision.

Main contacts

Roger Haslam:
Alistair Gibb:
Diane Gyi:
Roy Duff (UMIST)

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