RR233 - Improving health and safety in construction: Phase 2 - Depth and breadth: Volume 3 - Construction transport accidents underlying causes and risk control

Describes a study into the underlying influences on, and control of, accidents involving transport in the construction industry. Roadworks, plant and goods delivery have been investigated.Influence Network workshops were held with delegates representing key stakeholders. Analyses have given an insight into: the underlying organisational and human factors influencing accidents; risk control measures; and their potential effectiveness. A number of common influences have been identified. These indicate that the primary Direct influences on construction transport accidents are Competence, Situational awareness/risk perception, Information/advice, Compliance and Safety equipment. Of the Organisational factors, Process design, Training, Management/supervision, Communications and Safety culture are significant.

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Updated 2021-04-16