Key Indicators and Dimensional Causes of Accident on Construction Sites

Authors

  • Irewolede Aina Ijaola Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1665-7571
  • Kudirat Ibilola Zakariyyah University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Adebimpe Omorinsola Akerele Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Olatunbosun Hezekiah Omolayo Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v8.n1.614

Keywords:

Accident, Construction site, key dimensional, key indicators

Abstract

Diverse causes of accidents abound on construction sites, which lead to complexity and difficulty in understanding the key causes of accidents on construction sites. The effect is the increasing rate of accidents. Thus, grouping and identifying the key dimensional and sub causes of accidents is important. However, there is a dearth of research on the dimensionality and indicators of causal factors of accidents on construction sites. This paper aims to create an avenue for easy identification and understanding of the causes of accidents through the development of key indicators and dimensional causes of accidents on construction sites. Adopting a cross-sectional survey research design, three hundred questionnaires were purposely distributed to construction workers who have had experience or witness accidents on a construction sites. Two hundred questionnaires were retrieved and used for analysis representing a 67% response rate. An exploratory factor analysis was used to group and find the significant causal factors from the 64 factors identified in the literature. From the analysis, five key dimensional causes with 22 indicators were identified namely; personal and work factors, design factors, behavioural factors, proximate factors and attitudinal factors. The key indicators identified among others are non-use of PPE, lack of experience, working in confined spaces, disobedience to work discipline and innovative technology. To reduce the occurrence level of accidents, site managers should place the key indicators and dimensional causal factors of accidents on the signboard for easy identification and understanding and as a training guide on construction sites

Author Biographies

Irewolede Aina Ijaola, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Irewolede Ijaola is Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Building Technology, School of Environment Studies, Yaba College of Technology. She has her PhD in Building with specialisation in Construction Management from the University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeira.. She is currently a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (MNIOB) and a registered member of the council of registered Builders of Nigeria.

Kudirat Ibilola Zakariyyah, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

ZAKARIYYAH, Kudirat Ibilola is a Lecturer I in the Department of Building Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos ,  Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria. She holds B.Sc. in Building  and M. Sc. in Construction Management and Ph.D Building (Construction Management). Zakariyyah is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (MNIOB), registered member of Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON).

Adebimpe Omorinsola Akerele, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Adebimpe Omorinsola Akerele, a Lecturer I staff in the Department of Building Technology, School of Environmental Studies, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria is a Corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) and a Registered Builder by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON). M.Sc. (Construction Management) graduate and presently undergoing her Ph.D. programme.

Olatunbosun Hezekiah Omolayo, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Olatunbosun Omolayo is a Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Building Technology, School of Environmental Studies, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. He holds a Diploma in Quantity Surveying, B.Sc (Hons) in Building and M. Sc. in Construction Management. He is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (MNIOB) and a registered member of Council of registered Builder of Nigeria (CORBON).

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2020-12-29