IMPORTANCE OF SPECIALIST HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING TO WORKERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION FIRMS
Authors: *Okorie V.N, Olatunde N.A
Modern construction activities are performed with the most sophisticated technology. It is required by law that those who operate the tools and equipment should be informed of the risks and hazards associated with their use. This study aimed at investigating the extent civil engineering construction firms within the South-South Geopolitical zone of Nigerian conduct specialist health and safety (H&S) training for workers. Questionnaire survey was structured from literature and administered to workers with the aid of interpreters. Data obtained from the survey was analyzed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Software. The findings revealed that there is a general lack of H&S training for construction site workers in the South-South Geopolitical zone of Nigeria, particularly among the indigenous civil engineering firms. The study recommends that specialist H&S training should be a top priority of civil engineering construction firms, bearing in mind the ever-increasing use of high-tech tools and plants in the sector.
Affiliations: *Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Civil Engineering, Health And Safety, Operators, Training, Nigeria
Published date: 2018/06/30