RMAA safety performance : how does it compare with Greenfield projects?

Albert, Chan P.C., Wong, F.K.W., Yam, M.C.H., Chan, D.W.M., Hon, Carol K.H., Wang, Y., Dingsdag, Donald P., & Biggs, Herbert C. (2010) RMAA safety performance : how does it compare with Greenfield projects? In Barret, P., Dilanthi, A., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., & Pathirage, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of The CIB World Congress 2010, Building a Better World, CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, Salford Quays.

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Abstract

Gross value of cons truction work in the repair , maintenance, minor alte ration and addition (RMAA) sector in Hong Kong has expanded dramatically by 58% from 1998 to 2007, accounting for over 53% of the whole construction market in 2007. Unfortunately, the portion of industrial accidents arising from this sector also increased substantially during the same period. It is important to improve the safety performance of the RMAA sector. This paper has set out the objectives to examine safety statistics of RMAA works; to compare them with those of green field projects; and more importantly, to highlight potential hurdles en countered in the process of comparison and finally to provide effective recommendations for overcoming these impediments. To strive for continuous safety improvement of RMAA works, comparable safety statistics should be compiled for this sector.

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ID Code: 70069
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: RMAA, Greenfield, Safety Performance, Accident Statistics
ISBN: 9781905732913
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 CIB
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 23:28

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