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Health and safety on construction sites in Ghana

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Health and safety on construction sites in Ghana Samuel Laryea School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, P.O. Box 219, Reading, RG6 6AW, UK s.laryea@reading.ac.uk Sarfo Mensah Department of Building Technology, Kumasi
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    The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference ofthe Royal Institution of Chartered SurveyorsHeld at Dauphine Université, Paris, 2-3 September 2010 ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9 © RICS12 Great George StreetLondon SW1P 3ADUnited Kingdomwww.rics.org/cobraSeptember 2010The RICS COBRA Conference is held annually. The aim of COBRA is to provide a platformfor the dissemination of srcinal research and new developments within the specificdisciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study of: Management of the construction process •   Cost and value management •   Building technology •   Legal aspects of construction and procurement •   Public private partnerships •   Health and safety •   Procurement •   Risk management •   Project management The built asset   •   Property investment theory and practice •   Indirect property investment •   Property market forecasting •   Property pricing and appraisal •   Law of property, housing and land use planning •   Urban development •   Planning and property markets •   Financial analysis of the property market and property assets •   The dynamics of residential property markets •   Global comparative analysis of property markets •   Building occupation •   Sustainability and real estate •   Sustainability and environmental law •   Building performance  The property industry   •   Information technology •   Innovation in education and training •   Human and organisational aspects of the industry •   Alternative dispute resolution and conflict management •   Professional education and training Peer review process All papers submitted to COBRA were subjected to a double-blind (peer review) refereeingprocess. Referees were drawn from an expert panel, representing respected academics fromthe construction and building research community. The conference organisers wish to extendtheir appreciation to the following members of the panel for their work, which is invaluable tothe success of COBRA.Rifat Akbiyikli Sakarya University, TurkeyRafid Al Khaddar Liverpool John Moores University, UKAhmed Al Shamma’a Liverpool John Moores University, UKTony Auchterlounie University of Bolton, UKKwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah University of Wolverhampton, UKKabir Bala Ahmadu Bello University, NigeriaJuerg Bernet Danube University Krems, AustriaJohn Boon UNITEC, New ZealandDouw Boshoff University of Pretoria, South AfricaRichard Burt Auburn University, USAJudith Callanan RMIT University, AustraliaKate Carter Heriot-Watt University, UKKeith Cattell University of Cape Town, South AfricaAntoinette Charles Glasgow Caledonian University, UKFiona Cheung Queensland University of Technology, AustraliaSai On Cheung City University of Hong KongSamuel Chikafalimani University of Pretoria, South AfricaIfte Choudhury Texas A and M University, USAChris Cloete University of Pretoria, South AfricaAlan Coday Anglia Ruskin University, UKMichael Coffey Anglia Ruskin University, UKNigel Craig Glasgow Caledonian University, UKAyirebi Dansoh KNUST, GhanaPeter Davis Curtin University, AustraliaPeter Defoe Calford Seaden, UKGrace Ding University of Technology Sydney, AustraliaHemanta Doloi University of Melbourne, AustraliaJohn Dye TPS Consult, UKPeter Edwards RMIT, AustraliaCharles Egbu University of Salford, UKOla Fagbenle Covenant University, NigeriaBen Farrow Auburn University, USAPeter Fenn University of Manchester, UKPeter Fewings University of the West of England, UK  Peter Fisher University of Northumbria, UKChris Fortune University of Salford, UKValerie Francis University of Melbourne, AustraliaRod Gameson University of Wolverhampton, UKAbdulkadir Ganah University of Central Lancashire, UKSeung Hon Han Yonsei University, South KoreaAnthony Hatfield University of Wolverhampton, UKTheo Haupt Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South AfricaDries Hauptfleisch University of the Free State, South AfricaPaul Holley Auburn University, USADanie Hoffman University of Pretoria, South AfricaKeith Hogg University of Northumbria, UKAlan Hore Construction IT Alliance, IrelandBon-Gang Hwang National University of SingaporeJoseph Igwe University of Lagos, NigeriaAdi Irfan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MalaysiaJavier Irizarry Georgia Institute of Technology, USAUsman Isah University of Manchester, UKDavid Jenkins University of Glamorgan, UKGodfaurd John University of Central Lancashire, UKKeith Jones University of Greenwich, UKDean Kashiwagi Arizona State University, USANthatisi Khatleli University of Cape Town, South AfricaMohammed Kishk Robert Gordon’s University, UKAndrew Knight Nottingham Trent University, UKScott Kramer Auburn University, USAEsra Kurul Oxford Brookes University, UKRichard Laing Robert Gordon’s University, UKTerence Lam Anglia Ruskin University, UKVeerasak Likhitruangsilp Chulalongkorn University, ThailandJohn Littlewood University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UKJunshan Liu Auburn University, USAChampika Liyanage University of Central Lancashire, UKGreg Lloyd University of Ulster, UKS M Lo City University of Hong KongMok Ken Loong Yonsei University, South KoreaMartin Loosemore University of New South Wales, AustraliaDavid Manase Glasgow Caledonian University, UKDonny Mangitung Universitas Tadulako, MalaysiaPatrick Manu University of Wolverhampton, UKTinus Maritz University of Pretoria, South AfricaHendrik Marx University of the Free State. South AfricaLudwig Martin Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South AfricaWilfred Matipa Liverpool John Moores University, UKSteven McCabe Birmingham City University, UKAnnie McCartney University of Glamorgan, UKAndrew McCoy Virginia Tech, USAEnda McKenna Queen’s University Belfast, UKKathy Michell University of Cape Town, South AfricaRoy Morledge Nottingham Trent University, UK  Michael Murray University of Strathclyde, UKSaka Najimu Glasgow Caledonian University, UKStanley Njuangang University of Central Lancashire, UKHenry Odeyinka University of Ulster, UKAyodejo Ojo Ministry of National Development, SeychellesMichael Oladokun University of Uyo, NigeriaAlfred Olatunji Newcastle University, AustraliaAustin OtegbuluBeliz Ozorhon Bogazici University, TurkeyObinna Ozumba University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaRobert Pearl University of KwaZulu, Natal, South AfricaSrinath Perera Northumbria University, UKJoanna Poon Nottingham Trent University, UKKeith Potts University of Wolverhampton, UKElena de la Poza Plaza Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, SpainMatthijs Prins Delft University of Technology, The NetherlandsHendrik Prinsloo University of Pretoria, South AfricaRichard Reed Deakin University, AustraliaZhaomin Ren University of Glamorgan, UKHerbert Robinson London South Bank University, UKKathryn Robson RMIT, AustraliaSimon Robson University of Northumbria, UKDavid Root University of Cape Town, South AfricaKathy Roper Georgia Institute of Technology, USASteve Rowlinson University of Hong Kong, Hong KongPaul Royston Nottingham Trent University, UKPaul Ryall University of Glamorgan, UKAmrit Sagoo Coventry University, UKAlfredo Serpell Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, ChileWinston Shakantu Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South AfricaYvonne Simpson University of Greenwich, UKJohn Smallwood Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South AfricaHeather Smeaton-Webb MUJV Ltd. UKBruce Smith Auburn University, USAMelanie Smith Leeds Metropolitan University, UKHedley Smyth University College London, UKJohn Spillane Queen’s University Belfast, UKSuresh Subashini University of Wolverhampton, UKKenneth Sullivan Arizona State University, USAJoe Tah Oxford Brookes University, UKDerek Thomson Heriot-Watt University, UKMatthew Tucker Liverpool John Moores University, UKChika Udeaja Northumbria University, UKBasie Verster University of the Free State, South AfricaFrancois Viruly University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaJohn Wall Waterford Institute of Technology, IrelandSara Wilkinson Deakin University, AustraliaTrefor Williams University of Glamorgan, UK
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