Arbetsmiljöutredning av fallskydd på byggarbetsplatser
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Health and safety investigation of fall protection at construction sites (English)
Fall accidents are a big problem in the construction industry today and stand forapproximately 23% of all accidents. Skanska is a construction company that has avision toachieve zero accidents. Eliminating fall accidents is one step on the way towards theirvision. The state of Skanskas fall safety has been analyzed in this thesis to show whichimprovements are possible in fall safety.A literature study has been performed in which Arbetsmiljöverkets (The Swedishwork environment authority’s) laws and rules, together with Skanskas own rules havebeen studied. The conclusion of the literature study is that Skanskas own rules wouldbe sufficient to meet the goal. If those rules were followed then all the lawrequirements would be fulfilled with good margin, and good fall safety would beachieved.Construction site visits have been made, participation to safety rounds undertaken,and safety round protocols collected in order to analyze the state of Skanskas siteswhen it comes to fall safety. The results showed that Skanskas construction siteskeep a very high standard when it comes to fall safety, but there are improvementsthat could be made regarding the general order on the sites, and also by properlymarking the covering of holes.Interviews with site managers, production leaders, safety representatives, Skanskasconstruction workers, subcontractor supervisors, a health and safety engineer and ahealth and safety manager from Skanska England were undertaken in order to get anidea about what flaws might exist today within fall safety, and what can be done toimprove the fall safety.The results from these interviews showed that improvements on how people usepersonal fall safety equipment must be done, and that the major cause that so manyfall accidents occur is a lack in safety behavior by the construction workers. Increasedsafety awareness and changes in personal behavior are required to reach the vision ofzero workplace accidents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 56 p.
Skanska, arbetsmiljö, fallskydd, fallsäkerhet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209249ISRN: ISRN UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2013/11-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209249DiVA: diva2:656486
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Godonou, PatriceBenkowski, Anette