Ahmad, Mirza Munir and M Kutty, Shamsul Rahman and Mohd Shariff, Azmi and Khamidi, M. Faris (2010) APPLICATION OF AT-RISK BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM (ARBAIS) MODEL IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. [Citation Index Journal]

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This study evaluates the past and present trends of Behaviour Based Safety in Construction Industry. The application of BBS in construction industry is very common around the world. Industries are focusing on reducing costs associated with accidents and injuries of workers. Most behavioural studies conducted showed that reduction in injuries occur if safe behaviour becomes more prevalent than unsafe behaviour. Track record showed that 88% accidents in industries occur due to worker’s unsafe actions. Modern methods of construction and new ways of performing tasks expedite the progress of work but on the other hand introduce new hazards. Hazards and risks due to involvement of various specialty groups at different stages of construction phases are different. Various specialty groups such as Geo-tech, plumbing, electrical, transportation and etc impose unique hazards to the workers. The required approach to these hazards is not same. It is highly notice that traditional ways to handle these risks may not work appropriately. Therefore, a new systematic approach should be introduced to increase safe behaviours, reduce risky behaviours and prevent accident injuries and fatalities at work. One of the promising methods that could address this issue is using At-Risk Behaviour Analysis and Improvement System (ARBAIS) concept. The ARBAIS is a new concept that is currently gaining the popularity in process industries. ARBAIS is workable and practical since it is easy to implement, collect data and correct unsafe behaviour. In this work, the ARBAIS concept will be enhanced in order to accommodate the nature of construction industry. This method once implemented perhaps could reduce the injuries and fatalities due to worker’s unsafe action.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:5509
Deposited By: Prof Dr Azmi Mohd Shariff
Deposited On:30 May 2011 12:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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