Construction Health and Safety Management and its Influence on Project Success in Nairobi County
Bonface Maturi Nyabioge1, Esther Ogoro2, Ellis Okeri3
1Mr. Bonface Maturi Nyabioge, Construction Project Manager, Spacecom Enterprises, Nairobi, Kenya.
2MS. Esther Ogoro, Assistant Registrar, Central Examination Centre, University of Nairobi (Chiromo Campus), Nairobi, Kenya.
3Mr. Ellis Okeri, Student, Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Computing), University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Manuscript received on July 02, 2018. | Revised Manuscript received on July 03, 2018. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2018. | PP: 17-19 | Volume-8 Issue-3, September 2018. | Retrieval Number: C3153098318/2018©BEIESP
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Abstract: The continuous demand for improved and efficient health and safety management have put pressure to construction project managers, thereby creating a lot of management challenges that require an integrated process to be tackled. Hence, this research sought to assess the impact of health and safety management on construction projects success in Nairobi County. A survey to investigate health and safety management factors was delimited to 45 on-going commercial/ mixed urban development projects each worth more than Kshs100 million in Westlands constituency, Nairobi County. Owing to the fact that the population was reasonably small, a census was deemed suitable for this study. The survey achieved 80% rate of return of questionnaires from the construction project managers and data analysis was carried out using both descriptive and inferential (through correlation analysis) statistical methods. Results from the study were presented in form of tables and figures in a comprehensive manner. The findings indicated that, there is no well-defined site management system in the Kenyan construction industry and most sites are run through intuition and processes that involves a lot of paper work (checklists). This study therefore, recommends use of Oracle prime Projects Cloud Service, radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology, drones and Autodesk Navisworks software in construction health and safety management.
Keywords: Construction Health and Safety Management, Project Success.