The rate of fatal injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents within the UK construction sector has not changed over the last four years based on HSE statistics. Struck by moving vehicles has been among the top five causes of fatal injuries and this accounts for averagely 10% of the entire annual fatalities in the construction industry. The misunderstanding of the inherent risks associated with working in the construction industry has been linked to inadequate supervision and failures by management to address the unacceptably high rate of accidents. This is due to managements fixation in correcting the immediate causes or symptoms without addressing the root causes.
Applicants are required to submit a proposal, no more than 2000 words, proposing their suggested objectives.
The successful candidate must ideally be from a construction background, with a built environment Master’s Degree or First Class Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent. A desire to improve construction H&S standards is essential.
This research sits within the University’s ‘Built Environment & Asset Management (BEAM) Research Centre’: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/assetmanagement/ The research group are greatly involved in the CIB Safety Health & Wellbeing in Construction Working Group (W099), more details of this can be found here: https://cibworld.org/
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