A proposal for improving safety in construction projects by strengthening coordinators’ competencies in health and safety issues

Ros Serrano, Antonio and Ortiz Marcos, Isabel and Palomo Sanchez, Jose Gabriel and Uruburu Colsa, Ángel (2013). A proposal for improving safety in construction projects by strengthening coordinators’ competencies in health and safety issues. "Safety Science", v. 54 ; pp. 92-103. ISSN 0925-7535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2012.12.004.

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Title: A proposal for improving safety in construction projects by strengthening coordinators’ competencies in health and safety issues
Author/s:
  • Ros Serrano, Antonio
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Palomo Sanchez, Jose Gabriel
  • Uruburu Colsa, Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Safety Science
Date: April 2013
ISSN: 0925-7535
Volume: 54
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Competencies; Duties; Coordination; Prevention; Health and safety
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The figure of the coordinator in health and safety issues in the construction sector first appeared in our legislation through the incorporation of the European Directives (in our case Royal Decree 1627/97 on the minimum health and safety regulations in construction works), and is viewed differently in different countries of the European Union regarding the way they are hired and their role in the construction industry. Coordinating health and safety issues is also a management process that requires certain competencies that are not only based on technical or professional training, but which, taking account of the work environment, require the use of strategies and tools that are related to experience and personal skills. Through a piece of research that took account of expert opinions in the matter, we have found which competencies need to be possessed by the health and safety coordinator in order to improve the safety in the works they are coordinating. The conclusions of the analyses performed using the appropriate statistical methods (comparing means and multivariate analysis techniques), will enable training programmes to be designed and ensure that the health and safety coordinators selected have the competencies required to carry out their duties.

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Item ID: 15373
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15373/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15373
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2012.12.004
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092575351200286X
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Dec 2013 19:47
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 14:38
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