Health and safety (H&S) in housing

Show simple item record Smallwood, J.J.
dc.contributor.other IAHS World Congress on Housing (33rd : 2005 : Pretoria, South Africa) 2009-06-04T12:51:57Z 2009-06-04T12:51:57Z 2005-09
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dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing, 27-30 September 2005,"Transforming Housing Environments through Design", University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.description.abstract Inadequate or the lack of H&S negatively affects cost, environment, productivity, quality, and time. Conversely, optimum H&S is the catalyst for enhanced performance relative to the aforementioned, as a result of, inter alia, tidy sites, optimum access, and loss prevention. Accidents result in direct and indirect costs, the latter being up to twenty times that of the direct costs. Both the direct and indirect costs add to the cost of housing. The paper reports on a study conducted among members of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) in South Africa to primarily determine H&S related perceptions and needs. The paper concludes that there is a general need for assistance relative to H&S. The assistance required is primarily in the form of the development and implementation of an H&S programme, training of management, supervisors and workers, content and interpretation of H&S legislation, development of project H&S plans, and to a lesser extent, risk assessments. The paper recommends that the NHBRC should inter alia: develop a housing oriented H&S programme; develop housing oriented H&S guidelines; present H&S seminars and workshops; train NHBRC ‘inspectors’ in H&S; include the assessment of H&S in site inspections, and develop an H&S competition. en
dc.format.extent Presentation consists of 11 pages. en_US
dc.format.medium This paper was transformed from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material on the CD ROM was published using Adobe Acrobat technology. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smallwood, JJ 2005, 'Health and safety (H&S) in housing', paper presented at XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing 2005 - Transforming Housing Environments through Design (HUE), University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1-86854-627-6
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IAHS en_US
dc.rights Copyright shared by: International Association for Housing science, Coral Gables/Miami, Florida 33134, USA University of Pretoria (UP), Hillcrest, Pretoria 0002, South Africa en_US
dc.subject Health and safety en_US
dc.subject Housing oriented H&S programme en
dc.subject.lcsh Housing -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh House construction -- Economic aspects -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- Safety measures -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial productivity -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Construction industry -- Costs -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Housing and health -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh National Home Builders Registration Council (South Africa) en
dc.title Health and safety (H&S) in housing en_US
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dc.type Presentation en_US

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