BUILDING DEVELOPER`S APPROACH TO SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Keywords:Construction industry, construction safety performance, assessment
The health and well-being of construction project workers are being threatened by the increasing cases of injuries and casualties recorded at construction sites. Much research has established numerous approach in order to reduce the frequency of accident. Only a few studies focus on building developers. The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate building developer approaches to safety performance in the construction industry of Nigeria. Data was collected from building developers in the northern part of Nigeria through the aid of questionnaire surveys and interview. The results of the study showed that 58% of the respondent do not address safety at the conceptual project phase. In addition, contractor selection is not influenced by the contractor safety performance. The result of the study may be of potential benefit to the administrators of building developer, designers and policy makers.