Article Number: DRJEIT3681912575

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJEIT3681912575

ISSN: 2354-4155

Vol. 8, pp. 30-41, 2021

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Original Research Article

Risk evaluation of fall and management measures in a construction company work site in Effurun, Delta State

Ikpesu J.E.*

Sunny E. Iyuke

Daramola M.

Okewale A. O.

Ali Peace

Frank Unuame

Birma Godwin

Nwazeakpo Anita


Abstract

This research is based on the investigation of the risk of fall in a construction site in Effurun roundabout. The study evaluated the risk of falls in a construction worksite and management measures to abate them. Workers’ exposure to the risk of falls was assessed. Checklist and observation carried out showed that most of the ladder used, the distance between the steps was not uniform. The ladder had a 10% risk of fall than non-risk of fall and the walkway had a 20% risk of fall than non-risk of fall. They were placed below the wall of the top support, a proper shield between the side of the excavation and the work area was not in place and the walkways were very poor. These were not in accordance with OSHA standard requirements in a construction site. Therefore, workers should be trained and informed about the basic requirement for a standard ladder and scaffold, and the need for well-organized workplace.


Keywords: Safety, Risk Management, Construction company


 Received: March 2, 2021  Accepted: April 17, 2021  Published: April 30, 2021

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