Safety Standards in Building Fabrication of Sri Lanka
Importance of Safety in Building Construction
A safety culture in the building construction and fabrication sector is required because of the “humanitarian aspect” and this is one of the prominent statements that Hassan, Basha, and Hanafi (2007) have highlighted. It is this humanitarian aspect that drives the Management, Engineering team, and staff members of TNR Fab Engineering (Pvt) Ltd to prolifically ensure that safety standards are given excess importance.
Tam, Zeng, and Deng (2004) have warned readers that construction is a hazardous industry due to its unique nature and accordingly, safety should be treated with the highest levels of diligent attention.
Safety Management in Construction Projects
After several accidents in the building construction industry in developed as well as developing nations, the focus on “safety management” has risen significantly. The research of Tam, Zeng, and Deng (2004) has analysed safety in the Chinese construction sector and stressed the need for safety management. One would wonder what exactly safety management encompasses and the answer to this was revealed after analysing the research texts mentioned in this article.
Consequently, safety management could comprise a number of slightly various elements but overall, the following aspects are central in the modern concept of safety management in the building construction, fabrication, and engineering industry of Sri Lanka as well as other nations:
- 1. Exploring the risk-prone activities in construction sites
- 2. Planning and preparing safety-related policies while implementing them effectively
- 3. Identify methods to enhance safety in every single construction-related process.
- Hassan, Basha, and Hanafi (2007), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
- Tam, Zeng, and Deng (2004), Safety Science