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Title: Developing an electronic system to enhance building safety audits
Authors: Evelyn, A.L.T. 
Keywords: Accidents
Construction sites
Risk management
Safety auditing
Safety performance
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Source: Evelyn, A.L.T. (2007-12). Developing an electronic system to enhance building safety audits. Architectural Science Review 50 (4) : 375-379. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The ability to prevent accidents can enhance construction sites as safer work places. The key to preventing accidents is effective risk identification and management, requiring performance feedback via a structured, transparent and auditable assessment process. Current measures of safety performance have not improved safety levels on worksites in Singapore. The problem is a lack of a standard protocol or audit tool that can assess objectively the effectiveness of a construction firm's safety management system. This research note introduces an electronic method for safety auditing through a more efficient mode of data collection and transfer. A survey and on-site trial audit were conducted to validate the system. The findings show that an electronic system can enhance the safety auditing process, resulting in safer work places. © 2007 University of Sydney. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Architectural Science Review
ISSN: 00038628
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