Title Safety Management Framework for Information Handover Effectiveness in the Construction Industry
Authors Zhenhui JIN ; Youngsoo JUNG
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.6106/KJCEM.2020.21.4.050
Page pp.50-61
ISSN 2005-6095
Keywords Safety Management; Information Handover; Business Function; Project Life-Cycle; Industrial Hierarchy
Abstract Safety management has been one of the most critical issues in the construction industry for a long time. Despite continuous efforts, it still shows a higher accident rate than other sectors. To reduce the accident rate, a lot of studies have been performed, mostly focused on contractors or construction phase. Although the initial stage of the construction project has the most significant impact on construction safety and decision-makers at the initial stage play an important role, the safety management system throughout the project entire life-cycle is still insufficient. In addition, although a great deal of information is generated in the construction project and the value is increasing, while it shows an inefficient aspect. This is believed to be due to insufficient information exchange and a lack of standards. In this context, this study aims to analyze the efficiency of information handover in construction safety. For this purpose, a safety management framework for systematically and efficiently managing and utilizing for construction safety information is referred to as ‘safety business functions’, ‘project life-cycle’, and ‘industrial hierarchy’. The ‘safety business functions’ are classified into three levels. And then, in order to analyze the efficiency of safety information handover, ‘importance of safety business function’ and ‘efficiency of safety information handover’ were evaluated by interviewing with experts. This study can be used as reference data for implementing systematical and efficient safety management, and can also increase construction safety competency.