Briefing: A framework for integrating health, safety and well-being into labour-only procurement

Umeokafor, Nnedinma and Windapo, Abimbola and Olatunji, Oluwole ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9726-4218 (2021) Briefing: A framework for integrating health, safety and well-being into labour-only procurement. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 174 (4):2000010. pp. 141-144. ISSN 1751-4304


Abstract

The attributes of a successful project are well-documented in the literature, including the roles of health and safety in procurement. However, integrating health and safety strategies into a labour-only procurement system (LoPS) has remained a challenge in practice and has received only a little attention in research. This study proposes measurable strategies for integrating health, safety and well-being (HS&W) into LoPS, towards improving productivity and project outcomes. The study emphasises that HS&W will improve in LoPS projects relative to contractors’ self-regulation of their HS&W culture. In addition, HS&W benefits LoPS when project stakeholders collaborate seamlessly and deploy integrated tools that support HS&W. This also includes optimising shared decision protocols involving project owners and contractors regarding materials and subcontractor selection, whereby HS&W is a critical decision parameter. Through the framework proposed in this study, stakeholders and future studies should be able to improve their understanding of the cost of HS&W and the social benefits of LoPS, particularly to developing economies around the world.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 01:22
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contracts & law; Health & safety; Procurement
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.20.00010
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48051

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