Covid-19 protocols : assessing construction site workers compliance

Olukolajo, Michael Ayodele and Oyetunji, Abiodun Kolawole and Oluleye, Ifeoluwa Benjamin (2022) Covid-19 protocols : assessing construction site workers compliance. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 20 (1). pp. 115-131.

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Purpose: This paper aims to investigate construction site workers’ compliance with various coronavirus (Covid-19) protocols while working on construction sites. Design/methodology/approach: This survey was conducted at the end of the imposed lockdown following Nigeria’s upsurge of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey research method was adopted for the study using a structured questionnaire administered to 246 construction site workers under strict Covid-19 preventive measures. The data was complemented through personal observations of the study site activities. The results were analysed using frequency tables and a factor analytical approach. Findings: The preventive measures in place on construction sites can be classified into personal protective measures, good etiquette/manners, contact precautions and prompt actions. Although the workers claimed to be aware of the Covid-19 pandemic, their disposition towards the preventive measures on construction sites is worrisome. Hence, their level of compliance with the protocols could mitigate the spread of the virus. Originality/value: This paper fulfils an identified gap to study the need to promote public health by mitigating the global pandemic’s spread in areas where social distancing cannot be easily observed.

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