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TitleSafety management of cranes on construction sites in Portugal: Critical factors of safety
Other titlesGestão de segurança de gruas nos estaleiros de construção em Portugal: Fatores críticos de segurança
Author(s)Sousa, Flávia da Rocha
Couto, J. Pedro
Rabbani, Emília
Barros, Frederico
KeywordsConstruction sites
Crane safety
Critical factors
Management of crane
Issue dateFeb-2015
PublisherSociedade Portuguesa de Segurança e Higiene Ocupacionais (SPOSHO)
CitationSousa F., Couto J. P., Rabbani E., Barros F. Safety management of cranes on construction sites in Portugal: Critical factors of safety , SHO2015 – International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene, pp. 379-381, 978-989-98203-3-3, 2015
Abstract(s)The evolution of the construction caused a need to use more effective equipments, capable of meeting the increasingly demanding deadlines for the completion of works. In this context, the safety and efficiency of equipment have become key aspects in order to optimize the execution time of the works, as well as reducing labor costs and loss of materials. With the evolution of construction and construction processes, cranes have come to represent a signal of the construction of buildings, revealing to be, in most of the cases, the main equipment of construction sites. Currently, some engineers revels some apprehension regarding the use and handling of cranes which is natural and acceptable, since an equipment failure can lead to serious or fatal accidents. The factors affecting safety management of the cranes in construction sites were investigated, identified, classified and evaluated according to their degree of importance, through interviews with representatives of the general contractors of a set of selected construction sites.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/41285
ISBN978-989-98203-3-3
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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