The impact of safety training programme implementation on Project Performance at The Electricity Company of Ghana, Volta-Region

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Safety involves both physical and psychological wellbeing of employees in an Organisation and other persons such as the public or customers are adversely affected by the activities and these are of major concern to the employers, employees, Governments and stakeholders but most Project management fails to put in place adequate measures in the safety programme on their project such as safety training. As said by Bamber, (2008) project workers should obtain adequate training in Health, Safety and Environment by making sure that significant lawmaking and procedural factors belonging to Safety are given attention during the initial and all phases of project development. When project members get appropriate safety training for a project, it enhances their knowledge and attitude as well as behaviours to perform their activities in a safer way Goetsch, (2005). The aim of this research was to assess the ‘Impact of Safety Training Programme implementation on Project Performance in an Organisation’, precisely Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Volta-Region with objectives ‘to identify the level of impact in the implementation of Safety Training Programme on the Projects performances among others. Thirty-two (32) Staffs were purposively selected because the respondents had deeper knowledge and understood the study area to provide accurate responses, but only Thirty (30) respondents responded and returned the Structured Questionnaire. Descriptive statistical measure with the distribution tables was employed for ranking in the presentation and analysis of the data for the study. Findings of the study revealed that, even though the Electricity Company of Ghana provides safe environment with management commitment for the implementation of safety training programme on projects, it still lacks adequate resources provision such as equipment to use in the implementation of the program for safety to be adhered. However, these have affected how workers sometimes perform on the projects despite the fact they have been trained safely. But above all, the implementation of Safety training programme has positive impact in improving the Organisation projects performances. The Study recommends management of the Electricity Company of Ghana to review its implementation on Safety training periodically and also provide adequate provision of resources such as the PPE, tools and equipment for all participants undertaking the training to help understand the concept of safety procedures for safety adherence on projects in improving project performances in the Company
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment for the requirement for the award degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
Influences, Safety training, Implementation programmed, Project Performance, Electricity Company, Volta-Region, Ghana