Master of science in project management

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Generally, the success of completing any construction project is predicated on key performance indices such as timely delivery of project, construction time, defects as well as client satisfaction. However, what impact does the introduction of safety management has on construction project performance? This research sought to identify key safety management practices adopted in the construction industry, identify those used in the industry and their effect on performance of construction projects in the Ghanaian construction industry. To be able to achieve the specific objectives, 70 questionnaires were administered to site managers, project managers, safety officers as well as well as other site operatives. Fifty-five (55) completed questionnaires collated from the survey were examined using mean score ranking. The summation of findings from the survey revealed Provision of required PPEs as the most commonly safety management practice used in the Ghanaian construction industry. Also, total participation by top management in the sensitization and implementation of safety was identified by the respondents as a significant improvement measure for safety management during construction projects. The findings and recommendations listed in this study may be essential to clients as well as other construction professionals in facilitating the delivery of projects according to the defined standards and specifications. It will also be an added benefit for construction firms if a similar study is conducted to ascertain the effect of safety management on cost performance of construction projects in Ghana
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
Safety management, construction firms