The importance of construction sector activities to any economy cannot be overstated yet this industry is faced with numerous concerns with Health and Safety (H&S) practices being at the top. This study examines H&S contractual provisions in four standard form contracts widely used in the UK construction industry because of their 'bargaining power'. It is established using content analysis and literature review that the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and General Conditions of Government Contracts for Building and Civil Engineering Works (GC/Works) embrace key features of secondary legislation such as compliance, cooperation and competence while the New Engineering Contract (NEC) and Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contracts promote flexibility, fairness and certainty. The novelty of this study is in its ability to compare H&S contractual provisions with key features of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007). The conclusions drawn from the study demonstrate the need for greater clarity and uniformity in standard form contracts particularly in the area of H&S.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference on “Modelling and Building Health and Safety”|
|Editors||Imelda Krisiani Tjandra, George Ofori, Evelyn Teo|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2012|
|Event||CIB W099 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety - , Singapore|
Duration: 10 Sep 2012 → 11 Sep 2012
|Conference||CIB W099 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety|
|Period||10/09/12 → 11/09/12|
Mzyece, D., Ndekugri, I., Ankrah, N., & Hammond, F. (2012). Contractual Provisions for Health and Safety: Standard Form Contracts in the UK Construction Industry. In I. K. Tjandra, G. Ofori, & E. Teo (Eds.), Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference on “Modelling and Building Health and Safety” (pp. 428-437). Singapore: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.