Abstract: This thesis set out to reduce the rate of construction disasters and to create better working conditions by surveying safety managers and safety patrol managers. In each phase of construction, laborers are exposed to various specific risk factors on sites. However, trained specialists have a high opportunity to prevent laborer accidents. Therefore, construction companies hire safety patrol managers through outsourcing contracts to support safety managers in preventing laborer and construction site accidents. However, the working conditions of safety patrol managers require improvement as most of them are employed as non-regular workers and casual worker problems remain to be settled. We should offer some suggestions to tackle these issues and attempt to improve the conditions within the current system. Despite the many accidents in small construction companies and on small construction sites caused by the neglect of safety management, clear safety regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the occupational safety and health acts need to be modified to improve working conditions on small-scale construction sites by hiring trained safety managers.
Kyung Hwan Ko, Graduate Student and Keun Oh Lee, 2018. Determining Efficient Safety Patrol Team Operations on Construction Sites. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 2732-2736.