Investigation into traffic controller health and safety at road works in Queensland

Dann, William (2013) Investigation into traffic controller health and safety at road works in Queensland. [USQ Project]


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Occupational health and safety is foremost regarded with traffic controllers than any other occupation in the construction industry. Traffic controllers are employed on road works to provide a safe working environment for road works to be carried out. The work of a traffic controller is to employ health and safety principles for a safe work site, in which there are standards and code of conducts that govern. However this dissertation will look at the health and safety of the traffic controller themselves. The standards and code of conducts relating to the health and safety of traffic controllers will be analysed, as well as industry data to determine high risk factors of traffic control work.

On any traffic management site the main health and safety hazard to traffic controllers are drivers and their vehicles. Safety standards and code of conducts are set out to account for this main hazard. However varying driver behaviours at road work presents a varying risk. The overall aim of this dissertation is to determine what type of driver factors place traffic controllers at risk at road works. Understanding these factors/risks will allow possible new mitigation measures to be proposed to reduce the risk to traffic controllers. However in order for this to be carried out an understanding of risks, risk identification and risk management needs to be developed.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Thorpe, David
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 02:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: investigation; traffic controller; health and safety; road works; queensland
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350505 Occupational and workplace health and safety
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400512 Transport engineering

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