FACTORS INFLUENCING CONSTRUCTION SITE OPERATIVE TRAINING IN NIGERIAJournal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.10, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2019-02-28
Authors : Oni O.Z Amusan L.M Akinbile B.F Owolabi J.D Ogundipe K.E;
Page : 83-93
Keywords : Construction site; Operatives; Performance; Safety; Training;
This research assesses the factors influencing construction site operative training in Nigeria with a view to enhancing safety practices among construction sites operatives. A cross-sectional research design was adopted, where snowballing and random sampling techniques were used to select the construction company and the respondents. Respondents to be sampled were drawn from the list of professionals in the built environments such as Architect, Quantity surveyors, Builder and the Engineers and site operatives such as skilled, unskilled, semi-skilled labors and operators working with each construction company. Data were collected using a well-structured closeended questionnaires designed based on the stated objectives of the study. 188 copies of questionnaires were distributed out of which 137 was completely filled and returned, representing 72.9 response rate. Returned data were analyzed using percentile, Relative Important Index (RII) and independent Sample T-Test with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 21.0. The result revealed that changes in government policy, poor job performance, quality improvement, high rate of rework and technological changes were the major ranked factors influencing construction site operative training in Oyo State. It further show that there are significant difference in the opinion of site operatives and professionals on organizational peer pressure, high level of material wastage and promotion exercise or change in position. The study concludes that operatives in the study area tend to be trained only when there is change in government or organization policy. The study recommend that government/organization should frequently review there policy in favor of operative training.
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