Health and Safety in Voluntary Sector Construction

This research, conducted using sociological methods, investigates how these volunteer workers of railway sector construct safety in their volunteering environment.

The construction industry is dangerous – 39 fatalities were recorded in the UK in 2012/13, with comparable and even larger figures reported worldwide.  Yet every year, at least several hundred UK-based people take part in construction activities on a voluntary basis, examples being international development projects using ‘gap-year’ students and the substantial UK heritage railway sector that maintains its permanent way and civil engineering infrastructure using volunteers.  This research, conducted using sociological methods, investigates how these volunteer workers construct safety in their volunteering environment.

Principal Investigator: 

Co-Investigators: 

Dr Fred Sherratt (Anglia Ruskin University)

Research Institutes: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Themes: 

  • Infrastructure Sensing and Systems

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 16:23