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(i) all such unsafe buildings, structures or appendages and building services eq
uipment and installations are hereby declared to be public nuisances and shall b
e abated by repair, rehabilitation, depletion or removal in accordance with the
procedure set forth in this code.
These and many more sections in the code have spelt out the minimum level of ris
k a worker should be exposed to and it has also stated the minimum requirement f
or health and safety on every construction site.
THE RELEVANCE OF THE NATIONAL BUILDING CODE TO HEALTH
AND SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION
The National Building Code has been of a reasonable advantage to the constructio
n industry in Nigeria especially in the aspect of health and safety of workers o
n site. The provisions of the Code with respect to health and safety has been of
tremendous help in stating the responsibilities of the parties involved In the
construction industry in providing health and safety.
Originally the average Nigerian worker does not know his right as pertain to hea
lth and safety and will see the provision of the same as a favour or privilege i
nstead of a right. But the code has shown that it is one of the primary duties o
f the employer to ensure a good and safe working condition.
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CONCLUSION
In conclusion the National Building Code addressed the issue of health and safet
y in the construction industry amongst other issues addressed. The emergence of
the National Building Code will also make construction work to be carried out in
the safest possible working conditions.
The National Building Code, if properly followed and implemented, will prune the
construction industry of all forms of unsafe acts, unsafe working condition, an
d unsafe process of construction.
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Bokinni .S. K (2002) Industrial Safety and Accident Prevention (unpublished)
CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE -- SECTIONS 105400-105430.
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Hassan et al. Perception Of Building Construction Workers Towards Safety, Health
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Health and Safety Executivewww.hse.co m
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