COVID-19 Protocols: Assessing Construction Site Workers ComplianceAbstract:
Purpose: The paper investigates construction site workers’ compliance with various Covid-19 protocols while working on construction sites.
Design/methodology/approach: This survey was conducted after the ease of lockdown following the Nigerian first upsurge of the covid-19 pandemic. The survey research method was adopted for the study using a structured questionnaire administered to two hundred and forty six construction site workers under strict covid-19 preventive measures. The data were complemented through personal observations of the study site activities. The results were analysed using frequency tables and a factor analytical approach.
Findings: The preventive measures in place on construction sites can be classified into personal protective measures, good etiquette/manners, contact precautions, and prompt actions. Although the workers claimed to be aware of the covid-19 pandemic, their disposition towards the preventive measures on construction sites is worrisome. Hence their level of compliance with the protocols.
Research limitations/implications: The research results may lack generalisability due to the study’s location. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to evaluate the compliance level further in other places. This will help draw comparisons from the different areas investigated.
Originality/value: This paper fulfils an identified gap to study the need to promote public health by mitigating the global pandemic’s spread in areas where social distancing cannot be easily observed.