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Stakeholders’ views on the ageing construction workforce: Preliminary findings

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posted on 30.05.2018 by Stephanie Eaves, Diane Gyi, Alistair Gibb
The UK population is rapidly ageing, resulting in an older workforce. In construction, older workers face particular challenges due to the harsh conditions of the workplace and the heavy manual nature of tasks. Although perceptions of older workers include them being slow and averse to health and safety training, the construction industry needs to consider the ways in which healthy ageing can be encouraged in the workplace. This is an important issue for both managers and the workers themselves. Focus groups were held with construction stakeholders in three companies to investigate their views on older workers, healthy ageing and opportunities and barriers. This paper presents the preliminary findings from these focus groups.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015

Pages

159 - 162

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EAVES, S., GYI, D.E. and GIBB, A.G.F., 2015. Stakeholders’ views on the ageing construction workforce: Preliminary findings. IN: Sharples, S. Shorrock, S. and Waterson, P. (eds). Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, 13-16 April 2015, pp.159-162.

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© Taylor and Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2015

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015 on 8th April 2015, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138028036.

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9781138028036

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en

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