Survey and Improvement Scheme for Safety Certification System of Temporary Equipment and Materials

가설기자재 관련 안전인증제도 실태조사 및 개선방안

  • Won, Bang-Hee (Department of Service Safety, Gyeonggi Northern Area Office, KOSHA) ;
  • Yoon, Kyeong-Won (Department of Civil & Urban Engineering, Inje University) ;
  • Jeon, Sang-Soo (Department of Civil & Urban Engineering, Inje University)
  • 원방희 (한국산업안전보건공단 경기북부지사) ;
  • 윤경원 (인제대학교 토목도시공학부) ;
  • 전상수 (인제대학교 토목도시공학부)
  • Received : 2016.04.04
  • Accepted : 2016.07.07
  • Published : 2016.07.31


In this study, the systems and standards for temporary equipment and materials established in domestic and foreign countries are examined to provide improvement schemes and to insure their safety. Statistical analyses of the data obtained from the internet and/or field visit surveys of employees working in manufacturing, leasing, and construction companies related to temporary equipment and materials and improvement schemes were conducted to evaluate the implementation of a safety certification system for currently used temporary equipment and materials. This safety certification system has been enforced since 2009, but the number of accidents at construction sites, which are reported by the 'serious accident cases and measures in construction sites' group of the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA), has increased. The respondents' answers regarding the suitability of the items, which are required for the safety certification of the equipment and materials, were 'yes (36%)', 'no (30%)', and 'unknown (35%)'. Less than half of the answers regarding the current system were positive and most of the respondents answered that the current system does not reflect the evolution of the construction environment. A system is needed to approve items certified in foreign countries and newly developed materials and items, in addition to the (automatic) registration for the reuse of temporary equipment and materials, and improvements are needed in their safety. In this study, after examining the size and practicability of the items requiring approval from the current system, the certification methods are reevaluated and improvement schemes are provided for the system.


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