Investigating Current Practice on Disincentive Programmes in the Indonesian Construction Industry

Mohammed Ali Berawi, Perdana Miraj, Rosmariani Arifuddin, Dzikry Aulia, Siti Hardiyanti Rahma

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Much attention has been paid to practices and methods for improving the safety management of construction projects using an incentive approach, but limited studies that focus on the disincentive programme have been found, particularly in developing countries such as Indonesia. This study aims to present the findings of current practice on the disincentive programme by considering the perceptions of Indonesian construction stakeholders. In this study, a mixed-method approach through a semi-structured interview with stakeholders in the construction industry such as academics, associations and professionals, private and state-owned enterprise contractors is used. This article proposes that a penalty in terms of the cost and duration of the suspension should be enforced while strategies for alleviating increased injuries may include training, regular communication, socialisation, education, repetitive briefing and continuous supervision. It also indicates that laws and safety policies need to consider the costs suffered by personnel, families, and the ability of both small and large companies to manage such a disincentive programme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-107
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Construction in Developing Countries
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Duration of suspension
  • Indonesian construction industry
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Penalty
  • Work-related accidents


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