School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Phil Bust PhD. MIEHF

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Research Associate

Construction Industry experience working for consulting engineers, architects, contractors and local authorities in the UK and abroad.

Ergonomics experience working in heavy manufacturing industries carrying out workplace assessents and manual handling training.

Broad interests and expertise

  • Anything that affects the health of construction workers.

Professional affiliations

  • Registered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Research interests

Research work in health and safety in construction began in 2003 with investigation of manual handling activities and has since included studies of occupational health provision in civil engineering companies, safeguard of maintenance workers when using asbestos and the management of health and safety on construction projects in developing countries. Current research interests include the impact on health and safety of migrant workers in construction and the use of visual means of communicating health and safety messages.

Previous research projects

  • Back to work: manual handling of highway kerbs for the Construction Health and Safety Group, Chertsey
  • Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries for EPSRC/ECI
  • Cascading messages through others: The affect on the awareness of, and compliance with the Duty to Manage Asbestos Regulations. for IES/HSE
  • Taking risks with asbestos: What influences the behaviour of maintenance workers. IES/HSE
  • Evaluation of Olympic Park Safety and Communication Initiatives. for HSE

Editor of five books on ergonomics.  Programme Secretary for the Ergonomics Society's Annual Conference (2006-2009).