Determining the Level of Knowledge of First Aid Among Construction Sector Employees in Turkey

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Kent Akademisi (Online), vol.16, no.3, pp.2015-2027, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.35674/kent.1229888
  • Journal Name: Kent Akademisi (Online)
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2015-2027
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Occupational accidents and injuries are a widespread issue in the construction sector, highlighting the crucial importance of employees' knowledge level regarding first aid. This study was designed as a cross-sectional research to determine the level of first aid knowledge among workers in the construction industry. The study was conducted with 145 participants working at a construction site in Istanbul, Turkey. Data was collected through a questionnaire consisting of 38 questions, which assessed the participants' knowledge level of first aid and included socio-demographic characteristics. Percentages, frequencies, means, standard deviations, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Mann-Whitney U test were employed for statistical analysis. The study findings indicated that individuals who had previously intervened in a first aid situation, those who received first aid training for a duration of nine hours or more, and individuals possessing a first aid certification exhibited higher levels of knowledge (p < 0.05). The study revealed that workers in the construction sector generally possessed a good level of first aid knowledge. This can be attributed to their frequent exposure to first aid-requiring situations within the construction environment.