OPW Building Maintenance Services awarded Safe-T-Cert

Safe-T-Cert

Presentation of OPW Safe-T-Cert at Collins Barracks

Building Maintenance Services, a branch of the Office of Public Works (OPW) has been successful in its audit with Safe-T-Cert.  Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Tom Parlon, made the presentation on Wednesday 26 April at Collins Barracks in Dublin.

Pictured receiving the certification from Tom Parlon (left) is Dave Farrell, Safety Advisor, Health and Safety Services, OPW.

Photograph: Mark Boland, Silverimage Photography.

What is Safe-T-Cert

Safe-T-Cert is a certification scheme designed for certifying the Safety Management Systems of contractors working in the construction industry. The scheme’s objective is to improve health and safety management by providing objective standards and certifying those contractors whose safety management systems have been assessed, and can demonstrate that they:

  • Are inline with the ILO guidelines for Safety Management Systems

  • Meet the basic requirements for training and competence

  • Implement an occupational health and safety management system which meets the requirements of the organisation – incorporating continual improvement

  • Address relevant national legislation

  • Demonstrates commitment at all levels within the organisation

Safe-T-Cert is a construction sector specific safety management system accreditation service. The scheme is applicable to contractors of all sizes and was developed jointly by the CIF and the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) in Belfast. It is applicable in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Safety Management Systems

Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001(Second Edition)

The International Labour Organiation (ILO) has designed Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems as a practical tool for assisting organisations and competent institutions as a means of achieving continual improvement in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) performance. The guidelines have been developed according to internationally agreed principles defined by the ILO’s tripartite constituents. The practical recommendations of these guidelines are intended for use by all those who have responsibility for OSH management.


Click here to download a copy of the second edition of the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

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