Tag: Health & Safety

CWHT Health Screening in your Workplace

CWHT Health Screening

Construction Workers Health Trust (CWHT) has launched a new CWHT Health Screening initiative to encourage contractors in the industry to register directly with them for the purpose of providing all of their workers with a bi-annual health check in the workplace. Ask any safety officer what they do in relation to health, and you’re immediately […]

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Do you have one of these guys in your work place?

Ayrton Group

Ayrton Group’s ‘catchy’ video highlights construction site risks Hats off to the team at Ayrton Group who have released a catchy musical video to highlight safety risks on construction sites. With a fresh take on an extremely serious subject the Ayrton Group’s video takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at safety in the workplace, with […]

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Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

Shoes for Crews

How to return affected Shoes for Crews products The Health and Safety Authority advises that a voluntary product recall of the following safety footwear under the brand Shoes for Crews. Products: Alaskan II/Alaskan 2; Aramis (black and white); Colt Light/Lite, Defense; Guard; Luigi Light/Lite (black and white); Mario Light/Lite (black and white); Portos (black and […]

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HSA targets 4,000 construction site investigations in 2017

construction site investigations

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD and HSA CEO Martin O’Halloran Health and Safety Authority “Programme of Work for 2017” launched The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published its ‘Programme of Work for 2017’ providing details of planned actions, priorities and inspection targets for the year. These include 4,000 Irish construction […]

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Construction workplace fatalities down in 2016

Construction workplace fatalities

Lowest number of workplace fatalities in all industries since 2009 The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) figures reveal there were nine fatalities in construction workplace accidents in 2016, compared to 11 in 2015.   Forty-four fatalities in all industries in 2016 Overall there were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction […]

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Mercury Engineering staff awarded Safety Certificates

Mercury Engineering staff

1 2 3 4 Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Certs at Facebook ceremony   Images: Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Safety Certs. Frank Matthews, Mercury Engineering. Paul Gaughran, MACE Group. Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF   Construction magazine and constructionnews.ie were present at a special presentation of certificates to Mercury Engineering staff at the new […]

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Twitter Highlights: CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

Plant & Equipment Safety

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CIF Construction Safety Week 2016 Day 4 Twitter Highlights Some of the Twitter highlights from Day Four of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, which focused on ‘Plant & Equipment Safety’. Tweets courtesy of BAM Ireland (@BAMContractors), CIF (@CIF_Ireland) , John Paul Construction (@johnpaulconst) and Hegarty Demolition […]

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CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4 – Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety – Your Move It’s Day Four of CIF Constriction Safety Week and the focus switches to Mobile Plant & Vehicle Safety After falls, the most common reason for fatal or serious accidents in the construction industry are incidents with mobile plant and […]

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Twitter Highlights: CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 3

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 CIF Construction Safety Week 2016 Day 3 Twitter Highlights Some of the Twitter highlights from Day Three of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, which focused on ‘Positive Mental Health’. Tweets courtesy of Manley Construction (@ManleyConstruction), Sean Downey CIF (@CIFSeanDowney) , Gem Group (@gemjoinery), CIF (@CIF_Ireland), and StaySafe (@staysafe).If tweeting […]

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CIF Construction Safety Week 12 – 16 September

CIF Construction Safety Week

The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual Construction Safety Week campaign and called on all construction companies to set aside time this week to re-emphasize the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents. CIF Construction Safety Week runs from 12 – 16 September 2016. It will see […]

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