Coronavirus Update – CIF Directs Members To Secure Construction Sites Where Non-Essential Work Taking Place
Following the Taoiseach’s statement on new Covid-19 measures that outlined workers must stay at home in all circumstances except where work is an essential health, social care or other essential service that cannot be done from home.
The Construction Industry Federation is urging all members to ensure that strict safety and hygiene protocols are being followed on all sites, saying that members have 48 hours to comply with coronavirus guidelines or face having their sites shut down.
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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is asking for building sites to be allowed to remain open, even if the Government announces tighter restrictions today.
CIF says that its members are continuing to deliver construction contracts while adhering to recommended health guidelines.
Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, says that the construction sector is vital for the continuation of the economy, adding that the CIF continues to work with members to develop health and safety protocols.
The Construction Industry Federation is constantly advising its members in relation to all HSE Guidelines and Chief Medical Officer recommendations pertaining to Covid-19.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the objective being to minimise the spread of Covid-19. This is the critical stage for employers and employees. Decisive, proactive containment measures taken now can reduce negative impacts in the future.
L to r: Dave Flynn, Executive Director, Skillnet Ireland; Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF; Pat Lucey, President, CIF; and Liz Carroll, Network Manager, Construction Professionals Skillnet. Skillnet Ireland and the CIF have established a new Construction Professionals Skillnet to urgently address skills shortages in the construction industry. The CIF and Skillnet Ireland are delighted to […]
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