Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Updates

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.

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Coronavirus: CIF Directs Members That All Sites Must Comply With COVID-19 Regulations

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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COVID-19: Key Issues for Contractors Operating under Public Works Contracts to Consider

John FFF O’Brien of John Farage O’Brien Dispute Resolution Consultants, sets out some critical contract matters for Construction contractors need to consider in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus Construction Update 24 March 2020

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– CIF & ICTU Call on construction companies and workers to comply with HSE Measures

– EU Called on to declare Covid-19 pandemic a Force Majeure event

– Additional HSE Coronavirus Resources

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European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) Statement urging EU Covid-19 Measures

Immediate action by the EU Commission is needed to ensure that Covid-19 is considered a force majeure, to eliminate penalties for companies that have to suspend work; and to increase European funds to cover the increased costs of the work.

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CIF and SIPTU Urge Government Not to Close Construction Sites

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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.

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CIF Statement on COVID-19 and the Construction Industry 20th March 2020

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The Construction Industry Federation is constantly advising its members in relation to all HSE Guidelines and Chief Medical Officer recommendations pertaining to Covid-19.

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CIF – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Management Information

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The management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging situation. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recommends that members monitor the websites outlined below for the latest and most accurate information.

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CIF Statement on Covid-19  Measures

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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.

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