Category: Health & Safety

Be Smart and Protect Your Skin Against Cancer


CIF joins forces with Irish Cancer Society to spread he SunSmart message this summer Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Most cases are caused by UV rays from the sun. UV rays also cause skin ageing, sunspots and eye damage. 1 in 4 skin cancer deaths in Ireland in Construction, Outdoor and […]


How Your Company Can Take Part In International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 falls on Saturday, 28 April. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in conjunction with Congress, IBEC and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) seeks to commemorate those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents. In the past 10-years (from 2008 to end 2017), 501 persons were killed in work-related […]


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 […]


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 […]


OPW Building Maintenance Services awarded 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bosch product recall notice

Bosch Power Tools

Bosch issues recall notice for limited number of angle grinders Bosch Power Tools have issued a product recall for a limited number of  their series GWS 20, GWS 22 and GWS 24 angle grinders. The relevant models were produced from June 2016 through to August 2016.  The model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake is […]


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 were present at a special presentation of certificates to Mercury Engineering staff at the new […]