Category: Health & Safety

Coronavirus Construction Update 24 March 2020

Coronavirus

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

Construction Industry Federation

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

Coronavirus

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

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.

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“Safety Must Remain Priority for Construction Companies as Activity Increases” – CIF

Construction worker deaths 2019

Construction workplace deaths have more than doubled in 2019 from five to 12, with falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is also reporting that fatalities are more common in smaller construction companies with fewer than 10 employees. Agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in […]

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CWHT – On-site Health Screening for Building Workers

CWHT

The Construction Workers Health Trust, (CWHT) continues to deliver on-site health screening to building workers on sites up and down the country. This year so far, almost 4,000 workers have received an on-site medical, and once again the Trust is on course to deliver 5000 screenings for the year in total.

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