Category: Health & Safety

10 Activities to organise during CIF Construction Safety Week 2018

Construction Safety Week 2018

1. Stand down to explain the background to Construction Safety Week and engage all site supervisors in the activities during the campaign It is essential that all people on site, as well as office staff, buy in and understand the importance of CIF Construction Safety Week. Don’t leave anyone out. 2. Organise onsite health Screening […]

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Dr Sharon McGuinness Appointed New CEO of HSA

Sharon McGuinness

Dr Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health & Safety Authority. The Board of the Health and Safety Authority has appointed Dr Sharon McGuinness as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr McGuinness took over the role on 01 July last, following the retirement of Martin O’Halloran. Prior to joining the HSA, Dr McGuinness worked in government affairs and […]

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HSA Launches Online Safety Course for Small Contractors and Self-Employed

Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive online course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’. The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the CIF, in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise […]

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Be Smart and Protect Your Skin Against Cancer

Sunsmart

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 […]

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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 […]

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Many Roles – One Vision – Working Safely Together

Construction Safety Week 2018

The management and awareness of safety and health issues has progressed enormously in the construction sector in the past 18 years. Employers and workers have invested time and money to drive improvements, endeavoring to ensure all workers can work safely on construction projects in Ireland. As an example of this commitment, up to 90,000 workers […]

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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

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 construction workers breaking into a dance party/Karaoke session. […]

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OPW Building Maintenance Services awarded Safe-T-Cert

Safe-T-Cert

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 Advisor, Health and Safety Services, OPW. Photograph: Mark […]

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