15 CONSTRUCTION WORK-RELATED FATALITIES RECORDED IN 2020

According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) latest Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities, there was a total of 53 work-related fatalities in 2020. The largest number of fatalities, 23 (43.4%), occurred in agriculture, forestry and fishing, while there were 15 (28.3%) fatalities in construction, the second-highest level of fatalities. Construction fatalities, however, have shown considerable variation in recent years, dropping to five in 2017 and showing increases since then.

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Many Roles – One Vision – Working Safely Together

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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Do you have one of these guys in your work place?

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 […]

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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 […]

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Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

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 […]

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