Category: Health & Safety

Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople online course

Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’

he Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free short online course, ‘Asbestos Safety for Tradespeople’, aimed at assisting tradespeople who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work.

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We Must Increase Efforts to Better Health And Safety of Workers on and Off-Site

CIF Health and Safety Summit

The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace […]

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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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Making Sure Electricity Is Not A Hazard On Construction Sites

ESB Networks

Being ‘electricity safe’ is an essential element of any site safety plan. Arthur Byrne, Public Safety Manager for ESB Networks, outlines steps that should be taken to reduce the risks when working around or nearby electricity. Construction sites present many hazards that need to be controlled and managed so that the risk of injury is […]

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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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