Hultafors Group is a global company that offers a portfolio of premium brands that include the Hellberg – part of the – Snickers Workwear family – and Xstream brands.
Groundforce has announced a training partnership with Kearney Training & Consultancy (KTC Safety), a long-established, independent training centre, which will see it offer Groundforce’s accredited EUSR (Energy & Utility Skills Training) courses in Ireland.
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.
Apprenticeship Council launches ‘R U OK?’ wellbeing and mental health initiative for apprentices in Ireland
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Pat O’Doherty, CEO, Apprenticeship Council, have launched a new initiative to encourage apprentices to talk more openly about their mental health.
Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, writes that Covid-19 will still be with us in 2021, but the sector has led the way in adapting to keep our workplaces safe.
According to Spectrum Health, heart disease is Ireland’s leading cause of death, with much of this being preventable?
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.
This summer, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has once again teamed up with the ICS to bring the SunSmart message to all workers and reduce their risk of skin cancer.
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 […]
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 […]