Category: Health & Safety

OPW Building Maintenance Services awarded 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 […]


Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

Shoes for Crews

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 white); Triston (black and white); Velocity II/Velocity 2; […]


HSA targets 4,000 construction site investigations in 2017

construction site investigations

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD and HSA CEO Martin O’Halloran The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published its ‘Programme of Work for 2017’ providing details of planned actions, priorities and inspection targets for the year. These include 4,000 Irish construction site investigations. Reduction of workplace fatalities a priority The reduction […]


Construction workplace fatalities down in 2016

Construction workplace fatalities

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) figures reveal there were nine fatalities in construction workplace accidents in 2016, compared to 11 in 2015.   Forty-four fatalities in all industries in 2016 Overall there were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015.. The number of deaths […]


Bosch product recall notice

Bosch Power Tools

Bosch Power Tools have issued a product recall for a limited number of  their series GWS 20, GWS 22 and GWS 24 angle grinders. The relevant models were produced from June 2016 through to August 2016.  The model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake is from the production period February 2016 to October 2016. Bosch […]


Mercury Engineering staff awarded Safety Certificates

Mercury Engineering staff

Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Certs at Facebook ceremony   Images: Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Safety Certs. Frank Matthews, Mercury Engineering. Paul Gaughran, MACE Group. Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF   Construction magazine and were present at a special presentation of certificates to Mercury Engineering staff at the new Facebook Data Centre in […]