John Sisk & Son has announced the winners of its Supply Chain Awards for 2019 at the annual awards event in Dublin.
The awards are now in their third year and have become a fixture in the calendar where Sisk recognises excellence among its supply chain partners across the business in Ireland, the UK and Europe and shows appreciation for all the great work done together.
As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month, a roundtable discussion on Planning for a sustainable Irish construction sector in post-Brexit Ireland – The challenges and opportunities focused on safeguarding homegrown construction jobs and building a future for the construction industry in Ireland.
The CIF Conference 2019 takes place on Wednesday, 2nd October at Croke Park, with the theme ‘Building a profitable and sustainable industry, fit for the future’.
The CIF, in association with the Irish Centre for Diversity, has launched the CIF Diversity charter to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Anyone who has ever seen the hilarious Rory Stories ‘The useless lad on every building site’ YouTube clip will know that creator Rory O’Connor has had at least some experience of the industry.
Construction Safety Week 2019 will run from Monday, 21st October to Friday, 25th October, coinciding with European Safety Week.
As discussed at the inaugural CIF Health and Safety Summit in November 2018, workplace stress and the consequential adverse effects on a worker’s mental health is increasingly of serious concern for employers.
According to the HSA’s ‘Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’, injuries that result from damage to live electricity cables are usually caused by the explosive effects of arcing current and by any associated fire or flames that may follow when the sheath of a cable and the conductor insulation are penetrated by a sharp object such as the point of a tool, or when a cable is crushed severely enough to cause internal contact between the sheathing and one or more of the conductors.
Working at height is one of the recurring cause of fatalities and serious injury in Ireland. A review of construction-related fatal accidents, as undertaken by the HSA for the years 1989 to 2016, identified falling from height as the single most common cause of fatal accidents.
The hazards and associated liabilities of employees driving for work pose many issues, which are exacerbated through speeding or a loss of attention caused by driver distraction, fatigue or other influence (eg, intoxicants).