Coronavirus Update – CIF Directs Members To Secure Construction Sites Where Non-Essential Work Taking Place
Following the Taoiseach’s statement on new Covid-19 measures that outlined workers must stay at home in all circumstances except where work is an essential health, social care or other essential service that cannot be done from home.
The Construction Industry Federation is urging all members to ensure that strict safety and hygiene protocols are being followed on all sites, saying that members have 48 hours to comply with coronavirus guidelines or face having their sites shut down.
John FFF O’Brien of John Farage O’Brien Dispute Resolution Consultants, sets out some critical contract matters for Construction contractors need to consider in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
– CIF & ICTU Call on construction companies and workers to comply with HSE Measures
– EU Called on to declare Covid-19 pandemic a Force Majeure event
– Additional HSE Coronavirus Resources
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.
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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is asking for building sites to be allowed to remain open, even if the Government announces tighter restrictions today.
CIF says that its members are continuing to deliver construction contracts while adhering to recommended health guidelines.
Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, says that the construction sector is vital for the continuation of the economy, adding that the CIF continues to work with members to develop health and safety protocols.
The Construction Industry Federation is constantly advising its members in relation to all HSE Guidelines and Chief Medical Officer recommendations pertaining to Covid-19.
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have put a range of business supports in place to support businesses impacted by CIOVID-19.
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