The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have advised the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) that they will carry out an enhanced construction focussed inspection campaign, for two weeks, commencing on 7th September 2015.

During this fortnight all Inspectors will visit construction sites and it is intended that in excess of 500 visits will be completed.

As well as the normal construction related safety issues, Inspectors will have a particular focus on Occupational Health issues arising on site. 

Of particular interest will be;

•    Management of silica dust – i.e. dust suppression / wearing of appropriate PPE etc – follow this link for more information on silica dust – HSA Website

•    Other Occupational issues such as manual handling, awareness of skin cancer issues and general.

The Authority has also said that they are interested in how contractors manage general health issues which include dealing with bullying.

For further information on health and safety issues, CIF members may contact the CIF Safety Department – Dublin / Galway / Cork