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Tag: CIF

CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 Set For the Virtual Stage

CIF Digicon 2020

– Digital Construction: Competitive Advantage in a Covid-19 world In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the CIF DIGICON Summit 2020 is going virtual. This will be the first-of-its-kind virtual summit for digital construction in Ireland and will attract hundreds of both domestic and global attendees, world-class content, virtual keynotes, panels, roundtables and virtual […]

CIF and SIPTU Urge Government Not to Close Construction Sites

construction industry fatalities 2017

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.

Construction Professionals Skillnet Aims to Address Construction Skills Shortages

Construction Professionals Skillnet

L to r: Dave Flynn, Executive Director, Skillnet Ireland; Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF; Pat Lucey, President, CIF; and Liz Carroll, Network Manager, Construction Professionals Skillnet. Skillnet Ireland and the CIF have established a new Construction Professionals Skillnet to urgently address skills shortages in the construction industry. The CIF and Skillnet Ireland are delighted to […]

Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship Programme Offers Pathway to Construction Career

Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship

A new training programme to upskill workers or train new entrants in best utilities construction practices begins in late January at the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas, Co Offaly. Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship The Utility Industry Specialist Traineeship programme, developed by the National Construction Training Centre in consultation with the CIF and some […]

“Safety Must Remain Priority for Construction Companies as Activity Increases” – CIF

Construction worker deaths 2019

Construction workplace deaths have more than doubled in 2019 from five to 12, with falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is also reporting that fatalities are more common in smaller construction companies with fewer than 10 employees. Agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in […]

How Irish M&E Contractors Became European Mission-Critical & Data Centre Partners

Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]

CIF Warns Government ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ Needs to Be Implemented Without Delay

Climate Action Plan

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is to seek the establishment of an informal stakeholder advisory group to facilitate the implementation of climate plan actions. The CIF has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s ‘Climate Action Plan 2019’ as a very positive statement of intent on behalf of the Government, saying that the plan now […]

Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

Construction Safety Week 2019

The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has officially launched Construction Safety Week 2019, which will run from 21st to 25th October.