To support the Irish construction industry during the Covid-19 crisis, Skillnet Ireland has made a response fund available, the aim of which is to help ensure the continuity of business post-shutdown and to ensure that companies are better equipped to deal with the new circumstances. With the aid of this funding, the Construction Professionals Skillnet made several training programmes, courses and webinars available virtually and free of charge up to the end of June.
A recent CIF survey shows the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish construction industry as sites reopen on 18th May. In the survey, construction professionals say they expect it to take 12 months at least before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. “Construction companies have seen 100,000 of their workers lose the jobs in […]
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned members once they return to work in if they do not comply rigorously with the new Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures health and safety regulations, sites will be closed down again.
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.
– 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
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 management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging situation. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recommends that members monitor the websites outlined below for the latest and most accurate information.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]