Wayne Metcalfe, Director, Health, Safety, Sustainability & Quality, John Sisk & Son Ltd, writes about how Sisk teams and suppliers across Europe pulled together for safety during Construction Safety Week 2020.
Gerry Keane, HSE Manager, Walls Construction, writes about how the company approached Construction Safety Week 2020 and why Walls is a gold sponsor of the annual programme.
Derek Murphy, Head of Environmental, Health and Safety, Designer Group, writes that one thing that 2020 has shown us all is that the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and subcontractors must be at the core of every company’s operations.
Construction companies around the country have been gathering to mark Construction Safety Week this week, which wraps up today with a focus on managing vehicle safety. According to Michael McDonagh, Head of Construction Policy with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), “Between 2009 and 2017, there have been 20 reported deaths arising from vehicle-related accidents […]
Industry Warned of Long-Term Damage Caused By Exposure to Hazardous Substances on Construction Sites
The Construction Safety Week 2018 campaign will focus today on the health issues associated with working with hazardous substances. Working with Hazardous Substances Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF said, “Today’s focus on working with hazardous substances, is in line with our realisation that we need to be conscious of health as well as safety. […]
Paul O’Shea, IIRSM & Ashview Consultants, Construction Safety Week Day 4 – Working with Hazardous Substances
A dangerous/hazardous substance in the workplace is deemed any substance, in gas, liquid or solid form, including aerosols, fumes and vapours, that poses a risk to workers’ health or safety. Potential Hazards Some potentially hazardous substances encountered in construction may include: asbestos (eg, pre-2000 insulation, guttering, roof or floor tiles); Respirable Crystalline Silica – RCS […]
The construction industry will mark the third day of Construction Safety Week 2018 today (24/10/2018) with a focus on the dangers of Working Close to Utilities such as water, electricity and gas. Check Before You Dig! Dermot Carey, Director, Safety and Training, CIF, said: “Today we focus on the danger posed by working close to […]
When planning work in near proximity to known utilities, either underground or above ground services (or in the case of unknown utilities), there is a need to take extra safety precautions. There were 68 electrocutions or fatalities in Ireland from the explosive/ burning effects of electricity from 1996 to the end of 2016. Of those, […]