The CIF Safety and Health sub-Committee, mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, has developed the Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures document to serve as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic.
According to Construction Information Services (CIS), €17.9bn in project work has been halted in the current COVID–19 industry shutdown, with a further 2.7bn in stoppages in Northern Ireland.
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.
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
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– Additional HSE Coronavirus Resources
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.
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.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is collaborating with Government in leading the national response to Covid-19. The initial phase is containment with the objective being to minimise the spread of Covid-19. This is the critical stage for employers and employees. Decisive, proactive containment measures taken now can reduce negative impacts in the future.