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Tag: Covid-19

Irish construction industry remains strong in the face of Covid-19 challenge

Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend’s Republic of Ireland market intelligence report points to competitive conditions for contractors, with strong competition and moderate tender prices. Figures from surveyed firms show that 90% of companies’ believe current tender conditions to be cold or lukewarm.

BAM Ireland introduces fast turnaround PCR Testing by Healthwatch at its New Children’s Hospital Site

Bam Healthwatch testing

BAM Ireland has introduced weekly Covid-19 testing for all workers at its National Children’s Hospital (NCH) site. The introduction of testing adds to existing protocols at the site and results in over 1,000 workers being tested weekly in a partnership with HealthWatch Screening.

Murphy International rapid antigen testing programme addressing risk of coronavirus being brought into workplace

Following the Christmas break, on 04 January, all Murphy International staff and workers returning to sites, depots and offices underwent rapid antigen testing, with a second round of testing completed on the week starting 14 January. This was to ensure that all of its employees are further safeguarded from Covid-19 and were given extra security in their working environments.

Construction work deemed “essential” and permitted to continue under Covid-19 restrictions

Construction work deemed “essential”

While the vast majority of construction sites were closed and construction work stopped in Ireland on Friday 08 January from 6 pm, work that is deemed essential can continue to take place once it is in strict adherence to the CIF’s Construction Pandemic Standard Operating Procedure. 

Irish Construction Prepares for Second Covid-19 Lockdown

Coronavirus

The Government will sign off a range of stringent Covid-19 measures that will see many construction sites across the country shut down until 31 January. As with the first lockdown in March of last years, sites deemed essential works will be allowed to continue operating under HSE guidelines.
Last night, the Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 agreed to shut down the vast majority of private construction developments to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 Will Have A Lasting Benefit On How We Communicate On Site – John Paul Construction

Mike McLoughlin, Health & Safety Manager, John Paul Construction, writes about the innovative ways in which the contractor used technology and social media to convey its safety messages during Construction Safety Week 2020.

Covid-19: Ex-Gratia Payments & Public Works Contracts: “It’s the Difference between Charity and Entitlement”

Having considered the OGP’s latest publications on the ‘Covid Co-operation Framework’, which proposes ex-gratia payments for the costs of implementing measures on construction sites required under the ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol’, the sentiment of that line remains!