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 […]
To help more people take up wet trade apprenticeships, CIF Western and Midland branches ask members to participate in the ‘Shared Apprenticeship Scheme’.
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.
Construction companies across Ireland are experiencing difficulties recruiting qualified, experienced and even entry-level workers across most disciplines.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and women from a number of its member companies are appealing to secondary level girls to explore their construction career options at stands it is hosting at the popular I Wish events in Cork and Dublin. This is the first year that I Wish events, which promote STEM subjects to […]
Construction companies throughout the southern region of Ireland are joining forces to increase the number of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector. CIF members are working to create co-ops whereby a number of construction companies choose to work collaboratively to provide training for new apprentices throughout the industry. Shared Apprenticeship Scheme The Shared Apprenticeship […]
The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace […]
SOLAS has announced that it has extended the CIF Apprenticeship Sharing Initiative, a scheme that was initially set up by CIF South East Branch in 2015. The core concept is that contractors, who may not consider taking on an apprentice themselves, for reasons such as they do not have the trade skills in-house or are […]
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. […]