Tag: health and safety

Coronavirus: CIF Directs Members That All Sites Must Comply With COVID-19 Regulations

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 and SIPTU Urge Government Not to Close Construction Sites

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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.


CWHT – On-site Health Screening for Building Workers


The Construction Workers Health Trust, (CWHT) continues to deliver on-site health screening to building workers on sites up and down the country. This year so far, almost 4,000 workers have received an on-site medical, and once again the Trust is on course to deliver 5000 screenings for the year in total.


Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

Construction Safety Week 2019

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.


We Must Increase Efforts to Better Health And Safety of Workers on and Off-Site

CIF Health and Safety Summit

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 […]


Construction Safety Week 2018: Day Four – Working Safely with Hazardous Substances

Working Safely 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 […]


Twitter Highlights: CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 3

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016 Day 3 Twitter Highlights Some of the Twitter highlights from Day Three of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, which focused on ‘Positive Mental Health’. Tweets courtesy of Manley Construction (@ManleyConstruction), Sean Downey CIF (@CIFSeanDowney) , Gem Group (@gemjoinery), CIF (@CIF_Ireland), and StaySafe (@staysafe).If tweeting images, remember to use the hashtag […]