Tag: Health & Safety

HSA Launches Online Safety Course for Small Contractors and Self-Employed

Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive online course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’. The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the CIF, in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise […]

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Be Smart and Protect Your Skin Against Cancer

Sunsmart

CIF joins forces with Irish Cancer Society to spread he SunSmart message this summer Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Most cases are caused by UV rays from the sun. UV rays also cause skin ageing, sunspots and eye damage. 1 in 4 skin cancer deaths in Ireland in Construction, Outdoor and […]

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CWHT Health Screening in your Workplace

CWHT Health Screening

Construction Workers Health Trust (CWHT) has launched a new CWHT Health Screening initiative to encourage contractors in the industry to register directly with them for the purpose of providing all of their workers with a bi-annual health check in the workplace. Ask any safety officer what they do in relation to health, and you’re immediately […]

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Do you have one of these guys in your work place?

Ayrton Group

Hats off to the team at Ayrton Group who have released a catchy musical video to highlight safety risks on construction sites. With a fresh take on an extremely serious subject the Ayrton Group’s video takes a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at safety in the workplace, with construction workers breaking into a dance party/Karaoke session. […]

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Shoes for Crews issue voluntary product recall

Shoes for Crews

The Health and Safety Authority advises that a voluntary product recall of the following safety footwear under the brand Shoes for Crews. Products: Alaskan II/Alaskan 2; Aramis (black and white); Colt Light/Lite, Defense; Guard; Luigi Light/Lite (black and white); Mario Light/Lite (black and white); Portos (black and white); Triston (black and white); Velocity II/Velocity 2; […]

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HSA targets 4,000 construction site investigations in 2017

construction site investigations

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD and HSA CEO Martin O’Halloran The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published its ‘Programme of Work for 2017’ providing details of planned actions, priorities and inspection targets for the year. These include 4,000 Irish construction site investigations. Reduction of workplace fatalities a priority The reduction […]

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Construction workplace fatalities down in 2016

Construction workplace fatalities

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) figures reveal there were nine fatalities in construction workplace accidents in 2016, compared to 11 in 2015.   Forty-four fatalities in all industries in 2016 Overall there were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015.. The number of deaths […]

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Mercury Engineering staff awarded Safety Certificates

Mercury Engineering staff

Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Certs at Facebook ceremony   Images: Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Safety Certs. Frank Matthews, Mercury Engineering. Paul Gaughran, MACE Group. Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF   Construction magazine and constructionnews.ie were present at a special presentation of certificates to Mercury Engineering staff at the new Facebook Data Centre in […]

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Twitter Highlights: CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, Day 4

Plant & Equipment Safety

CIF Construction Safety Week 2016 Day 4 Twitter Highlights Some of the Twitter highlights from Day Four of CIF Construction Safety Week 2016, which focused on ‘Plant & Equipment Safety’. Tweets courtesy of BAM Ireland (@BAMContractors), CIF (@CIF_Ireland) , John Paul Construction (@johnpaulconst) and Hegarty Demolition (@Hegartydemo). Plant & Equipment Safety If tweeting images of […]

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