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  • Construction Safety Week 2016: Why Site Safety Matters

    The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign today and called on all construction companies to set aside time this week to reemphasise the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents. The week will commence on September 12th and will see a series of week-long initiatives run across construction sites and offices nationally. The aim is to help construction companies establish a safety mindset amongst their employees. This will ultimately reduce workplace accidents and maximise the safety and well-being of their employees. Director General of CIF, Tom Parlon said, “We’re asking all construction companies and self-employed involved in the sector to take time this week to reemphasis safety on site. The industry has been very successful in reducing workplace accidents and safety and health is now the cornerstone of the reputation of the construction industry. We want construction companies to run briefings, meetings, put up posters, reward schemes and delivering training to get their employees to think safety this week and every week. Events like safety week are absolutely critical in reminding employees to think ‘safety’ as this is proven to have a significant impact in reducing accidents. Serious incidents are down dramatically over the last number of years, however, accidents are now concentrated in the micro-enterprise sector. The CIF will continue to work with the HSA and other members of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee to promote safety to this group and our membership. The message to those owner-managers in construction particularly is to use the tools out there such as BESMART, training programmes and the HSA to instil a safety culture in your organisation. Work safer – work smarter. Frank Kelly, Director of Walls Construction and Chairman of the CIF Safety Committee, said “This year’s ambitious programme for Construction Safety Week shows how important safety is for those organisations involved in the construction industry. I would encourage any construction companies out there to get involved in any of the campaigns. We want to hear your safety stories and see how you have instilled a safety culture in your organisation. For those companies who feel they need support, this campaign will highlight how much help there is out there on offer in terms of training and advise provided by the partners of the Construction Safety Partnership. The Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee involves representative bodies for construction related sectors, trade-unions, professional bodies, client bodies and relevant Government agencies. Each group will be delivering a suite of initiatives across their membership to drive home and support the safety message. Some of the activities include: • On site safety briefings • A social media campaign focussed on survivors of workplace accidents • Insert some examples from CSPAC members here • Presentation of Safety Excellence Awards to companies excelling in safety Ends Relevant websites links CIF Safety Week webpage CIF Health & Safety Services Construction Safety Partnership HSA Construction Safety For further information, please contact: Rosalind Travers: rtravers@cif.ie / 0871001039

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  • Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee launches new Case Study

    This Case Study follows on from the CSPAC guidance on Client Requirements to make Particular Safety and Health Appointments. This important case study should be of assistance to Clients and Project Supervisors Design Process in dealing with duties, competence and adequate resources as in Part 2 – Design and...

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  • The 5 Objectives of CSPAC

    1) Improving Safety in Design Procurement.
    2) Small and Medium Contractors - Special Initiatives.
    3) Competency and Training - Safe Pass & Management up skilling.
    4) Worker Engagement - Safety Representative Facilitation Project.
    5) Continue to support CSPAC initiatives including Safe-T-Cert, SMP20, CSPAC Awards.

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  • CSPAC Publications

    Download all of our publications which detail everything you will need to know in order to meet your commitments as a responsible construction industry employer or a safe and healthy employee.

    From safety guidelines to worker compliance - it's all here.

    All downloads are in PDF format.

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  • Working at Height Campaign 2014

    No job is worth falling for! Think!

    Working at height is a high risk activity. CSPAC note that in 2013 there were 6 Construction workers killed while carrying out work at height. The CSPAC working at height campaign has produced a poster (above) and information leaflet to help raise awareness...

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David Begg, ICTUMessage from David Begg General Secretary, ICTU

"Congress wholeheartedly endorses the partnership of the CSPAC as a key instrument in improving worker safety in the building industry. The new plan has initiatives that advance the progress already made. I wish all parties success in implementing the plan and look forward to seeing positive results in worker safety."

Tom Parlon, CIFMessage from Tom Parlon Director General, CIF

"The Construction Industry Federation welcomes this third partnership agreement and looks forward to working with our partners to achieve our mutual goal of a safer industry. The members of the CIF are committed to continuously improving safety performance and previous Partnerships have contributed enormously to the great strides that industry has made. By our joint efforts we can achieve much."

Martin O'Halloran, HSAMessage from Martin O'Halloran, Chief Executive, HSA

"The Authority enthusiastically enters this latest phase of partnership for safety in the construction industry. New challenges have been met with new goals. I welcome the commitment by all partners. Let's hope that the improvement trend continues and that the ambitious projects add further value to safety performance."

  • Safety Week 2016
    CIF calls on SMEs to think safety to reduce workplace accidents
    The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign today and called on all construction companies to set aside time this week to reemphasise the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents. The week will commence on September 12th and...

CSPAC: Programme of Work 2014

The CSPAC Programme of Work 2014 is now available. “I am pleased to present the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee Programme of Work for 2014. The Objectives in the programme have been agreed following discussions with CSPAC member organisations and recommendations...
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