Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

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The Construction Safety Partnership
The Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee
The industry, having gone through significant contraction in recent years, has turned the corner and is forecast to continue on a steady recovery pattern. The industry, in the future will comprise of even more micro and small contractors and self employed people. There is a supply of available, trained, and safety aware construction personnel to meet the emerging needs in the short term. Up skilling to meet the changing industry needs must be considered. With the introduction of new statutory duties on domestic clients in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 and grant support for work on home improvements and energy efficiency, the CSPAC has increased its focus on related risks and safety standards in repair, maintenance and improvement work. The new Safe Home Work campaign aimed at home owners and small contractors will be a key innovative feature of this.

The bottom line for CSPAC is to recognise best practice and continue the drive to reduce the number of and cost of accidents in the construction industry.

The CSPAC welcomes the decision of the Construction Industry Federation, supported by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to introduce registration of contractors in 2014 – the Construction Industry Register of Ireland (CIRI). The CSPAC will seek to influence and monitor the construction safety standards associated with the new registration scheme.

With further education and training including construction apprenticeships, Safe Pass and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme now overseen by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority and the regional Education and Training Boards there is a need for the industry to consider how best it can interact with the new Statutory Bodies to ensure appropriate influence on education, training and safety based competencies for the industry.

The CSPAC continues to be wholly dependent on the dedication, input and resources of the member organisations. The need for funding to allow CSPAC to better develop and deliver meaningful and accessible safety and health supports for clients, designers, contractors and workers will be explored in 2014.

The bottom line for CSPAC is to recognise best practice and continue the drive to reduce the number of and cost of accidents in the construction industry.

FAQs

A good place to start is with the Frequently Asked Questions. Click here to go to the FAQs. If this doesn't answer all of your questions then please find the contact page in the About section in order to contact us.

Contact CSPAC

Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee
Construction House,
Canal Road,
Dublin 6.

Disclaimer

This website contains information on many aspects of health and safety in the workplace. No information contained within this website should be taken as constituting legal advice.
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