Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

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Project Supervisor Design Process
This Case Study follows on from the CSPAC guidance on Client Requirements to make Particular Safety and Health Appointments (See below). 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 Management in the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013. Note that this case study is based on a fictional project and should not be regarded as a legal interpretation of the Regulations. Further explanatory notes on Page 2. The case study was developed by a CSPAC working group which included Professional Bodies, HSA and CIF.
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Final Client Assessment
Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee launches revised Client Requirements
Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee launches revised Client Requirements – to make Particular Safety and Health Requirements. This CSPAC document which has been revised in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 includes important guidance, checklists and template forms for construction clients. The document was developed and revised by the CSPAC Design and Procurement Working Group Chaired by Kevin Rudden and is approved by the CSPAC member Organisations including the Health and Safety Authority. “I urge all clients and those advising and involved with Public and Private sector clients to make use of this free on line document available at www.csponline.ie. Domestic clients are advised to refer to the HSA Guide for Homeowners. Peter McCabe Chairman Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee. January 2014. Download PDFDownload here. (1.8 MB)
Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee Programme of Work 2014
The CSPAC Programme of Work 2014 is now available.
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Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee 2012 Report
The Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee 2012 Report is now available.
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Claritas Consulting: Safe Pass & Construction Skills Scheme Programme
This document presents the outcome of the assesment of a number of viable options for the future modelling for the Safe Pass and CSCS programmes whcih was undertaken by Claritas Consulting Limited. The purpose of the document is to provide the CSPAC with recommendations in respect of the most appropriate model for the future operation of these programmes, together with recommendations in relation to the certification of the courses within the CSCS programmes.
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CSPAC Policy Statement – Safe Pass & Construction Skills Certification Scheme
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Recognition of Professional Qualifications Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
and Quarry Skills Certification Scheme QSCS)

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Safety Management Pack for Small Contractros (SMP20) – Refill Pad
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Report on research into the health and safety of irish and non-Irish construction workers
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Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee Plan 2008–2010
This Plan sets out the goals of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC) for the three year period 2008 to 2010. It builds upon the past achievements of the partnership and reflects the current challenges for the industry. The CSPAC was set up in 1999 against a background of an unacceptable level of accidents including fatal accidents in the industry. The aim was simply to improve worker safety on construction sites and to reduce accidents. Since that time there has been substantial progress.
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Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee Plan 2003–2005
This Plan sets out the goals of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC) for the three year period 2008 to 2010. It builds upon the past achievements of the partnership and reflects the current challenges for the industry. The CSPAC was set up in 1999 against a background of an unacceptable level of accidents including fatal accidents in the industry. The aim was simply to improve worker safety on construction sites and to reduce accidents. Since that time there has been substantial progress.
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CSPAC Plan 2000–2002
This report sets out the conclusions and the recommendations of the CSPAC set up by Tom Kitt T.D., Minister for Labour, Trade and Consumer Affairs in October 1999. The conclusions focus on improved worker safety representation on site, safety training for all in the industry and structured skills training. These measures will be strongly supported and implemented under the guidance of FÁS and the Health and Safety Authority. It is recommended that these measures become mandatory in the future.
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Operational Guidelines for Safety Representatives in the Construction Industry (3rd edition)
The CSPAC established the Safety Representative Facilitation Project (SRFP) to help workers and management develop consultation on safety, and in particular, the Site Safety Representatives at site level. This document we hope will give you practical guidance on how to structure consultation with your site safety representative. We intend by no means to be prescriptive or restrictive as to how consultation is carried out on your site, but we recommend that you take cognizance of these guidelines when developing the consultation process. We have also provided a video to accompany this document – “Site Safety Representative in Construction” which you can view online.
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JSC – Site Welfare Facilities And Protective Clothing
Joint Safety Council For The Construction Industry Agreement On Site Welfare Facilities And Protective Clothing
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JSC – Compliance of Workers
The aim of this guide is to explain legal duties and operational compliance arrangements for workers in the construction industry. The Joint Safety Council guide is intended to assist workers and management to understand the duties of workers, compliance requirements and disciplinary procedures for non-compliance.
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Or to order paper copies contact Stephen Barry (sbarry@cif.ie) or Pat O’Neill (safepatoneill@hotmail.com)
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Accident Book
This accident book has been developed with the changes introduced by the Injuries Board ( formerly PIAB) in mind. It is designed to prompt the person entering the accident for important information that may be relevant for the future. The accident book can be purchased from the Construction Industry Federation. Contact Stephen Barry (sbarry@cif.ie)
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Site Inspection Format
This A4 Booklet is designed to prompt the inspector as to the important elements of the construction site that they should inspect and allows for grading of severity and comments to be made. The Site Safety Inspection Format can be purchased from the Construction Industry Federation. Contact Stephen Barry (sbarry@cif.ie)
Report on Manual Handling in the Irish Construction Industry
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HSA Strategy Statement Statement 2010–2012
Our vision: A national culture where all commit to safe and healthy workplaces and the safe and sustainable management of chemicals.
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Quickhitch Guidelines
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