Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

6 Construction Workers fell to their DEATH in 2013

CSP Working at Height Campaign 2014 CSPAC Working at Height Campaign 2014
No job is worth falling for! Think!
Welcome to the CSPAC working at height campaign. 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:

  • Highlight the hazards of working at height
  • Provide a checklist for working at height
CSPAC has produced a simple Safety at Heights flyer with questions you should always ask before working at height

This page will also provide you with links to other information resources to help you manage your work when working at height:

Are the scaffold boards you’re using in a safe condition?
The Health and Safety Authority is concerned with an increased detection rate of sub-standard scaffold boards in use on construction sites and in an increase in the number of accidents involving sub-standard boards.
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HSA Work at Height Guide
This Guide is aimed at safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees and safety representatives.
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HSA Guide on Using Ladders Safely
This information sheet is written for employers, the self employed and anyone who uses a ladder. Falls from ladders account for up to two fatalities and 220 injuries each year. This guidance covers the most common types of ladders such as straight ladders, stepladders and a frame ladder.
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HSA Code Of Practice for Safety In Roofwork
This code of practice gives practical guidance to roofing companies, clients, designers, project supervisors (design and construction stages), safety representatives, safety consultants, advisors and anyone carrying out roofwork on the requirements and prohibitions set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations Roofwork.
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HSA Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds
The aim of this Code of Practice is to provide practical guidance to scaffold erectors, contractors and users of scaffolding on the requirements and prohibitions set out in the relevant statutory provisions.
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HSA Guide on Safe Use of Work Platforms
This information sheet is produced for employers, employees and anyone who works at a height using work platforms or trestles. Its purpose is to inform you of some of the Key Issues required by the Work at Height Regulations in relation to work platform.
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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.


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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