Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

Objective 2

Improve awareness/compliance of clients on small, high risk projects such as once-off builds and construction on farms

It is widely acknowledged that the absence of competent Project Supervisors Design Process and Project Supervisors Construction Stage on a project results in poor standards of health and safety on sites. The CSPAC will develop and promote initiatives to help clients ensure that competent Project Supervisors Design Process and competent Project Supervisors Construction Stage are appointed for all projects with a focus on small high risk projects.


  • Produce bespoke guidance for the agricultural sector in relation to client appointments.
  • Develop and promote guidance for clients involved in small commercial projects.
  • Update and promote existing guidance for homeowners and once off housing. Develop a risk assessment checklist dealing with client requirements/notification and appointments for business and agriculture.
  • Develop a range of case studies that can be published in print or online with regard to fatal accidents and prosecutions.
  • Review and update existing guidance on construction in agriculture.
  • In association with the Farm Safety Partnership, develop and deliver online and classroom training packages for Teagasc Advisors/Farmers.
  • Examine the possibility of including client guidance in the notice of granting planning permission.
  • Engage with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to develop initiatives to advise client of their duties under the construction and BCaR Regulations.
  • Develop initiatives for the promotion of professionalising the industry by working with external organisations such as CIRI, Insurance, and Banks.
  • Review existing procurement procedures and advise relevant bodies on the effectiveness of these with regard to improving safety and health in a practical way.

Objective Group Chairperson: Kevin Rudden, ACEI/Garland Consultancy

Objective Group Members: Shane O’Sullivan, Jacobs Engineering; Mary D’Arcy, Local Authorities/Meath Co. Co.; Brendan MacConville, RIAI/DM Architects; Stephen Cunningham, IOSH; Frank Mooney, DETE; John Coleman, EI; Deirdre Groarke, HSE; Declan Fitzpatrick, CIF/Clancy Construction; John Egan, CIF; Fergus Collins, Irish Water; Tim Dowling, HSA Senior Inspector; Lillian O’Neill, HSA Inspector.

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