Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

Objective 1

The Construction Safety Partnership
Objective No. 1: Standardise the approach to the management of health and safety

Many of the fatal and serious incidents that occur on construction sites involve small contractors and the self-employed. The CSPAC will develop and promote the use of a standardised approach to the management of health and safety on sites. The introduction of a standardised approach for the management of health and safety will be of significant benefit to all contractors but in particular to small contractors and the self-employed. Goals achieved by this working group will be incoperated into where possible.


  • Develop a standardised Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS)
    for contractors.
  • Develop a standardised ‘Safe Plan of Action’, or Safe Work Plan or Safe System of Work Plan.
  • Review the Safe System of Work Plan and determine if it can be upgraded to a functioning digital form.
  • In association with the Objective 5 working group, develop a standardised approach to the management of chemicals and dangerous substances such as silica to reduce short and long term health effects to workers.
  • Further promote for construction with an emphasis on self-employed and small contractors.
  • Update existing guidance for timber frame.

Objective Co-Chairpersons:  Derek Murphy, CIF/Designer Group and Tim Dowling, HSA Senior Inspector

Objective Group Members: Brian Molloy, HSA Inspector; John Egan, CIF; Michael Murphy CIF; Cathal Mooney, CIF; Martin Cronin, CIF; Aoife Munnelly, CIF.

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


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