CIF News

Enhancing Skills in Construction – Construction Professionals Skillnet

28th Aug 2020 In the initial stages of COVID 19, Skillnet Ireland created a COVID 19 Response Fund.The Construction Professionals Skillnet decided to use this funding to provide some training free to the sector. One of the courses offered was "Transform Your Business", a development programme for SME...

New City & County Development Plans

28th Aug 2020 Southern Region Director, Conor O'Connell, writes about new City & County development plans for the Southern Region. The preparation of new City & County Development Plans throughout the Southern Region has begun. Cork City, Cork County, Waterford and Limerick have recently released...

Refocus on Safety – RCS

26th Aug 2020 John Egan, Safety & Training Services Executive, speaks about RCS management.As part of the CIF’s Refocus on Safety campaign, the focus for week commencing 24th August is on Respirable Crystalline Silica .HILTI has kindly facilitated a brief video to advise of the engineering controls...

Mental Health in the Construction Sector

20th Aug 2020   Mental Health and Wellbeing is now a critical part of the construction industry’s safety culture. The industry began a transformative journey to improve its safety, reduce accidents and prevent fatalities in the 1980s. The next step in this journey is to ensure companies...

Refocus on Safety – Live Services

18th Aug 2020 John Egan, Safety & Training Services Executive, writes about site safety around live services.As part of the CIF’s Refocus on Safety campaign, the theme for week commencing 17th August is Live Services. Colum Costello, HSEQ Manager, Suir Engineering has kindly facilitated a brief video...

SECTORAL EMPLOYMENT ORDERS DEEMED INVALID BY THE HIGH COURT

17th Aug 2020 JEAN WINTERS, Director, Industrial Relations and Employment Services, writes about the recent High Court judgement, which deemed the SEO invalid.On 23rd June, the High Court issued its judgement on a challenge taken by the National Electrical Contractors of Ireland against the Labour Court,...

Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme for Employers

14th Aug 2020 CIF Director of Safety & Training provides an update on the new apprenticeship incentivisation scheme for employers.The July Jobs Stimulus package recently announced by Government included provision for the introduction of a new Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme for employers of...