12th Nov 2019 Former Health & Safety and Fire Life Safety Consultant, Shane Lannon of Azon, talks about the discussion around mental health in the workplace and how Health & Safety professionals could play a part. Previously, I spoke about the progression of Health & Safety from a tick the...
25th Oct 2019 The focus of the final day of Construction Safety Week 2019 is on working safety with hazardous substances, and more specially, to ‘take care with chemicals.
24th Oct 2019 The theme of the 4th day of Construction Safety Week is around ‘Vehicle Risk and Safety in Lifting Operations’ with the slogan ‘Always look, listen and signal’.
23rd Oct 2019 Virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness, new research funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has shown.
23rd Oct 2019 Construction Safety Week Day 3 focus is on Working at Height, which unfortunately, continues to be the causal factor for fatalities and serious injury nationwide, not only in construction but in other workplaces such as in industry, in agriculture and persons at home.
23rd Oct 2019 Construction Safety Week Day 2 focus is on Working Safely with Electricity, which includes a clear message to all construction personnel to ‘check before you dig’, which relates to the importance of liaising with the respective utility service provider in advance of undertaking works in near...
22nd Oct 2019 Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building, highlighting the importance of improving designers’ knowledge of hazards and designing safety into developments from the outset of projects.
21st Oct 2019 Construction worker fatalities have decreased by almost 50% since 2015, according to recent figures released by the Health and Safety Authority. The industry has also seen a reduction in the number on non-fatal incidents over the same time period.
Importance of Mental Health and Wellbeing – Construction Industry kicks off major safety week campaign with focus on mental health and wellbeing in construction21st Oct 2019 Construction companies around Ireland will stage a nationwide ‘stand-down for safety’ on all sites today to mark the beginning of Construction Safety Week which runs from Monday 21st -Friday 25th October 2019.
21st Oct 2019 The Health and Safety Authority is undertaking a nationwide series of inspections on construction sites in an effort to reduce the rate of injury and death in the sector.