Safety Focus

Don’t Fall for It – More Care Needed When Working at Height

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.

Construction Industry urges Contractors to Check Before You Dig!

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...

Hazard-identifying app can help designers create safer buildings

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.

Fatal Construction Incidents Fall By 50% In The Last Five Years

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.

Safety Focus: “We live BeyondZero every day”-Jacobs

20th Dec 2018 Operating in Ireland for 44 years, Jacobs expects high safety standards and practices from contractors on all its sites. Construction Magazine's Robbie Cousins learns what it means to live it's 'BeyondZero' safety ethos.