Construction Safety Week – Positive Mental Health

26th Oct 2017 Day 4 of Safety Week is upon us and it’s a very important topic today. A couple of years ago, the CIF realised that suicide and self harm were significant issues for workers in the construction sector.  Statistics showed that suicide killed more construction workers than falls from heights or...

Mind your mental health and look out for friends and colleagues

26th Oct 2017 Pieta House outlines how you can Spot the Signs of suicide It is a well-known fact that the majority of those who die by suicide in Ireland are men. A fact that isn’t quite so well-known, is that a large proportion of those men come from a construction or production industries background...

Good habits save lives. Commit to a safety culture.

25th Oct 2017 Mark Ryan Safety Advisor with Wills Bros Ltd, South of Ireland, gives us his thoughts on effective Health and Safety management this Construction Safety Week 23rd-27th October. The first words that spring to mind when I think of effective H&S Management are words like embrace, structure,...

Construction Safety Week 2017 – Occupational Health – Dust

25th Oct 2017 Hi Folks, It’s day three of Construction Safety week So far companies all around Ireland have been promoting safety. All of the companies who have signed up and told us their initiatives will feature in our social media. You can see all these activities here and if you want to get...

Construction Safety Week – Plant and Machinery Safety

24th Oct 2017 Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Construction Safety Week I hope you’ve had a safe first day of Construction Safety Week. So far, the response from the industry has been huge. Companies are sending us images and videos of their activities that we are then highlighting on our social...

“Don’t be like me and learn the hard way.”

24th Oct 2017 This Construction Safety Week, Peter Gohery outlines the impact that a serious workplace accident has had on his life. Back in 2009, I suffered a serious work place accident, while operating a machine. As a result, I lost my left leg above the knee and stripped the skin and muscle to the bone on...

We must always be mindful of the risks we take working at height

23rd Oct 2017 Simon Purcell of Purcell Scaffolding outlines the importance of training and safety standards Working at height is often said to be one of the most hazardous activities to be conducted on site. Controls such as scaffolds are often used to minimise the risks when working at height. However,...

Collen Construction – Construction Safety Week 2017 Program of Events

23rd Oct 2017   Stand Down for Safety The CIF are calling all construction companies to ‘Stand Down for Safety’ for 1 minute at 12pm on Monday, the 23rd of October. All Collen sites & Head Office will be participating in this stand down.    Collen Construction Ltd. – Safety Week...

Construction Safety Week – Working At Height

23rd Oct 2017 Today marks the start of Construction Safety Week. All around the country, hundreds of construction companies and employees are participating in safety initiatives. As today is the start of a weeklong stream of activities, we’ve asked all sites to ‘stand down for safety’ for 1 minute at...