Safety, Health and Wellbeing Calendar for 2022
The CIF has developed a Safety, Health and Wellbeing Calendar for 2022 to address the key focus areas for construction for the forthcoming year. The 2023 calendar is under development and will be available within a few days.
Building upon the success of the annual Construction Safety Week, the intent is to promote a high level of focus on essential site safety considerations, as perceived by the CIF Safety and Health Subcommittee. Additionally, the calendar endeavours to provide an itinerary of key diary events for each calendar month to reflect national and international campaigns for safety, health and wellbeing. It must be acknowledged that the calendar is not rigid and may be amended to reflect developing issues or indeed targeted safety or health campaigns.
Quarter 1 (Jan-Mar)
Refocus on Site Safety to include awareness of the hazards of COVID-19, respirable crystalline silica dust, asbestos etc.
Focus on hazardous substances, labelling and containment of chemicals, welding fumes, emergency preparedness etc.
Focus on safe working at height, including selection and use of ladders.
Quarter 2 (Apr-Jun)
Health and Wellbeing
Focus on mental health and wellbeing of all.
Focus on skin cancer prevention from prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays.
Focus on men’s health, both physiological and psychological.
Quarter 3 (Jul-Sep)
Look Up, Look Down and Look Around
Focus on hazards associated with excavations and temporary works, including dangers of working near underground or overhead services.
Focus on safe working at height, to include MEWPs, cherry pickers, scaffolding etc.
Focus on safe lifting and loading, to include mobile and tower cranes.
Quarter 4 (Oct-Dec)
On the Road, Off-road and Onsite
Focus on live roads / Construction Safety Month 2022.
Focus on safe operation of mobile construction plant and machinery such as site dumpers, excavators, rollers etc.
Focus on winterisation plans to include safe driving techniques.
The CIF for its part will provide toolbox talk materials and/or videos for each topic, which may be downloaded from the webpage to assist in communications.
Please address any queries to [email protected]