Safety Week 2020

Safety Week 2020

19th – 23rd October 2020

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MANY ROLES – ONE VISION – WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER

But keeping apart!

2020 is a difficult year for everyone in all walks of life. In a construction context, to add to the normal complexities of managing health and safety issues, there is now the added complication of managing Covid 19. While the danger posed by this disease is always present, we must not loose sight of the dangers posed by the day to day operations of a construction site and the vigilance and planning needed to maintain safety.

A key fact to remember for all working in this industry is that 11 people have lost their lives so far in 2020 from accidents.

Construction Safety Week is an opportunity to reflect on aspects of safety, health and overall wellbeing and to promote its importance throughout the workforce. It is recommended to review past activities and to learn from successes, failures and near misses. By sharing experiences, we may eliminate avoidable accidents, enhance worker morale and increase productivity.

Construction Safety Week 2020 – Mission

Our collective mission for Construction Safety Week 2020 is to partner together to:

  • Eliminate accidents and incidents on construction sites in Ireland.
  • Promote a healthy culture of sharing lessons learned and best practice case studies in safety, health and wellbeing.
  • Reflect on the positive initiatives taken and celebrate achievements in good safety performance, whilst appreciating the potential consequences of failing to act responsibly in terms of safety and health.
  • Continue to work with colleagues and others to strengthen the construction industry’s safety and wellbeing culture.
  • Reinforce the Covid 19 prevention message

COVID-19 Advice

Mindful that the Republic of Ireland is currently subject to COVID-19 restrictions, your attention is directed to the Government’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19 when planning your activities for Construction Safety Week 2020.

For example, level 3 restrictive measures in response to COVID-19 dictate (for the category of business, training events, conferences, events in theatres, cinemas and other arts event (excluding sport)) that (a) No indoor gatherings should take place, (b) Gatherings of up to 15 persons are permitted outdoors, and (c) work from home unless absolutely necessary to attend in person.

Focus Areas for Construction Safety Week 2020

The CIF Safety and Health Sub Committee to the Executive Body identified five key topics, which are recommended to focus on during Construction Safety Week 2020; these are:

Mon19thOctober

Mental Health, Welfare and Wellbeing in Construction

Tue20thOctober

Plant and Pedestrian Safety

Wed21stOctober

Occupational Health in Construction

Thu22ndOctober

Working Safely at Height

Fri23rdOctober

Emergency Preparedness

Get Involved

CIF is calling on construction companies of all sizes and workers to get involved in Construction Safety Week in 2020.

 

  • Tell us about it! – tell us what you intend to do and we will publicise it in the “Safety Week Activities” section of our website and on social media. Also use #CIFSafety20 when posting on social media and we will share on CIF pages.
  • Again this year, we also have a specific ‘Partner Logo’ which you will receive when registering as an official partner to Construction Safety week, contact [email protected] to become a partner.
  • Send us your logo (using form on the right) so we can include it on the partner section of this website.

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What can you do?

Here are some ideas

Organise a safety event during this week

Arrange a safety talk to reflect the daily themes, mindful of social distancing and level 3 restrictive measures in response to COVID-19.  Be creative in seeking alternatives to gatherings.  For example, for emergency preparedness, organise a fire drill / C19 positive case simulation – anything that will highlight safety and health during this week. There is a theme to each day – why not pick a topic associated with the theme of the day. If the theme doesn’t fit your type of work – pick another topic for that day.

Recognise the commitment in your organisation

Use this week to recognise the commitment of people in your organisation that have been champions for health and safety – not always an easy role.

Tell us about it!

tell us what you intend to do and we will publicise it in the “Safety Week Activities” section of our website and on social media. Also use #CIFSafety20 when posting on social media and we will share on CIF pages.

Register as an official partner

Again this year, we also have a specific Partner Logo which you will receive when registering as an official partner to Construction Safety week, contact [email protected] to become a partner.

Downloads

HSA - Use chemicals safely on construction sites
22nd October 2020
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1.48 MB
CLP Regulation No 1272-2008 A1 Poster
22nd October 2020
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760.41 KB
Designer Group - Working Safely with Chemicals TBT
22nd October 2020
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1.05 MB
Utility Underground Poster A3
22nd October 2020
Outset Support
2.33 MB
Overhead Wires Safety Poster A4
22nd October 2020
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3.04 MB
Overhead Wires Safety Poster A3
22nd October 2020
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5.84 MB
GNI - Safety Advice Booklet April 2019
22nd October 2020
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7.94 MB
Designer Group – Working at Height TBT
21st October 2020
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14.72 MB
Tool Box Talk - Dust Prevention Measures
20th October 2020
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761.26 KB
RCS - Frequently Asked Questions
20th October 2020
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15.18 KB
Guidance Manual for RCS Dust
20th October 2020
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1.93 MB
CIF - Presentation on RCS
20th October 2020
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2.44 MB
Infographic - Guide on Managing Occupational Health
20th October 2020
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1.23 MB
CIF Policy Template - Intoxicants - 06.03.2020
20th October 2020
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Prioritising Wellbeing - LAYA Healthcare
20th October 2020
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1.01 MB
Heart Health Tips
20th October 2020
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4.43 MB
Designer Group – Driving for Work – Tips to Keep Safe this Winter
19th October 2020
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HSA - Site Dumper & 360 Excavator Pre-start Checks
19th October 2020
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HSA - Safe Use of Site Dumpers on Construction Sites
19th October 2020
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153KB
HSA - Safe Lorry Loader Crane Operations
19th October 2020
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HSA - Safe Load Securing of Structural Steel Loads
19th October 2020
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HSA - Safe Load Securing of Precast Concrete Loads
19th October 2020
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HSA - Safe Load Securing of Plant and Machinery
19th October 2020
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1.2MB
Temporary Traffic Management
19th October 2020
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77.8MB
H.S.A. – Working Safely with Vehicles
19th October 2020
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6.6MB
Gas Networks Ireland – Safety Advice Booklet
19th October 2020
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8.3MB
ESB Networks – Utility Underground Poster (A3)
19th October 2020
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2.4MB
ESB Networks – Overhead Wires Safety Poster (A4)
19th October 2020
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3.2MB
ESB Networks – Overhead Wires Safety Poster (A3)
19th October 2020
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6.1MB
Mental Health in the Construction Sector
19th October 2020
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2.84 MB
LAYA Thrive Bulletin - New Normal
16th October 2020
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434.83 KB
LAYA Thrive Bulletin - Digital Detox
16th October 2020
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567.44 KB
Heart Health Tips - Spectrum Life
16th October 2020
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4.43 MB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Emergency Preparedness A3 Poster
14th September 2020
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852.18 KB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Working Safely at Height A3 Poster
14th September 2020
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835.53 KB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Occupational Health A3 Poster
14th September 2020
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897.04 KB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Plant and Pedestrian Safety A3 Poster
14th September 2020
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CIF Safety Week 2020 - Mental Health A3 Poster
14th September 2020
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836.27 KB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Full A3 Poster Pack
14th September 2020
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2.30 MB
CIF Safety Week 2020 - Logo
14th September 2020
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408.92 KB

About Safety Week

Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC). This is a grouping of all the main stakeholders in the construction sector in Ireland – Employers, Unions, State Bodies ( in conjunction with the Health & Safety Authority ) and Professional Bodies.

Our collective objective is to continue to highlight the issues of health and safety in the Irish construction industry and to drive continual improvement.

Good health and safety depend on co-operation between all parties on a project – from client to designers and contractors – everyone’s safety depends on their co-workers or the person working beside you or above you.

The mission for this week is to re-focus on health and safety and it’s a call to action for companies of all sizes to run a safety event this week.

 

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