Construction Safety Week

MANY ROLES – ONE VISION – WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER

The management and awareness of safety and health issues has progressed enormously in the construction sector in the past 17 years. Employers and workers have invested time and money to drive improvements, endeavoring to ensure all workers can work safely on construction projects in Ireland.

As an example of this commitment, up to 90,000 workers a year complete the Safe Pass Programme alone –  no other industry sector in Ireland can compare with this level of focus.

The construction sector is making a strong economic recovery and the numbers employed are increasing from 98,000 in 2012 to over 140,000 in 2017 – this is expected to rise to nearly 200,000 directly employed in the next 3 – 4 years.

Now is the time to reflect on how safety and health issues are managed and how can we improve on what we do?

Construction Safety Week is an opportunity to take stock of safety procedures and work together to drive home the positive safety message.

Construction Safety Week 2017 – Mission

Our collective mission for Construction Safety Week 2017 is to partner together to;

  • Reduce accidents on construction sites in Ireland
  • Increase awareness of the importance of being committed to safety & health…every day
  • Inspiring all of us to share best practices and to work together to strengthen our industry’s safety culture
  • Celebrating the safety achievements to date

Get Involved

CIF is calling on construction companies of all sizes and workers to get involved in Construction Safety Week in 2017.

What can you do? – here are some ideas:

  • Organise a safety event during this week – e.g. a safety talk , invite one of your suppliers in ( ladders / MEWPs / PPE etc.) to give a talk on safety and their product – 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.  Click here to see 2017 activities.
  • 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.
  • Download a copy of the Safety Week logo and use it on your website and your emails. Click here to download logo.  This year, we also have a specific ‘Partner Logo’ which you will receive when registering as an official partner to Construction Safety week, contact mcourtney@cif.ie 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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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 depends 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.