Safety Week Activities

Safety Week 2017 Company Activities

Coffey Group

Coffey Group are proud to once again partner with the CIF and collaborate with other contractors for the 2017 Construction Safety Week Campaign running from the 23rd to the 27th of October.

Our mission for the planned safety week initiatives and activities, which will be run across all of our locations, is to:
• Reduce accidents and promote reporting of near misses and safety observations on all sites.
• Inspire Coffey Group personnel and our contractors to share best practices and to work together to strengthen our industry’s safety culture.
• Celebrate the positive strides the industry has made and celebrate the safety achievements to date.
• Increase awareness of the importance of being committed to safety & health every day.

The planned activities will align with the agreed topics with a key message/focus:
Monday  – Safety at Height – focus on the hierarchy: Avoid-Prevent-Minimise.
Tuesday – Plant & Machinery – focus on the Coffey Group ‘Thumbs Up for Plant Safety’ Campaign.
Wednesday – Occupational Heath: Dust – focus on RCS.
Thursday  – Mental Health – focus on the Coffey Group EAP.
Friday  – Driving for Work – focus on promotion of the Coffey Group Driving for Work Pocketbook

Collen Construction

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P.J. Hegarty & Sons

P.J. Hegarty & Sons are delighted to Partner CIF Construction Safety Week initiative. A successful organisation knows the value of a positive safety culture and we at PJ Hegarty & Sons place great importance on protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. For us, health and safety is a way of working, a way of doing business. It’s not the responsibility of a single person or department but a collective effort where every employee is responsible for playing their part.

We continually strive to improve the health and safety culture at P.J. Hegarty & Sons so that we progressively improve protection for our own employees, clients, visitors and contractors. We are personally committed to the effective delivery and continual improvement of our health and safety framework.

An embedded health and safety culture is not only good for our people, but also good for business. P.J. Hegarty & Sons have always strived to improve its health and safety performance even in the ever changing and challenging environments that we work in. Our staff believes in safety cultural enhancement on our sites and are committed to the safety ethos of the company. It is through these safety values that all our staff and contractors are keen to participate in the CIF Construction Safety Week.

Cloncad

At Cloncad Ltd we pride ourselves in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, subcontractors and all those affected by the work we do. As part of the CIF’s Construction Safety Week’s Campaign we will rolling out the following initiatives:

  • Company Wide Stand Down for one minute at noon on 23/10/2017.
  • Safety Week Campaign Posters displayed on all Sites.
  • Daily Toolbox Talks and presentations on the topic of the day.
  • Apprentice Training Evening – Abrasive Wheel.
  • Senior Management Safety Audit Inspections to reiterate the importance of Safety to Cloncad.

Walls Construction

8AM. STAND DOWN ON ALL PROJECTS FOR ALL PERSONNEL BEFORE WORKS COMMENCE FOR THE WEEK. THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO EXPLAIN WHAT CONSTRUCTION SAFETY WEEK IS ABOUT, THE EVENTS TAKING PLACE OVER THE WEEK AND THE REQUEST COMMITTMENT TO ATTEND EVENTS TAKING PLACE.

CSW CHAMPION APPOINTED ON EACH PROJECT.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH ON THE DUBLIN LANDINGS PROJECT WITH DIRECTORS, EHS TEAM MEMBERS, PROJECT STAFF, SUB-CONTRACTOR DIRECTORS, ETC FROM 9.30 UNTIL 11.30.

CIF 2016 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY WEEK VIDEOS SHOWN ON ALL PROJECTS DURING THE WEEK.

CIF BAZ AND NANCY 2017 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY WEEK VIDEOS SHOWN ON ALL PROJECTS DURING THE WEEK.

THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HEALTH TRUST UNDERTAKING HEALTH SCREENING FOR THE WHOLE WEEK ON THE NOTRE DAME PROJECT.

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LMC Group

LMC Group are delighted to Partner CIF Construction Safety Week initiative.

LMC Group intend to undertake the following activities during the 2017 Construction Safety Week
• Monday morning LMC will Stand-down all projects to explain the purpose of the week and to inform all employees of the events that will be taking place over the week. All LMC staff will participate in Stand Down for Safety at 12noon. LMC will Display all Construction Safety Week Topic Posters.
• Tuesday: Toolbox talk on plant and machinery – explaining the safe zones, site walkways etc.
• Wednesday: Toolbox talk on dust – Presentation will be completed on all sites
• Thursday: Toolbox talk on mental health – the Importance of personal mental Health and wellbeing will be discussed and Staff will be reminded of the free and confidential services available through the company Employee Assistance programme, providing counselling and support services to all staff 24/7.
• Friday: Toolbox talk on driving for work – Staff will be advised of the risks associated with driving and reminded of the importance of adhering to the LMC driving for work procedure and the rules of the road

• We will hold random on the spot stop and think sessions where workers will be asked to identify every risk in relation to their work and asked what measures are being taken to eliminate these risks.

• Directors and Health and Safety Manager will undertake site inspections during this week to promote our OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System.
• Invite suggestions and observations from all staff on how health and safety culture can be improved on site

• The company is launching a Couch to 5k Initiative in conjunction with a companywide healthy eating plan. We hope to encourage all staff to participate in this great initiative to improve personal wellbeing and to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

John Sisk & Sons Ltd

Sisk are proud to partner with the CIF along with many other peers in the industry to raise the awareness of Health, Safety and Wellbeing by the INDUSTRY for the INDUSTRY.

Sisk has raised the bar and made a commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve “Zero Incidents, Zero Injuries” on all our sites and by doing so, we protect our people and give all those that work for us the best possible working environment in which to work.

Prior to beginning work on Monday 23rd October 2017, the Construction Manager for each project is organising a collective Stand Down for Safety for 1 Minute followed by a Safety Moment and the additional message the sites have planned to communicate to the workforce, focusing on the planned site events being organised during the week. As we all know each project and each stage of the project bring their own challenges, so the planned events will bespoke to the current project and the stage it’s at.

Sisk are using this Construction Safety Week as an opportunity to take stock of health, safety & wellbeing and continue the sector’s required step change and recommitment to stretching the possibilities for creating better and healthier places to work for all construction workers in the sector. Together we can do this!

BMD & Co Ltd

Again this year BMD & Co will show our support for the Construction Safety Week 2017 by holding various events on our sites including Pfizer, Novartis, Hovione and Janssen.

BMD have decided to do something different this year. With the co-operation of other contractor companies on these site,. We will set up a mock work area with around 30 or 40 hazards to be identified the craft & Supervisors. These hazards will include mechanical hazards,  electrical hazards, scaffold hazards and construction hazards.

Each contractors crew / employee would get an opportunity during the week to spot the hazards, they would then complete an answer sheet provided and enter a draw for the “safest contractor on site competition” (whoever has spotted the most hazards) gets the top prize. At the end of the construction safety week (Friday)on each site we will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the awareness of hazards” in the workplace, along with the hazard awareness draw.

Also during the construction safety week BMD will discuss the different themed days topics at events during the week.

BMD will also deliver a tool box talk across all our sites on the topic of safe driving, walking, cycling etc. After the talk BMD will issue each BMD employee a road safety breakdown kit for their own personal use.

Sammon Group

Monday October 23rd– Safety At A Height

  • Onsite presentations across all of our main sites relating to working safely at a height
  • 00 noon “Stand Down For Safety” (all sites)
  • Supplier presentation – Loxam Access
  • Occupational Health Talk: (Advise on Quitting Smoking) Rosemarie Plant- Health Promotion Officer HSE Health – at Sammon HQ

Tuesday October 24th– Plant & Machinery

  • Onsite presentation relating to safety considerations while working with plant/ machinery (all sites)
  • Supplier demo from GH Hire
  • Presentation by Chain & Rope Suppliers Ltd on inspection and certification of plant and equipment

Wednesday October 25th -Occupational Health  

  • Onsite presentation relating to occupational health(silica dust) (all sites)
  • Supplier presentation by M& E Supplies (focus on correct use of dust masks)
  • School visit by our EHS team to talk to 6th class about dangers on building sites and keeping yourself safe and art competition for students to

Thursday October 26th– Mental Health

  • Onsite presentation relating to Mental Health(all sites)
  • Presentation by Helen Chan (Aware) on protecting your mental health.
  • Presentation from Willie Keegan(Nationwide Safety Training) Safety at heights

Friday October 27th– Driving For Work

  • Onsite presentations relating to Driving For Work(all sites)
  • Presentation at Sammon HQ on Driving For Work.
  • RSA Roadshow visits our Bray site.

Gem Construction

GEM Construction are very proud to be a Construction Safety Week Partner and a summary of our activities will include:

  • Stand down Monday morning on all our construction projects to explain the background to Construction Safety Week and engage all Construction Teams, sub-contractors & construction workers in the activities during the campaign.
  • Daily Toolbox Talks on the theme of the day.
  • Suggestion box on each project with a prize at the end of the week for best the best safety suggestion.
  • Display posters of topic of the day prominently in Canteen & Safety Notice Boards along with relevant stats.
  • Encourage all construction workers before starting a new task; take a 20 second scan of work area & take immediate corrective action.

Iarnród Éireann

Our mission for the planned safety week is to underline the importance of site safety and actively promote our current safety culture across the Infrastructure.

1. Circulate information to all Divisions throughout the Infrastructure, electronically or by distributing posters during site safety briefings day and night.
2. Line Managers and Supervisors will engage with staff to include the Safety Topic of the day or night in their Site Safety Briefings (Toolbox Talks)
3. Everyday Electricity will also be circulated on each day of next week to promote awareness of overhead and underground services.

Monday: Work at Height, risk factors and hazards attributed to working at height, selecting the correct equipment for the task and daily inspections of working at height equipment & Everyday Electricity

Tuesday: Plant Machinery and People, exclusion zones and visibility between contract operators and track maintenance staff, pre-operational safety checks prior to on-tracking, off-tracking & Everyday Electricity.

Wednesday: Dust, safety awareness and selecting the correct PPE for the task & Everyday Electricity

Thursday: Mental health, the promotion of our current wellbeing program and circulation of services provided by Iarnród Éireann & Everyday Electricity

Friday: Driving for work, reporting defects if any, sufficient rest periods, Winter Driving & Everyday Electricity.

Photographs and video’s of Infrastructure staff promoting the health and safety topics will then be collected and posted through social media and company circulars.

King and Moffatt

King and Moffatt are delighted to work in partnership with the CIF in achieving their mission for Construction Safety Week 2017.

The list of initiatives that will be taking place across our projects during the week include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pre-Start Stand-down on all projects to explain the purpose of the week and to inform all personnel of the events that will be taking place over the week.
  • Delivery of daily presentations on Work at heights, Plant & Machinery, Dust (risks from Silica dust), Mental Health and Driving for Work
  • Directors and Contracts Managers will undertake site inspections and engagement walks on projects during this week to interact with the workforce and show leadership in line with the principles of our OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System.
  • Displaying of Construction Safety Week Topic Posters
  • Rewarding the best safety suggestions received from site staff based on each of the topics for Construction Safety Week 2017

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is proud to be a partner of this year’s CIF CSW. We believe by setting the highest standards for ourselves will we be able to retain the trust of our customers and the people using our infrastructure.

Zero Harm means delivering on the following shared commitments:

  1. Eliminating fatal risks
  2. Eliminating hazards
  3. Maintaining Zero Harm day to day
  4. Keeping the public safe from harm
  5. Keeping all our people healthy
  6. Working with our customers
  7. Making safety personal

 

We are proposing that one toolbox talk will be carried out per day on one of our five sites.

  • PCC Coolock – Dust Management
  • PCC Summerhill – Work at Heights
  • PCC Kilcock – Plant & Machinery
  • PCC Wexford – Mental Health
  • PCC Limerick – Driving for Work

Information and posters will be distributed on all of the five sites

Tritech Engineering

Tritech Engineering will be conducting the following activities for Safety week:

  • Working at heights training and demonstrations will be conducted at One Ballsbridge and Capital Dock with Tritech Engineering’s Mechanical Division
  • Director Toolbox Talk will be carried out at numerous locations with the companies Electrical Division
  • Issuing of employee handbook which will include safe operating procedures for all Site based and Office staff
  • Issuing of company fleeces promoting Construction Safety Week and launching the companies safety campaign Safety First, Safety Always
  • Driving for work Toolbox Talk and employee health checks will be conducted with our 24 hour Maintenance crew
  • New confidential email and reporting campaign to be launched across each of our 22 work sites

Purcell Ltd

Construction Safety Week gives us the opportunity to bring Health & Safety to the forefront of both our direct employees and appointed contractors on our projects. It gives us the impetus to concentrate on health & safety matters across all levels of staff / contractors and to raise Health & Safety issues.

Purcell Ltd are very proud to be a Construction Safety Week Partner and a summary of our activities that will be undertaken during the week include;

  • Displaying of Construction Safety Week Topic Posters.
  •  Complete & issue a safety briefing on the specific topics Work at heights, Plant & Machinery, Dust (risks from Silica dust), Mental Health and Driving for Work
  • Delivery of daily toolbox presentations on Work at heights, Plant & Machinery, Dust (risks from Silica dust), Mental Health and Driving for Work
  • Task specific inspection/audits in line with the Construction Safety Week Topics
  • Daily stand downs on all sites across the company for construction safety week

Cairn Homes Construction Ltd

Monday 23rd October. Pre-Start Stand-down on all projects to explain the purpose of the week and to inform all personnel of the events that will be taking place over the week.

The list of initiatives that will be taking place across our projects during the week include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promote Safety Week to all our contractors and their employees throughout the weeks leading up to Safety Week.
  • Display the daily themes on each site.
  • Display images from each site relating to the daily themes.
  • Carry out a Stand Down for Safety Talk every day for each theme emphasising the control measures utilised on all our sites. – Aim will be to emphasis the site specific hazards relating to the themes each day.
  • Arrange some guest speakers who specialise in the Silica dust / mental health issues to provide

Wills Bros Ltd

Launch of Construction Safety Week- Managing Director to deliver message to all staff on significance and commitment to Construction Safety Week 2017.

Monday – Work at Height- Hierarchy of Control Working at height poster to be displayed and discussed on all site.
Tuesday – Plant and Equipment- Emergency preparedness and response exercise. Highlighting awareness of the dangers of mobile plant on construction sites by focusing on the site team’s response when something goes wrong.
Wednesday – Occupational Health-Dust- toolbox talk/Practical demonstration on different types of PPE; functions and uses.
Thursday – Health and Wellbeing- Healthy Eating Day at Work – company provide free fruit. Display posters on mental health and depression on notice boards. Give all staff a free hi-vis vest to have in their cars/walking in winter months.
Friday – Driving for work- Toolbox Talks, Pocket Guide for Safe Driving, establishment of targets, check on vehicle defect report books.

ACB Group

ACB Group, specialists in Design & Construct External Envelope & Internal Cladding Systems are delighted to participate in this year’s CIF Construction Safety Week.

  • Throughout the week we will be reinforcing our emphasis on Health & Safety involving all staff across the company by:
  • Putting up safety posters to raise awareness & promote safety week to our employees and subcontractors
  • Reiteration of the importance of using ACB Site Safe App and Auditing tools daily to promote safe behaviour on site.
  • Participating in Stand Down for Safety Monday 23rd at 12noon.
  • Promotion of near miss reporting by all staff.
  •  Carrying out toolbox talks on the various subjects each day
  •  Director Safety Audit & Toolbox Talk
  • Refresher Working at Height training
  •  Launch of ACB Group Safety Incentive Scheme
  • Announcement of ACB Group Safety Suggestion Box
  • Rollout of ACB Group Vaccination Programme

L&M Keating

L&M Keating will run a number of events each day across all its sites.
Monday morning will open Safety Week with a Stand Down for Safety followed by high impact presentation from James Gorey Safety, we will also complete harness training, working at height rescue and safety helmet dynamic toolbox talks.

Tuesday will commence with plant safety message followed by visual displays of driver blind spots, toolbox talks and practical safe digging demonstrations.

Wednesday will focus on health checks with L&M Keating providing workers with free health check, carrying out demonstrations on dust suppression and respiratory protection training and fitting.

Thursday we will have a number of well being information toolbox talks concentrating on mental health, alcohol and drugs.

On Friday all employees will complete medical fitness for driving. a series of driving for work safety videos and toolbox talks will be undertaking.

Kilcawley Construction

Kilcawley Constructions health, safety and environmental policies are at the core of our business. ‘Target Zero’ is our company safety campaign. Working towards changing attitudes to safety and taking ownership of safety throughout the company and maintaining our safety culture.

Throughout Safety Week 2017 Kilcawley Construction will undertake the following initiatives.

  • Organise daily tool box talks on the various topics of safety week 2017.
  • Posting of posters on the CIF safety week topics.
  • Have safety briefings on site from external parties on ladder use, electricity, moving machinery, mental health and driving for work.
  • Senior management to audit various sites throughout the week.
  • Children’s poster competition to be included in a Kilcawley Construction 2018 safety calendar.

John Paul Construction

  • Talks on Working at Height – Guest Speaker James Gorry
  •  CHM presentation on Traffic Management plans
  •  Talk on Dust Management
  •  Multiple presentations on Positive Mental Health (Aware, Samaritans)
  •  Presentation on Driving for Work
  •  Toolbox Talks on daily themes
  •  Daily stand downs on all sites across the company for construction safety week

Elliott Properties Ltd (EPL Construction)

EPL are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in the Construction Industry Federation and Construction Safety Week 2017.  Having been involved in Safety Week for the past 4 years we can appreciate the positive influence these safety weeks have on all involved.

Effective Health and Safety Management is foremost priority for EPL.  EPL has a proactive approach to Safety, making education, training and Health and Safety Awareness and integral part of our company.  This is demonstrated by our Health and Safety performance indicators, statistics, entry level on Safe-T-Cert and renewal of same, all of which outperforms industry norms.

We will in addition to our normal safety procedures for the week include the following involving all staff across all aspects of our company:

– Participate in the ‘Stand Down for Safety’ on Monday the 23rd at 12noon across all sites.

– Display the CIF safety posters to raise awareness & promote safety week to our employees and subcontractors.

– Hold Toolbox Talks daily on the various topics of safety week 2017.

– Have a safety suggestion box on each site to invite suggestions and observations from all site staff on how health and safety culture can be improved. The best suggestion from each site will receive a prize.

Glenveagh Properties PLC

Glenveagh Properties PLC are planning the following for Construction Safety Week 2017:

  • Safety walks across all construction sites with senior management.
  • Toolbox talks with site staff as per the daily themes.
  • Displaying Construction Safety Week posters on all project sites.
  • Providing information on occupational health and safety with particular emphasis on Respirable Crystalline Silica dust.
  • Hosting H&S engagement sessions with site staff.

Ashview Consultants

Ashview Consultants have arranged a number of events across the week where we are teaming up with company’s that we work with in the industry. We are working as PSDP on a number of projects across the country where we are attending/co-hosting events with the following contractors:

Monday-Internal Safety Briefing-Driving & Vehicle Safety/Working at heights
Tuesday-Cafferkey Civils-PSCS Plant & Machinery
Wednesday-Mac Group-Design Team Safety and the importance of co-ordination
Thursday-Structuretone-Mental Health
Thursday-Flynn Management Contractors-PSDP PSCS Co-ordination-women in construction
Friday-PSDP-PSCS Co-ordination on student accommodation projects with John Paul Construction.
We are looking forward to working with all involved and demonstrating that co-ordination between the PSDP & PSCS on a construction project can have many benefits from the safety of the design to the safety of all involved in the project.

SIAC

SIAC is delighted to be taking part in Construction Safety Week. Activities throughout the week will include:

• Circulate to all Companies in the group, Construction Safety Week information including the safety themes and information relating to Irelands first national ‘Stand Down for Safety’.

• Project teams will stand down for safety at 12 noon on Monday 23rd.

• Construction Safety Week posters and leaflets circulated and displayed on all sites to continually raise awareness.

• Daily briefings will be completed on various health and safety topics including the safety themes provided.

• Employees receive and acknowledge updates made to the Company ‘Driving for Work Policy’ via the Company online learning management system (LMS Portal).

BRFS Ltd

BRFS Ltd, specialising in the design, supply and installation of external envelope solutions to private and public sector industrial and commercial buildings, has a large and prestigious portfolio of successful contracts completed in Ireland and the UK. The successful reputation of BRFS is founded on three of the key basic tenets of our industry:

  • Recognition of risks inherent in our operations, which often involve working at.
  • Addressing the risks in the planning stage of our works through careful consultation with our clients leading to practical and comprehensive Safe Plans of Action.
  • Delivery of these safety plans and the zero tolerance message to our own workforce pre commencement on site works.
  • Careful monitoring and reinforcement of the safety protocols prescribed in our site safety plans right throughout the execution stage of our works through constant supervision and collaboration with our workforce.

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MTM Engineering Ltd

MTM Engineering LTD are very proud to be associated with Construction Safety Week 2017. Below is a summary of planned activities for the 2017 campaign.

  • Stand-down on all projects to explain the purpose of the week and to inform all personnel of the events that will be taking place over the week.
  • Participating in “Safety Stand Down” on Monday the 23rd at 12.00hrs.
    Each employee will sign a poster branded with the Construction Safety Week Logo on Monday the 23rd showing that they are committed to Construction Safety Week 2017.
  • Deliver daily tool box talks on the various topics of safety week 2017 across all our active sites promoting consultation and communication among all employees.
  • Suggestion box on each project with a prize at the end of the week for best the best safety suggestion.
  • Safety Campaign Posters utilized on all job sites
  • Encourage all workers before starting a new task to take a 20 second scan of work area & take immediate corrective action if hazards are identified.

Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd

Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd are proud to be involved in the CIF Construction Safety Week’s Campaign 23rd to 27th Oct. Our Safety Week activities on all of our sites will include but will not be limited to-

  • Daily Toolbox Talks and presentations on the topic of the day.
  • Safety Campaign Posters issued to all Sites.
    Inviting Specialist Suppliers eg MEWP Suppliers to give talks on the dangers and control measures of using plant on site.
  • Highlighting the Operation of our Safety Observation Reports Incentive
    Scheme to all workers on site.
  • Directors Safety Audit Inspections

Height for Hire

Height for Hire has prepared a 9-minute presentation with voiceover on MEWP Safety called ‘Getting it right at height’. This is now available to view or download from our website at http://www.heightforhire.com/resources#Safety-Awareness-vid

We also have other resources to encourage Safety at Height available to download on our website such as the 12-step Management of MEWPS Checklist and the 10-step guide for the Safe use of access machinery.

Supporting information such as MEWP specifications are available on our website or in our publications. We will be actively promoting Safe Working at height on all our social media platforms during Construction Safety Week.

MDY Construction

Construction Safety week is here again how the last 12 months has flown.
Following on from the successful running of last year’s Safety initiatives during Construction Safety week we at MDY Construction Ltd have decided to step it up this year.

We are running a month long “Safety League” which will culminate during Construction Safety week, points are awarded to the best preforming contractors on site.
Those contractors will be awarded prizes most of which are work related they include Dewalt Toolboxes, LED Maglite torches, high end PPE gear e.g. quality ear defenders, top of the range hard hats to mention a few & we must not forget the most important free breakfast vouchers.

The prize giving will be held on site at the end of Construction Safety week after a hot lunch & our guest speaker has addressed the workforce. Hopefully our initiatives will be as well received this year as they were last!

P&D Lydon

What we’ll be doing: –

  • Poster for Today to be on Display On site – “Don’t Let A Fall Shatter Your Life” (In Pack and Attached)
  • Toolbox Talk (in Pack and Attached) – As part of the toolbox talk please also briefly explain the week to staff and subcontractors onsite.
  • Stand Down For Safety at 12 O’Clock for One Minute

In construction, the term “safety stand-down” is used to describe activities where regular work is paused and the entire site focuses on a particular safety issue.

Stand-downs can be tailored to specific industries and job sites, making it easy and beneficial for anyone to participate. They can be short, and comprise of a toolbox talk or a safety huddle where specific hazard controls are discussed, or they may be of longer duration and include training and the provision of information on a variety of hazard controls.

PABIA Consulting Ltd

PABIA Consulting Ltd is delighted to take part in the CIF 2017 construction safety week. It provides an opportunity to reinforce our Health and Safety message across the business, and with our suppliers and clients.
We are committed to executing and managing all operations with health & safety, in order to prevent accidents and protect the health and well-being of everyone in our offices, or on site.
As part of this PABIA Consulting Ltd be will actively promoting Safety Week at our offices, and across sites, by;
• Providing information on CIF safety week and its aims, and circulation of daily safety bulletins to all staff and sites
• Display each CIF poster on the appropriate day
• Daily H&S and/or risk assessments, for e.g. driving for work, VDU, site safety, assess hazards and put in place effective control measures
• Increase the awareness of occupational health in the workplace
• Invite suggestions and observations from staff, and sites, on how health and safety culture could be improved, discuss any potential hazards, and how they could be controlled and/or removed.

Wind Skillnet (Irish Wind Energy Association)

As part of Safety Week 2017, Wind Skillnet will be hosting a free to attend Behavioural Safety Event for the renewable energy industry.

This will include a behavioural safety workshop with John Tucker of ARMS Ltd and the launch of a Behavioural Safety poster for industry. With the H.S.A recently reporting the lowest number of fatalities in workplace accidents since 2009, Wind Skillnet are encouraging delegates to attend this event, highlighting the importance of continued excellence at all levels of our organisations.

Register for this free event here

Flynn Management & Contractors

CIF is calling on construction companies of all sizes and workers to get involved and Flynn Management & Contractors have stepped up, and we are delighted to have been selected to be a Proud Partner of this event.

Each day from Monday through to Friday there will be a different topic/theme to be discussed with the workforce.

Posters shall be printed and put up in the canteen, drying room and offices.

On Monday there will be a company wide stand down @1200 on each and every site.

Posters shall be placed in the canteen and drying room regarding each day, and Monday being Safe Working at Heights. Each project will hold a toolbox talk on working @ heights followed by a video called Sophie’s Story, which is about the impact of a young girl losing her father due to a workplace accident, this will tie into our theme “Make it Safe, Make it Home”.

 On Tuesday each site will hold a toolbox talk at a convienient time to the project and the subject will be Fire Safety, the daily theme from the C.I.F. is Plant and Machinery, so, on the projects where Plant and Machinery are present an additional topic is to be discussed on these sites only

 On Wednesday the topic is Dust/Crystaline Silica Dust and again a toolbox talk is to be held on ALL projects at a convienient time, with the addition of pocket books to be handed out to all on site which relates to dust and the hazards etc. and proper R.P.E.

On Thursday the topic is Mental Health which again will require a tool box talk on mental health and also list contact details for PIETA House & The Samaritans, again there will be posters for the usual locations, in addition to this FMC will provide food for all projects and this will be used as a fourm for the people onsite to engage with eachother and discuss mental health.

On Friday the topic is Driving for Work, there will be a toolbox talk held again on ALL projects and FMC Management will be issuing key rings for all on sites, these will be the plastic photo keyrings with the company logo on one side and “Make it Safe, Make it Home” on the other side, and everyone will be asked to place a photo of a loved one or child as a reminder of why we work safe.

Ardmac Ltd

For the week we intend to give information out and provide the posters on this years Safety Week subjects.

In addition we’re running workshops on ‘Hazard Spotting’, ‘Risk Assessment Procedures’, ‘Accident Investigation’ and organising practical sessions on rescue procedures for working at height, specifically for the use of MEWP’s.

McGrattan & Kenny Ltd

McGrattan & Kenny Ltd. intend to undertake the following activities during the 2017 Construction Safety Week:

  • Stand down across all sites to explain the background to the 2017 Construction Safety Week and encourage the engagement of all McGrattan & Kenny Ltd. personnel and sub-contractors in campaign activities.
  • Daily Stand Down and delivery of interactive Toolbox Talk associated with the theme of the day to both McGrattan & Kenny Ltd. personnel and sub-contractors.
  • Unscheduled emergency response scenarios designed to provide a both learning experience for site operatives and refine existing emergency action plans.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility activities centered around the theme of employee fitness and well being, including the annual Croagh Patrick Climb in conjunction with Shelbourne Engineering Ltd.
  • Incentivised competition for the best suggestion to improve safety. Suggestion boxes will be provided on each project with a prize issued at the end of the week.
  • Display of posters associated with the theme of the day on all sites.
  • Distribution of new safety observation report booklets designed to encourage recognition of positive behaviour and immediate implementation of any corrective action required.
  • Promotion of 2017 Construction Safety Week across all McGrattan & Kenny Ltd. social media platforms.
  • Senior management site safety visits.
  • Issue of internal newsletter focusing on construction health topics, including mindfulness, mental health and suicide awareness, workload management, work-life balance, pre-retirement planning, occupational illnesses, work related vehicle safety, physical fitness, etc.
  • Promotion of cycle to work scheme.
  • Question and answer sessions between site personnel and senior management in relation to safety performance

PMS Ltd

During safety week PMS Ltd. will be reinforcing its focus on Safety to all our Employees across the entire company through Talks, Posters and Activities

Safety Talks

Monday- Housekeeping
Tuesday- Fire Procedures
Wednesday- PPE
Thursday – Manual Handling
Friday – Winter Driving

Conduct Fire Drill during the Week and Lunchtime Safety Table Quiz

Crown Roofing Ltd

Monday – All sites 1 minute safety Stand Down for Safety, all sites will be participating.

Working at Height:

Focus on Scaffold Safety Tool Box Talk

Plant and Machinery:

Site visit and discussion with crew and teleporter operator Philip Kelly.

Dust:

Tool Box Talk on controlling dust and PPE.

Driving for Work:

Tool Box Talk on driving safety and highlighting the potential for accidents while driving over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.

mac group

Whilst this campaign is an initiative in Ireland, we are planning to roll-out of the following on all our projects in both Ireland and the UK, namely:

  • All mac projects to stop work each morning at 8.00am during this week to relay the following safety presentation:
  • Monday 23rd – Electrical Safety Presentation
  • Tuesday 24th – PPE Presentation
  • Wednesday 25th – Manual Handling Presentation
  • Thursday 26th – Slips, Trips + Falls Presentation
  • Friday 27th – Work at Height Presentation
  • Spot prices to be given to those noted as exceeding prescribed safety standards on our projects.
  • Mac to hold a group-wide behavioural safety event with all staff and company directors Friday 20th to launch CSW.

E&R Formwork Ltd

E&R Formwork is delighted to be a partner with the CIF for the annual Construction Safety Week. We feel that this week will give us a great opportunity and platform to reinforce our safety procedures.
Throughout the week we will host various tool box talks, site walks and safety demonstrations.
CIF safety week posters will be erected every day displaying the days topic.

We will hold random on the spot stop and think sessions where workers will be asked to identify every risk in relation to their work and asked what measures are being taken to eliminate these risks.

We will be holding daily draws and offering spot prizes (including jackets, tools and vouchers) to our workers who demonstrate excellence in terms of safety for work related to the tool box talk topic of the day.

We will also be offering a prize for the best intrapreneurial safety recommendation on how we can improve from one of our workers.

Our schedule for the week includes:
Monday: Participation in the “Stand down for safety” initiative. Followed by toolbox talk on working at height and prize draw.

Tuesday: Toolbox talk on plant and machinery – explaining the safe zones, site walkways etc. Followed by a prize draw.

Wednesday: Toolbox talk on dust – demonstration of respiratory protective equipment. Followed by a prize draw.

Thursday: Toolbox talk on mental health – distribution of contact numbers for helplines such as Samaritans. Followed by a prize draw.

Friday: Toolbox talk on driving for work – viewing of road safety authority videos. Followed by a prize draw.

Kirby Group Engineering

Kirby Group Engineering are proud to partner with the CIF and collaborate with our fellow contractors to achieve our combined mission of making our sites safer.
Kirby will be will be using resources such as posters, videos, ‘Stand Up for Safety’ talks, expert speakers, demonstrations and incentives for the 5 day event during Safety week on our projects and in our offices

CField Construction

CField Construction are delighted partner with the CIF for Construction Safety Week 2017. CField Construction are fully committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees, subcontractors and all those affected by our construction operations. We continually review and improve our standards, systems and procedures to ensure we are in line with or exceeding industry best practice.

The list of initiatives that will be taking place across our projects during the week include:

  • Promote Safety Week to all staff and contractor
  • All projects will take part in Ireland’s first national “Stand Down for Safety”
  • Director Toolbox Talks will be carried out at our projects on the various topics of safety week 2017
  • Directors will undertake site inspections during this week to promote our OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System.
  • Conduct Fire Drill during the week
  • Displaying of Construction Safety Week Topic Posters on all projects
  • Invite suggestions and observations from all site staff on how health and safety culture can be improved. The best suggestion will receive a prize. All suggestions will be included in the next tool box talk.

J.F Flynn Construction Ltd

All JF Flynn Construction personnel to complete a questionnaire. Try to include all sub-contractors working on site that day too.
Carry out a tool box talk on general health & safety on building site and PPE on every active site on Monday morning.

Vision Contracting Ltd

Vision Contracting Ltd. Safety Week – Initiatives and Activities
We will be running a number of Toolbox Talks, Briefings and Whiteboard meetings throughout the week across all our Projects to raise awareness of the main Construction site hazards and to encourage a proactive and positive culture of health and safety for everyone working on our Projects. We are delighted to support the 2017 Construction Safety Week.

Gaeltec Utilities

Gaeltec Utilities are delighted to be associated with Construction Safety Week 2017
Stand Down for Safety – Monday 23rd October – Initiative Introduction
Construction Safety Week, 23rd to 27th October will feature Risk Assessment Goody bags’ on:

  • 23/10 Work at height
  • 24/10 Plant & Machinery Safety
  • 25/10 Silica Dust
  • 27/10 Driving for Work

Clare Civil

At Clare Civil we are delighted to take part in the CIF 2017 safety week. It will give us an opportunity to reinforce our Health and Safety message across all levels of our operation and receive valuable feedback from our staff on how our policies and procedures are working. We are committed to having a positive, inclusive Health and Safety culture and view it as a central pillar of our success as a company.

We will be carrying out the following initiatives across our sites involving all staff:

  • Daily pre start interactive tool box talks on that particular days topic across sites.
  • Updating of site safety notice board to include the themes of the safety week and a focus on how accidents can affect the individual, their co-workers and their families.
  • Invite staff to walk the site along with the Health and Safety adviser as a group and carry out an inspection, discuss any potential hazards observed and how they can be eliminated and controlled.
  • Invite suggestions and observations from all staff on how health and safety culture can be improved on site with a prize for best suggestion. All suggestions will receive a response in next tool box talk.

With the nature of our works we see mobile plant and interfaces with pedestrians on our sites as a critical hazard for us to control. We will complete a Plant and vehicle familiarisation stand down on site with the aim to :

  • Reinforce our plant and pedestrian interface management systems to all site staff through interactive tool box talks, with emphasis on the statistics of injuries and deaths as well as the aftermath of these incidents that are directly attributable to mobile plant in the construction sector.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities everyone on site have for mobile plant safety whether they are a pedestrian, banksman, operator or supervisor.
  • Organise a demonstration of the “body safe” proximity alarm system for mobile plant on site.
  • Invite all staff to walk around the various pieces of plant we use. Invite them to sit in the cab to get an appreciation for the limited view the driver may have and how critical it is we keep a safe distance from all operating plant.
  • Carry out group visual pre use inspections of the mobile plant under the supervision of the company fitter to guide the staff to the key areas they need to be checking daily before operating on site

Harold Engineering

Harold Engineering are delighted to take part in CIF’s Safety Awareness week. During the week we have various events organised including a guest speaker giving a general safety talk to all employees on working safely.

We will also host a coffee morning in aid of Pieta House and we shall have a guest speaker on our premises talking about positive mental health. All employees will receive a travel mug with a reminder to take breaks whilst driving. We will display each theme daily by posters and email. A fire drill will take place. There will be toolbox talks, safety crosswords and plenty more.

Brian M Durkan & Co Ltd

Brian M Durkan & Co. Ltd are proud to be a partner in Construction Week 2017. We are committed to continuously improving all aspects of Health & Safety throughout our company.
We will be undertaking the following initiatives across our sites-
– Displaying of Construction Safety Week Topic Posters Daily.
– Stand down Monday morning on all sites to explain the background to Construction Safety Week and engage with all employees and sub-contractors in the activities throughout the week.
– Delivery of daily presentations with guest speakers on Work at Heights, Plant & Machinery, Dust (risks from Silica dust), Mental Health and Driving for Work.
– Question and Answer session after each daily presentation.

MEIC Ltd

Monday: Work at Height Rescue Demonstration being carried out in Killarney by Kerry Fire Services on the Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme.
Tuesday: Safety in Excavations demonstration in Inniscarra, Cork. Lunch and Learn being held in Head Office on Temporary Works Failure.
Wednesday: Tool box talks and RPE Presentation
Thursday: Running our “Mind our Workers” Campaign across our sites and in Head Office.
Friday: RSA are conducting a Lunch and Learn and we are launching our new “Driving for Work” Book in our Head Office in Loughrea.

Obelsik Power Systems ltd

Obelisk Power Systems ltd mission for Construction Safety Week 2017 is in line with our QEHS Charter – “We make a commitment to ourselves and our colleagues that we shall not put ourselves or anyone in a position that shall cause harm or injury or affect the welfare and safety of ourselves or others.
We shall lead our fellow colleagues where we can, and inspire others to do the same”

Day 1- On the first day a stand down will be carried out on all of our sites where all teams and sub-contractors will be engaged and each site manager will erect the Construction Safety Posters and communicate the activities for the week followed by a Presentation on past W@H incidents and/or near misses.
Day 2- Presentation on past Plant and Equipment incidents and/or near misses.
Day 3-TBT awareness on Silica
Day 4-TBT awareness on Mental health & EH&S Office Quiz based on the topics for the week.
Day 5-Presentation on Fleet Procedure and Risk Assessment. Emergency plan will be reiterated. Awareness of driving in winter conditions.

Fitzsimons Insulations

Fitzsimons Insulations are committed to engaging with the Construction Safety week 2017. We will begin the week with a briefing on the Construction Safety week topics and aims. Fitzsimons Insulations will display each CIF poster on our premises. Each day we will have a tool box talk on the topic of the day and we will have an open discussion about the key messages.