Construction Industry on Track to Have the Lowest Recorded Workplace Fatalities This Year

The construction industry is on track to have the lowest recorded workplace fatalities this year, with two recorded deaths in 2019. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reports 164 non-fatal workplace incidents in construction from January to June 2019. These statistics are declining year on year, with three fatalities and 278 non-fatal incidents recorded by [...]

By |2019-08-21T13:28:29+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We Must Increase Efforts to Better Health And Safety of Workers on and Off-Site

CIF Launches Inaugural Health and Safety Summit The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges [...]

By |2019-07-24T09:37:45+00:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Retirees Helping to Fill Construction Skills Gap

Recent retirees and women are being targeted for heavy plant machinery construction jobs as the building boom continues unabated. Industry experts say there is a crisis in recruitment for machine operators, with an estimated 1,500 vacancies in the sector. Brian Coogan, of the Construction and Quarry Machinery Show (CQMS), says technology has developed, so muscle [...]

By |2019-07-24T09:34:35+00:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments