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.
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 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.