Construction Safety Month 2023 – Industry takes the lead on another successful awareness campaign

by | Nov 5, 2023

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Member companies across the country participated in successful health and safety awareness campaigns as part of the CIF’s Construction Safety Month 2023 initiative.

This year’s theme was Focus on Critical Risk, and construction companies and workers of all sectors were asked to examine fundamental safety questions in this area.

Pictured below are just some of those who took part on a wide-ranging series of events and gatherings to support the occasion.

Everything from tool box talks to demos, safety briefings and social events took place to highlight the importance of safety, health and wellbeing in the industry.

 

IN FOCUS: CIF SOUTHERN REGION

The CIF Southern Region held a number of well-attended events throughout the region for members during Construction Safety Month.

HSA Inspector Brian Molloy presented in person to members in Limerick and Cork.

Some of those who attended the CIF’s Safety Month event in Cork

CIF’s Safety Month gathering in Limerick

The proposed Waterford event had to be moved online as a safety precaution due to the flooding in the city that day.

Brian Molloy has recently rejoined the Construction Inspection unit in the HSA having worked for the Enterprise and Employee Support Unit of the Health and Safety Authority since 2011.

In his presentation he covered the following:

• HSA Strategy & Plan of Work – what topics HSA Inspectors will be focusing on when visiting construction sites in the coming months

• A quick overview of recent prosecutions, accidents statistics and costs

• Initiatives that the HSA has developed to help business comply with health and safety regulations, including: BeSMART.ie, an free online resource that gives you the tools to prepare your own construction site specific safety statement or construction stage safety and
health plan and risk assessments for your site(s)

• Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) Guidance Document

• HSA learning – the HSA’s online portal for free health and safety courses online

• The role of safety reps

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