About Safety Week from the CIF Website:

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 depend 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.

 

How we are preparing for Safety Week

The schedule for the week goes as follows:

  • Monday 21st October – Mental health & Wellbeing in Construction
  • Tuesday 22nd October – Working Safety with Electricity
  • Wednesday 23rd October – Working Safely at Heights
  • Thursday 24th October – Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations
  • Friday 25th October – Working Safely with Hazardous Substances

We will be holding sessions at three of our sites in Ireland on Wednesday 23rd October to utilise our knowledge and expertise in Working Safely at Heights. The sites include ESB, UCD and Clay Farm.

These sessions will run for an hour and a half each and will give all operatives a full refresher on training on NASC SG4:15 – Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations.

By the end of each session, all attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the current industry recognised guidance for preventing falls in scaffolding operations
  • Work to the planned method statement to protect themselves and others against falls in scaffolding following industry guidance SG4:15
  • Understand their responsibilities, correctly wear and use fall protection equipment to prevent a fall from height
  • Inspect, store and maintain their fall protection equipment
  • Understand the different rescue following a fall from height and the equipment and process to be used

Falling from height is a significant risk faced by scaffolders when erecting, altering or dismantling during most scaffolding operations. Falls from height account for almost half of the fatal accidents in the construction sector and are in the press almost daily.

Brogan Group are committed to the safety to all employees, other subcontractors working alongside us and the general public and thus we will be ensuring that all employees are regularly refreshed on SG4:15 – Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations alongside many other best practices.

To read more about CIF Safety Week, you can do so here. (https://cif.ie/safety-week/).

 

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