New CIF Learning and Development Programmes

CIF Training 18/08/2017 Latest News

New CIF Learning and Development Programmes

Construction Industry Federation are pleased to offer new programmes from September 2017.

Safety Compliance and Working at Height

Abrasive Wheels

This is a half-day course designed to provide the course participants with the appropriate knowledge of the hazards and dangers of working with Abrasive Wheels. It also provides the participants with the expertise required to mount an abrasive wheel.

Manual Handling Training Course

This ½ day course instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling. To comply with the 2010 QQI & HSA Manual Handling Regulations, staff engaged in manual handling should be given training in the safe handling of loads that is task specific to their everyday manual handling work. A certified QQI Level 6 Instructor teaches this course.

Mobile Elevated Work Platform Training

MEWP’s are sometimes used in the workplace and are replacing ladders and tower scaffolds as the preferred method of height access work. MEWP operators should be made aware of the safety precautions required or individual capabilities of the Scissor or Boom lift itself. If you are an employer, it is a legal requirement to ensure employees are provided with adequate training for safe operation of work at height machinery. Safety is of utmost importance while working at height. This course certifies operators on Scissor & Boom lifts, includes Safe Harness Use and Work at Height.

IPAF 3a/3b Training

To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate various types of MEWPs under three IPAF categories 3a Mobile Vertical, 3b Mobile Boom and 1b Static Boom categories efficiently and safely.

Building Regulations

Air Tightness

A Collaboration between CIF and CDETB covering an overview of Thermal Performance, Air and Wind Tightness, Demonstrations, Calculations, Building regulations and Certification.

Radon Prevention Measures on Site

This programme is targeted directly at General Operative and Site Foremen who install Radon barrier systems. The programme has two structured CIRI CPD points for attendance.

Temporary Works General Awareness Programme

This one day course is designed to provide training for those involved in the temporary works process but who are not undertaking the role of Temporary Works Co-ordination or Supervisor as defined in BS5975:2008 + A1:2011.

Contracting & Procurement

Claims Management Public Sector Contracts

This course is designed to develop member’s understanding of the claims management procedure under the Public Works Contracts, and to give an update on the latest developments in the contracts affecting this area. Areas that will be covered include dealing with loss and expense claims, variations and delay as well as common contract problems.

Construction Contracts Act

The Construction Contracts Act, which became law in July 2016, has three very important aspects, regulation of the time and manner for the payment of contractors and sub-contractors, the outlawing of pay when paid provisions in sub-contracts and the process of adjudication. It is essential that all members be aware of these provisions as failure to meet any of the deadlines set out in the legislation can have dire consequences.

Short Form of Public Works Contract

With over 80% of projects using this contract, this is the most commonly used form of public sector contract and it is vital that members ensure they are well versed in its unique characteristics. The Short Form of Contract (PW-CF6), which is utilised for public sector contracts valued at below €500,000, differs in many aspects from the Major and Minor Works Contracts (PW-CF1 – PW-CF5), and this course is designed to explain its operation to members.

Public Sector Prequalification and Tendering

This course is designed to update members on the latest developments and innovations in Public Sector Prequalification and Tendering procedures. Particular areas dealt with include the recent changes in e-tenders procedures and requirements and explains how these procedures affect the likely success or failure of prequalification submissions. The area of future significant changes to how these procedures are to develop will be a feature of the course.

Business Solutions

Commercial Management in an EPCM Environment

Are you expanding / considering expanding your client base to include multinational companies or large multi-prime sites, and do you want to understand more about that commercial environment? If so, this session will give you insights into the expectations of the client and the CM team in a multi-price or CM lead construction project, the costs involved in managing a project of this nature; and also how to ensure you make a profit. The session is a great opportunity to question a Commercial & Contracts Lead who has worked on some of the largest construction projects in the state, for both client and CM.

Construction HR/IR for Construction Managers & HR/IR Administrators

The programme is to provide the participants with an awareness of the obligations of employers and employees’ entitlements under current Irish employment law. Real-life situations that the participants may come across in their daily working day will be examined and we will provide practical solutions in dealing with employment issues that can arise for organisations.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) Group Workshop

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly being used in organisations and companies to help employees understand better how to be more effective in their work relationships and in client/customer interactions. EI is about how well you recognize and manage your emotions, how well you interpret and deal with the emotions of others and how you use this knowledge to manage your relationships with others.