CIF Virtual Classroom Training Schedule – May/June 2020


CIF have released the May/June 2020 schedule of Construction Training courses available with CIF.

This schedule of construction training courses offered by CIF in 2020 is the result of comprehensive market surveys and client feedback. This list is designed to ensure that every course offered by CIF in 2020 addresses the needs of our clients, responds to market trends and industry requirements.

This schedule is reviewed and constantly updated If you wish to know more about these courses please review the full schedule. Alternatively, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in finding the course that best suits your individual or company’s needs.

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Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Safety Officer & Safety Advisor


What are the duties of a Safety Officer on a construction site?

The Safety Officer should:

  • be familiar with the relevant safety and health legislation which affects the types of construction work being carried out
  • have the ability to identify hazards and assess risks on construction sites
  • be capable of advising the contractor on the most appropriate control measures and systems of work in order to minimise risk
  • be able to communicate the safety and health requirements to managers, supervisors and workers on sites
  • if assigned other duties the contractor must ensure that these other duties do not prevent the safety officer from carrying out his/her duties as safety officer in an efficient manner

Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS)


What does Project Supervisor Construction Stage mean?

The role of the project supervisor construction stage is to manage and co-ordinate health and safety matters during the construction stage. The project supervisor (construction stage) is appointed before the construction work begins and remains in that position until all construction work on the project is completed.

Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Designers


Who is a ‘Designer’?

Under the regulations, you are a designer if you are engaged in preparing drawings, particulars, specifications, calculations and bills of quantities in relation to a project. The term “designer” means a person engaged in work related to the design of a project;

Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Contractors


What is the definition of Contractor?

A Contractor means any employer whose employees carry out construction work and includes both main contractor and sub-contractor. Contractor may also include a self-employed person where such a person supplies materials and labour or labour only.  In addition, a body such as a local authority may also be a contractor, if the construction work is carried out directly by employees of that body.

Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Client


The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2013 interprets ‘client’ as a person for whom a project is carried out, in the course or furtherance of a trade, business or undertaking, or who undertakes a project directly in the course or furtherance of such trade, business or undertaking and since 2013 construction work done on your own domestic dwelling e.g. an extension on to your kitchen, or you are building your own house.

Assigned Certifier – A Site Manager’s Approach


Building owners, designers and construction companies have a legal obligation under the Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014 (BCAR) to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant requirements of the ever-changing Technical Guidance documents and Building Regulations.

How to Ensure Safety When Working at Height


Working at a height is often necessary within the world of construction, but it comes with a number of significant risks, particularly that of falling. For construction workers and managers, ensuring a safe working environment is vital, but it can be difficult to do.

How Live Classroom Training with Modern Technology Can Benefit Construction Firms


For construction firms, the need to invest in high-quality training is significant. However, it can be challenging to choose the right training provider and the right education platform. Traditional classroom learning and conventional online learning are both available, but they both carry with them a number of drawbacks. Live classroom training based on modern digital technology may be the answer.

Construction Safety Equipment: Understanding the “Must Have” Items


Construction safety begins with training and education, but the right equipment is also necessary. Some types of equipment may be provided by the workers themselves, but construction companies must also toe the line and ensure that other types of safety equipment are present. What are the most important considerations?

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