The construction industry is fraught with danger, whether that comes in the form of falling from a height or loss of control over equipment. However, there is one segment of the sector that consistently ranks as the most dangerous – excavations. Below, we’ll discuss four tips for better excavation safety for workers.Read more
All areas of the construction industry carry with them at least some risk. Simply climbing a ladder can be risky if the right safety precautions are not taken and the right protective gear not worn. However, confined spaces present very significant safety threats. The good news is that the right steps can help to mitigate those risks to some extent.Read more
In the past, the construction industry was one of the least regulated in Ireland. If you could swing a hammer with any accuracy, chances were good that you could land a job, without any need for training or education. Today, that is not the case, although it can be difficult for some to realise the importance of safety training for construction workers. Here are four reasons that such training is essential.Read more
The construction industry is a hazardous sector in Ireland and comes with the risk of serious injury, or even death. The right knowledge and training can offset that risk, but it is also important to understand some of the most common safety risks on the modern construction site.Read more
Ireland’s construction industry is sometimes recognised as one of the most dangerous segments of the nation’s economy. However, it need not be so. Addressing Construction Safety Training concerns with appropriate tools, knowledge, and training can not only mitigate the risks but can ensure better safety and health for workers. Below, we’ll discuss three of the most overlooked safety issues in this industry.Read more
While safety is a vital issue in all industries, it is of particular importance in the construction segment. Machine and tool-related injuries, falls, injuries due to scaffolding collapses, and myriad other threats exist. Below, we’ll discuss three of the most critical considerations for construction site safety.
Temporary works is an expression that’s used in the construction industry for an engineered solution used to support or protect an existing structure or the permanents works during construction or to support an item of plant or equipment, or the vertical sides or slopes of an excavation, or to provide access.
Temporary works, just like other construction activities, will bring with them risks to the health and safety of workers on site and are subject to the BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 Code of Practice which provides practical guidelines on design, specification, construction, use of and dismantling of false work.Read more
The construction industry has some of the most wide-ranging career options available with jobs encompassing a variety of different disciplines, both practical and organisational. When it comes to managing a successful building project, the overall responsibility for success lies with the Project Manager who will need the knowledge and experience necessary to oversee a busy and rapidly changing project. So, how do you prepare for a construction career in project management?Read more
CIF have released the Sep & Oct 2018 schedule of Construction Training courses available with CIF.
This schedule of construction training courses offered by CIF in 2018 is the result of comprehensive market surveys and client feedback. This list is designed to ensure that every course offered by CIF in 2018 addresses the needs of our clients, responds to market trends and industry requirements.Read more