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Land Management Training for Construction Industry Managers and Supervisors

Bob Lyons 18/04/2018

Construction is one of the oldest activities known to man, from the early days of building rudimentary shelters to the age of the skyscraper, it’s construction that counts. The industry has changed remarkably in recent years with the adoption of digital technology and innovative new materials and construction is now a wide-ranging and complex subject with many differing disciplines. Construction site managers and supervisors require wide knowledge on all different aspects of construction, including land management.

Our half day land management course has been designed to equip construction managers and supervisors with the knowledge necessary to plan and manage developments whilst considering past site use, combined with environmental and other land use considerations. Topics such as legislative requirements, soil stripping, handling of excess soil and stone, identification of contaminated land and the undertaking of pre-construction site assessments will be covered in detail.

Each of your clients will have specific individual requirements and you need to know how to deliver whilst ensuring best practice always. Our courses have been created to offer the right kind of training to enable a successful career in Ireland’s construction sector and on construction projects overseas.

Taking time out of a busy career in construction can be daunting which is why we’ve put together a course that will equip you with all the knowledge and information necessary in the shortest time possible. Whether you’re just starting out or have already racked up some years as a successful construction industry professional, as Ireland’s leading provider of construction training, our course is designed to make sure you have what it takes to get the job done and further your career within construction at home or abroad.

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Compliance is Essential for Success – Don’t get “Court” out!

CIF Training 12/04/2018

Compliance is Essential for Success – Don’t get “Court” out!Having learned the lessons of the past, health and safety in the workplace is a vital issue nowadays, especially on modern construction sites.  After all, construction remains one of the riskiest sectors in which to work.  According to Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority, a large percentage of fatalities in the workplace over the past eight years have been in the construction industry.  Figures clearly demonstrate that more stringent health and safety regulations have resulted in decreasing the number of fatal and non-fatal injuries, but that doesn’t mean we should become complacent – there are still improvements to be made.

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Construction Training – the Importance of Training for Construction Industry Success

CIF Training 05/04/2018

The construction industry has seen some wide-ranging changes over recent years as the sector has modernised.  Developments in other industries have been making their way into construction, digital and technological progress has meant new developments in materials technology too, and it’s changing the way in which we work in every sector, not just construction.  Whilst traditional construction skills are still a vital part of our industry, the progress in other areas of construction mean that those working in the industry can benefit their careers by keeping up to date with the new developments.

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CIF Core Safety Management Programme Renewal

CIF Training 14/03/2018

For those who work in the field of health and safety, especially health and safety in the workplace, staying up to date with developments within construction safety is a vital part of delivering an effective service, both to employers and the workforce.  Health and safety legislation often changes as we learn from real life incidents in the workplace and making sure your knowledge is current is an essential part of remaining compliant always.  This is the reason that health and safety professionals, especially within the construction industry, are required to regularly update their training with Safety Management Renewal courses for CPD purposes.

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The Benefits of Teamwork in the Workplace

CIF Training 09/03/2018

The benefits of teamwork apply across all industries – some jobs simply cannot be done alone, whilst others will be enhanced by the efforts of more people. Individuals all have their own strengths, their own skills and their own ideas to bring to the table and, when they work together as a team, will create something far more powerful than anything that is turned out by one single person. Just look at the following compelling reasons for promoting teamwork in your organisation

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Construction Industry Environmental Management Training

CIF Training 27/02/2018

Construction activity in the 21st Century is subject to environmental legislation as EU Directives drive significant changes to Irish legislation. The construction sector needs to play their part in collaborating to protect our environments in a rapidly changing world.  Businesses in Ireland must comply with specific European and Irish legislation to lessen their environmental footprint and this includes construction companies.

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Business Management Skills – Too Busy for Training? – Think Again!

CIF Training 16/02/2018

Whatever type of industry you’re in, whether your role is professional, technical or administrative, if you’re expected to be responsible for a department, a team or an activity, then having the right type of business management skills is essential for success.  Managing a business successfully take a wide variety of skills that can take years to acquire on the job, so attending a business management skills course is a fast track to equipping yourself with the knowledge and techniques that can boost your career or your business.

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Assertive Communication Skills for Managers

CIF Training 07/02/2018

Assertiveness is a skill that’s regularly referred to in social and communication skills training. Managers and business owners are regularly being advised that improving their personal and interpersonal skills will benefit their career and/or business. This is because somebody who is assertive is usually able to get their point across without becoming upset and without upsetting others, a vital issue when it comes to managing staff or employees.

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Air Tightness in Construction – Eight Fascinating Facts

CIF Training 05/02/2018

Air Tightness in Construction - Eight Fascinating FactsWhen it comes to building houses and business premises, modern construction practices demand energy efficiency to comply with building & environmental legislation.  The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is the lead Department for the implementation of EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which sets the energy and carbon dioxide emissions requirements for new and existing buildings subject to the Building Regulations.  Air Tightness is a vital issue when it comes to energy performance.

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The Appliance of Compliance

CIF Training 29/01/2018

The Appliance of ComplianceDemonstrating compliance is a vital issue for the construction industry in Ireland. The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (BCAR or SI9) which came into force in March 2014 outline the statutory and regulatory requirements and obligations relating to starting, certifying completing and registering a building. The requirement to demonstrate compliance, while relatively new in Ireland, is standard practice in most northern European countries and is designed to ensure that building work is carried out within regulation standards to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose.

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