CIF Core Safety Management Programme Renewal


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.

September Training Programme Schedule


For your reference CIF Learning & Development Training Programme Schedule for September:


Tuesday, September 13th: 09.00 – 17.00

City & Guilds Site Supervisor Safety Programme

Day 1: Tuesday, September 13th

Day 2: Wednesday, September 14th


Wednesday, September 14th: 09.30 – 16.30

CIF Access to Conservation & Heritage Sites

Day 1: Wednesday, September 14th


Thursday, September 15th: 09.00 – 17.00

City & Guilds Project Supervisor for Construction Stage

Day 1:  Thursday, September 15th

Day 2: Thursday, September 22nd

Day 3: Thursday, September 29th

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.

JULY 22 TOOLBOX TALK – ‘Temporary Works’


Contributor: Sinead Gaines, P.J. Hegarty & Sons

“Temporary Works is an area of construction that workers are not always aware of unless they are directly involved in it. It is important that everyone working on a construction site  understands what Temporary Works is and report any elements of Temporary Work changes or defects to Site Management.”
(Sinead Gaines, EHS Manager, P.J. Hegarty & Sons)

Contributor’s Shared Advice:

Simplest Way to Describe Temporary Works?
Temporary works (TW) are the parts of a construction project that are needed to enable the permanent works (PW) to be built. Usually, the TW are removed after use some examples of
TW include access scaffolds or stairs, props, shoring, excavation support, falsework, and formwork, traffic management, hoarding, site gates and even sometimes the erection of signage can be considered TW.
It is very important that the same degree of care and attention is given to the design and construction of temporary works as for permanent works. As TW may be in place for a short time, there may be a tendency to assume they are less important; this would be an incorrect assumption. Lack of care with regards to design, selection and assembly may result in the risk
of an incident or injury.

August Training Programme Schedule


For your reference August Training Course Schedule


Wednesday, August 3rd: 09.30 – 16.30

IOSH Safety for Construction Managers Programme

Day 1:  Wednesday, August 3rd

Day 2: Wednesday, August 10th

Day 3: Wednesday, August 17th

Day 4: Wednesday, August 24th

Day 5: Wednesday, August 31st


Monday, August 4th: 09.00 – 17.00

City & Guilds Appointed Person’s Lifting Operations Programme

Day 1:  Monday, August 4th

Day 2: Monday, August 11th

Day 3: Monday, August 18th

Contractor Duties Under Safety Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2013


Contractor Duties Under Safety Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2013There are a lot of duties that contractors are responsible for, something that can be overwhelming for many. The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2013 detail the regulations in a way to ensure safety and good health of all workers or others on a construction site. This article will look at the types of duties contractors must be aware of and capable of providing in order to meet the requirement set by law.

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;

July Training Programme Schedule


For your reference July Training Course Schedule

Wednesday, July 13th: 09.00 – 17.00

City & Guilds Project Supervisor for Construction Stage

Day 1:  Wednesday, July 13th

Day 2: Wednesday, July 20th

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27th


Monday, July 18th: 09.00 – 17.00

CIF Working with the Assigned Certifier: A Site Managers Approach

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