CIF learning & Development Will Help Overcome the Challenges Facing HR Professionals in the Construction Industry


Implementing and tracking changes in human resource management (HRM) policies presents a challenge in the construction industry due to the large mobile workforce. HRM professionals often need to recruit qualified and experienced construction professionals on a project-specific basis and, with each project being uniquely different, finding the right talent takes both time and effort. By its very nature, the construction industry works to very tight timelines for delivery of projects, having the ability to attract and keep critical skill is an essential part of the business.

Climb the Construction Career Ladder to Success with Business Management Skills


For many employees becoming a manager is a common goal on their construction career path. Business Management Skills can be vital to your success.

While construction workers are typically well versed in the type of hands-on training and practical skills needed on site on a day to day basis, the softer, macro skills necessary for effective management often take a back seat.

When it comes to moving up the career ladder, practical skills need to be combined with these ‘soft’ skills.

Our short programmes covering soft skills have been designed to ensure that those who demonstrate the ambition to further their career prospects, can get the training they need to succeed.

CIF Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)


The construction industry has traditionally been a risky industry in which to work and this is recognised by the amount of health and safety legislation that has been brought into play in a bid to protect workers from injuries in the workplace. There are so many activities on a construction site that pose a potential risk to construction personnel and today we’re going to take a look at Lifting.

Benefits of Prince2 in Construction Project Management


Although PRINCE began as a standard for IT project management, PRINCE2 was developed to be more universally useful. This foundation programme providers learner with a platform to start their Construction Project Management career path.

According to the AXELOS 2016 PRINCE2 report, PRINCE2’s has been widely adopted in the construction industry in Ireland. PRINCE2 is also globally established. The AXELOS report also claims most survey respondents with PRINCE2 qualifications are from the broader European Union member states. Having a globally recognised qualification expands your network and the demand for your services.

Take the Construction Industry Compliance Challenge


The construction industry is one of the riskiest sectors in which to work – this is true in all parts of the world. Here in Ireland we’re lucky enough to have strict health and safety legislation designed to ensure the safety of workers in all industries and this is particularly so in construction.

Moreover, we enjoy a stringent enforcement process with regular inspections of construction sites to ensure that health and safety legislation is complied with – after all, rules and regulations are only effective when they are complied with. In the construction sector, compliance with regulations is essential for building companies and other construction businesses.

Waste Management Training for Construction Industry Managers and Supervisors


The waste from construction project accounts for about a third of all waste produced in Europe so the correct handling of waste is essential, especially the disposal of some of the hazardous waste encountered in construction. The person responsible for all waste disposal on a construction project is the construction manager or site supervisor who need to know exactly what to do with each different type of waste produced during the preparation of the site, the activity during the construction processes and the final clear up at the end of the project.

Land Management Training for Construction Industry Managers and Supervisors


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.

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


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.

Construction Training – the Importance of Training for Construction Industry Success


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.

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.

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