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Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

    Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building, highlighting the importance of improving designers’ knowledge of hazards and

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Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

    Falsework – New BSI Guidance For All Aspects of Temporary Works in Construction

Construction can be a hazardous industry adopting a wide range of activities and personnel, involved in the building, alteration and/or repair of buildings or infrastructure. Construction sites and the methods

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created

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Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

    Ireland’s Major Utilities Launch New Construction Safety Campaign

ESB Networks and Ireland’s other major utilities, Gas Networks Ireland, Irish Water and Eir have joined forces with a new ‘dial before you dig’ campaign that encourages construction workers to

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L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

    L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest

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New BIM Specification For Sharing Health and Safety Info During Construction Projects

    New BIM Specification For Sharing Health and Safety Info During Construction Projects

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a specification for the sharing of health and safety information through a project or asset-life cycle. PAS 1192-6 Specification for collaborative sharing and use

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NSAI Launch New Health and Safety International Standard ISO 45001 in Conjunction With Collen Construction

    NSAI Launch New Health and Safety International Standard ISO 45001 in Conjunction With Collen Construction

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard, ISO 45001, has been published. ISO 45001 will give organisations an internationally recognised occupational health and safety standard to follow. This standard

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Construction Industry Continues to Reduce Fatalities

    Construction Industry Continues to Reduce Fatalities

Ongoing systematic behaviour change in the construction industry has seen fatalities drop by 33% from 9 to 6 throughout 2017. Health and Safety Authority fatality figures for 2017 show an

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HSA publishes 2016 Annual Report

    HSA publishes 2016 Annual Report

The Health and Safety Authority haspublished its 2016 Annual Report outlining major activities, achievements and outcomes over the course of the year. Key highlights include: 10,477 inspections and investigations undertaken

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SIPTU calls for fire risk audit in light of deficiencies in school safety standards

    SIPTU calls for fire risk audit in light of deficiencies in school safety standards

SIPTU full-time and retained firefighter representatives have called for the urgent commencement of a comprehensive fire risk audit of recently built public and residential properties following the discovery of deficiencies

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week approaches

    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week approaches

Ireland’s fifth annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week takes place in Ireland from 26 September to 2 October in this year. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of

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Mace marks 2.75 million accident free hours on Facebook site

    Mace marks 2.75 million accident free hours on Facebook site

From the moment Mace Technology (Ireland) began work on Facebook’s new European Data Centre in Clonee, safety has been a top priority. According to a report on the CIF website,

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HSA construction inspection campaign to focus on occupational health

    HSA construction inspection campaign to focus on occupational health

A Health and Safety Authority (HSA) campaign to reduce occupational health risks in the construction sector has commenced. Inspectors from the HSA will be visiting 250 construction sites, nationwide, over

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Fears raised over stability of buildings built during boom

    Fears raised over stability of buildings built during boom

A Kilkenny member of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Building Inspectors in Ireland (ICWBII) has raised fears that some of the buildings constructed during the Celtic Tiger years

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Improving Health & Safety in the industry

    Improving Health & Safety in the industry

The 28th of April marked the third annual Workers’ Memorial Day in Ireland, a day when the Construction Industry Federation gathers with its partners in Government, the Irish Congress of

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