We are delighted to become an official partner with the Construction industry federation (CIF) for Construction Safety Week 2017. We will be working alongside the CIF to help promote health & safety within the construction industry throughout the week, the aim is to create as much awareness as possible.
Construction Safety Week commenced Monday October 23rd and will run until Friday 27th October with Construction companies across the country running hundreds of activities in offices and on sites throughout the five days, focusing on the following daily themes:
- Monday 23rd – Working at Height
- Tuesday 24th – Plant and Machinery
- Wednesday 25th- Dust
- Thursday 26th - Mental Health
- Friday 27th - Driving for Work
Broadcaster Baz Ashmawy of Emmy Award winning TV show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy and his mother Nancy, will feature in this year’s Construction Safety Week videos, which will air on CIF social media channels throughout the week. The aim is to expose each theme as much as possible, which will ultimately lead to raising more awarness & education around safety among workers.
Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF said: “Construction Safety Week allows us to reflect and refocus our efforts on improving health and safety within our industry. The very nature of construction work means that the potential for an accident is always present. Thankfully, our industry has responded to this over the last number of years by placing a major emphasis on safety training and effective safety management procedures. Safety is something that our industry takes very seriously and this week is about celebrating those efforts, while keeping an eye on potential future risks.”
The CIF have done a tremendous job in raising awareness and must be applauded for their actions. Creating awareness has the ability to save many lives and is something we need to keep on improving as time moves on.