The Schedule for Construction Safety Week 2019

Monday 21st Mental Health & wellbeing in Construction
Tuesday 22nd Working Safely with Electricity
Wednesday 23rd Working Safely at Height
Thursday 24th Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations
Friday 25th Working Safely with Hazardous Substances

 

More information can be found on https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/

Monday 21st

Mental Health & Wellbeing 

workplace stress and the consequential negative effects on a worker’s mental health is increasingly of serious concern for employers. In accordance with EU legislation, employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and shall ensure such risks are considered in workplace risk assessments. The workplace is a particularly influential environment, given the large amount of time people spend at work and in the company of their work colleagues.

More information can be found at https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/

Tuesday 22nd

Working Safely with Electricity

Contractors are responsible for managing the risks associated with work near overhead electricity wires and underground cables. For example, if planning work near overhead electricity wires, contact ESB Networks in advance so that the necessary safety precautions can be evaluated. Avoid construction activity within 10 metres of live overhead electricity lines and any activities that may result in a reduction in the safe line to ground clearance.

More information can be found at https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/

Tuesday  22nd

Working Safely with Electricity

The MTM Europe site team at the Working Safely with Electricity talk as part of CIF Construction Safety Week 2019.

Wednesday  23rd

Working Safely at Height

Working at height is one of the recurring cause of fatalities and serious injury in Ireland. A review of construction-related fatal accidents, as undertaken by the HSA for years 1989 to 2016, identified falling from height as the single most common cause of fatal accidents. More information on this topic can be found at https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/

Wednesday  23rd

Working Safely at Height

MTM Team on site in Europe at the Working Safely at Height toolbox talk as part of CIF Construction Safety Week.

Thursday  24th

Vehicle Risk

& Safety in Lifting Operations

The hazards and associated liabilities with employees driving for work poses many issues, which is exacerbated through speeding or a loss of attention caused by driver distraction, fatigue or other influence (for example, intoxicant use). 

More information on this topic can be found at:

https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/

Friday  25th

Working Safely

with Hazardous Substances

Many workers are exposed to hazardous substances whilst at work. If uncontrolled, these substances may potentially impact on a worker’s health and contribute to either acute or long-term health problems (e.g. skin irritation, respiratory diseases and cancer) or safety risks in the form of a chemical reaction, fire, explosion or suffocation.

More information on this topic can be found at:

https://cif.ie/safety-week/schedule/