Bringing Safety Back | CIF Health & Safety Summit, November 28

The CIF will bring safety on construction sites to the fore at its inaugural Health & Safety Summit this November 28.

The Construction Sector in Ireland continually strives to ensure the health and safety of construction workers on its sites.  Approximately 90,000 workers complete the Safe Pass Programme every year. However, progress and innovation are constant requirements in an ever-evolving working environment. The Industry can never become complacent. Health and safety should be to the fore when planning every project regardless of its size.

Currently, the construction industry is on a strong growth trajectory driven mainly by ambitious government targets in house-building and infrastructure development. With this increase in activity comes an expanding workforce which brings an increase in occupational risk. Against the backdrop of this welcome expansion in construction, the CIF is delighted to host its inaugural Health and Safety Summit on November 28th in Croke Park.

This summit will reflect on our current health and safety procedures so workers can be busy and safe and looks ahead to 2019 and beyond. It will bring speakers from multiple sectors together to discuss how we can manage the challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace, how to adapt to changing demographics in the workforce, learn how data analysis and new technology can prevent illness and injury and see how investing in staff well-being today can help save money in the long term.

Irish building magazine is delighted to be a media partner for the event and will provide updates in the run up to the event and highlights from the conference on our social media platforms.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Paul O’Toole, CEO, Solas
• Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Tideway, UK
• Dr. Sharon McGuinness, CEO, the Health and Safety Authority and Chair, European Chemicals Agency Management Board
• Brian Kennedy, Project Director, John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd
• Paul Brennan, Head of Digital Construction, BAM Ireland
• Michael O’Connor, QEHS Manager, Mercury Engineering
• Dr. Mary Moloney, Chartered Engineer and Lecturer & Researcher, Cork Institute of Technology

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