firms and tradespeople have been urged to be aware
of on-site safety to reduce workplace accidents.
The advice comes from the Construction Industry
Federation (CIF) ahead of its Construction Safety
Week next month.
The BESMART awareness campaign commences on
September 12, 2016 and includes week-long
initiatives at construction sites and offices
The aim is to help construction companies establish
a "safety mindset" among employees.
“We’re asking all construction companies and
self-employed involved in the sector to take time
this week to re-emphasis safety on site. The
industry has been very successful in reducing
workplace accidents and safety and health is now the
cornerstone of the reputation of the construction
industry," said CIF director general Tom Parlon.
"We want construction companies to run briefings,
meetings, put up posters, reward schemes and
delivering training to get their employees to think
safety this week and every week."
The CIF said it would continue to work with the HSA
and other members of the Construction Safety
Partnership Advisory Committee to promote safety.
CIF safety committee chairman and director of Walls
Construction, Frank Kelly added: "We want to hear
your safety stories and see how you have instilled a
safety culture in your organisation." Some of the
activities during Construction Safety Week will
include: on-site safety briefings; a social media
campaign and presentation of awards to companies
excelling in safety.