As a jobs recruitment agency based in Dublin, Trade Hire welcomes that the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland has produced a Safety, Health and Wellbeing Calendar for 2022 to focus on key areas on Irish construction sites for this year.
Quarter 1 of the calendar deals with issues that relate to site safety.
January – puts a focus on Site Safety, including awareness of the hazards of COVID-19, asbestos, respirable crystalline silica dust etc.
February – this month focuses on hazardous chemicals, labelling and containment, welding fumes, emergency protocols etc.
March – Focuses on safe working at height, including selection and use of ladders. According to CIF, every year the greatest contributor to workplace fatalities in construction is working at height with many falls occurring at relatively low height or 3 metres above ground level) and for tasks of short duration.
Quarter 2 deals with issues relating to the health & wellbeing of Irish Construction workers.
April – Puts a focus on mental health and wellbeing of all Irish Construction workers.
May – As summer arrives it is important to look at skin cancer prevention from prolonged exposure while working on Irish construction sites.
June – Issues related to health of Irish construction workers, both physiological and psychological.
Quarter 3 – Look up, look down and around!
July – A look at the hazards associated with excavations and temporary works. This includes the dangers of working near underground or overhead services.
August – Focuses on how to safely work at height on Irish construction sites, including cherry pickers, scaffolding etc.
September – This month look at the safe lifting and loading of building materials om Irish construction sites, including tower cranes.
Quarter 4 – On the road, off the road and onsite
October – a focus on how Irish construction workers can operate safely on live roads – Construction Safety Month 2022.
November – this month the calendar looks at the safe operation of mobile construction plant and machinery such as site dumpers, excavators, rollers etc.
December – deals with winterisation plans for Irish construction companies to include safe driving techniques.
The CIF will produce Toolbox talk materials and video resources that can be used to communicate the details of the Safety, health & Wellbeing Calendar 2022 on it’s website www.cif.ie