Construction Safety Week – Safe Driving for Work

Construction Safety Week – Safe Driving for Work

In Ireland over 14,000 road collisions between 2008 and 2011 may have been work related. The figures include as many as 4,672 vans, trucks and buses. A further 9,427 collisions involving private cars could also have been work-related. To minimise your risk: •Adhere to...
Construction Safety Week – Mental Health

Construction Safety Week – Mental Health

“It’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.” Talk – Talk about health issues and in particular mental health. Perhaps one of your friends isn’t feeling great or doesn’t seem himself. Doctor– Don’t...
Construction Safety Week – Silica Dust

Construction Safety Week – Silica Dust

Historically, dust within the construction industry has been an acceptable aspect of particular tasks. This perception has changed hugely over the last 20 years with more and more controls being introduced at the design and construction phases of projects. Mixing,...
Construction Safety Week – Plant & Machinery

Construction Safety Week – Plant & Machinery

After falls, the most common reason for fatal or serious accidents in the construction industry are incidents with mobile plant and equipment. When it is “Man vs. Machine” there is only one winner. Crush hazards causing serious injury or a fatality will...
Construction Safety Week – Working @ Height

Construction Safety Week – Working @ Height

The following video is the story of how a previously safe Mercury employee took a chance with his personal safety… It is never okay to take a chance when working at heights. Work safe – Home safe (No exceptions) Before working at height you must first assess the...