Thursday, 18th January 2018
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Construction work across Ireland will come to a momentary standstill at midday this coming Monday October 23rd to mark the beginning of Construction Safety Week. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is encouraging all construction workers and companies of all sizes to take part in the national #StandDownForSafety and to share images of the event across social media to raise awareness of the importance of health and safety on and offsite.

Broadcaster Baz Ashmawy of Emmy Award winning TV show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy and his mother Nancy, will feature in this year’s Construction Safety Week videos, which will air on CIF social media channels throughout the week.

Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF said: "Construction Safety Week allows us to reflect and refocus our efforts on improving health and safety within our industry. The very nature of construction work means that the potential for an accident is always present. Thankfully, our industry has responded to this over the last number of years by placing a major emphasis on safety training and effective safety management procedures. Safety is something that our industry takes very seriously and this week is about celebrating those efforts, while keeping an eye on potential future risks."

Construction Safety Week will take place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October, with Construction companies across the country running hundreds of activities in offices and on sites throughout the five days, focusing on the following daily themes:

For more information check out and to learn more about the ways you can get involved visit: http://www.cif.ie/safety-week

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