Groundforce offers Excavation Safety Workshops in Association with Construction Safety Week

04 Sep

Groundforce has teamed up with Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC) to take part in their Construction Safety Week initiative. The purpose of the Safety Week is to “continue to highlight the issues of health and safety in the Irish construction industry and to drive continual improvement” according to the CSPAC.

The CSPAC go on to say; “Good health and safety depend on co-operation between all parties on a project – from client to designers and contractors – everyone’s safety depends on their co-workers or the person working beside you or above you. The mission for this week is to re-focus on health and safety and it’s a call to action for companies of all sizes to run a safety event this week.”

Safety in construction is central to Groundforce’s business. Being involved in Construction Safety Week enables Groundforce to promote safety and health throughout the sector particularly in the area of excavation support.  Eliminating avoidable accidents and educating the workforce on various shoring options available are key drivers in Groundforce’s commitment to safety.

As part of the Safety Week, which takes place from 21st – 25th October 2019, Groundforce is offering a series of complimentary 1 hour workshops aimed at those working in utilities, construction and civil engineering. The primary course objective is an Appreciation of Excavation Safety and provides delegates with an awareness of working around excavations and managing excavation work including:

•    Understanding legislation
•    Recognising when and why excavation support should be employed
•    Good and bad practices
•    Ground/soil types
•    Risk Assessments, Permits and Temporary Works Designs

Joe Lenihan, Groundforce Ireland General Manager comments; “Safety standards in the Irish Construction sector have taken many positive steps in recent years and this needs to be celebrated. We are delighted to be involved with this year’s Construction Safety week and hope to make a positive contribution in highlighting the often overlooked area of excavation safety.”

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