We have included the following tools and information references to help to protect you, your family and your community whilst allowing you to work safely.
- CIF Covid -19 Online Induction Course
- COVID Tracker App
- Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- CIF – Construction Sector Covid-19 Pandemic SOP (updated 1/12/20)
- NSAI COVID-19 Workplace Protection & Improvement Guide
1. CIF Covid -19 Online Induction Course
The purpose of the Induction course is to ensure that everyone working on a construction project understands how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. When you complete the induction, you will receive a digital card on your phone, confirming that you have successfully completed the programme. You will need this to access a construction site so have this ready.
2. COVID Tracker App
COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ireland.
4. CIF – Construction Sector Covid-19 Pandemic SOP (updated 1/12/20)
The CIF Safety and Health Subcommittee, mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, has developed this document, Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures which serves as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic. The actions set out in this document should be implemented in tandem with an amended Construction Stage Health and Safety Plan. The purpose of this document is to protect workers, their families and the community, whilst also recognising the need to protect livelihoods. The document has been endorsed by the Federation’s Executive Body for implementation.
Simply put, this is the most important document the CIF has distributed to this point in terms of preparing your organisation to operate in the construction industry after restrictions are relaxed.
5. NSAI COVID-19 Workplace Protection & Improvement Guide
This document is intended to consolidate practical guidance that is available at time of writing on how to manage business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses risks to both workers and the public. It draws from many already published documents which are acknowledged in section 8. This guide will assist businesses to implement the mandatory Work Safely Protocol for Employers and Workers which applies to all workplaces right across the economy. Specific sectors may need to introduce additional safeguards.