In 2001, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) introduced compulsory Safe Pass Training for all construction related workers in Ireland. The rate of construction fatalities and injury rates have both improved greatly in the intervening period. These figures are based on figures from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) annual reports.
With reference to construction industry injuries. In 2012 the injury rate was 32.3 per 1,000 workers in Construction. This compared to a rate of 39.8 per 1,000 construction workers in 2003. An improvement of almost 20%
The saving in life and in serious life impacting injuries has been really enormous in the intervening 9 year period. Many families have been saved the loss of a loved one or the debilitating injuries and mental impact to the family breadwinner.
The question as to why this improvement has occurred has probably several answers:
The Chris Mee Group trained over 13,000 people last year including a large proportion of construction workers in FÁS Approved Safe Pass Training Courses. These courses took place in Dublin, Cork and numerous other centres nationwide. Courses are available at convenient locations and are vetted and approved by FÁS Dublin and FÁS Cork offices.
For more information contact the Chris Mee Group at www.cmse.ie or Tel: 1850 315 415.