H&S 2020: Driving a positive health and safety culture in Ireland’s growing construction sector

November 12th, 2019 - Croke Park Stadium

The CIF Health & Safety Summit

November 12
Croke Park, Dublin

The construction industry is on a strong growth trajectory driven by ambitious government targets in house building, infrastructure development and commercial investment. With this increase in activity comes an expanding workforce – new and returning workers will add approximately 100,000 people to the workforce over the next decade. This increased activity brings an increase in occupational risk, so now is the time to reflect on our current health and safety practices so workers can be busy and safe.

The CIF’s Health and Safety Summit was launched last year to support the industry’s awareness of the health and safety of its workforce and to recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health and wellbeing in the sector. We are delighted to host our second annual event, which highlights the importance of investing in your employees’ wellbeing and the benefits in doing so.

With the emphasis on practical application, employee engagement and continuous improvement, our expert speakers and health and safety practitioners will discuss how we can manage the challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace, how to adapt to changing demographics in the workforce, learn how data analysis and new technology can prevent illness and injury and see how investing in staff wellbeing today can help save money in the long term.

Our agenda will include the following topics:

  • Review of 2019, plus strategies and priorities for the challenges ahead in 2020
  • Safety and the leader dimension: YOUR actions matter more than you realise! Inspiring and motivating business leaders to drive positive change
  • Creating a culture of wellbeing and resilience
  • Innovation and performance improvement in health and safety
  • One year on, what does the GDPR mean for the construction industry and accident reporting?
  • What does the future hold for the Health & Safety professional?

This year, we will also host a series of roundtable discussions for delegates with in-depth knowledge and share experiences on practical issues like:

  • Stress management in the construction industry: Effective coping strategies for employees
  • BIM for health and safety: How BIM can empower on-site safety and improve health and safety outcomes
  • Heavy lifting: Preventing heavy lifting injuries and guide to implementing BS1721 code of practice for safe use of cranes
  • Health & safety training for non-English speaking workers
  • Online safety training: The pros and cons
  • Dust management: How to implement effective dust management plans.
Our event welcomes anyone with an interest in health and safety in the construction industry. It’s a must for all professionals with responsibility for managing and organising health and safety in their organisation including, but not limited to:

  • Business owners, directors and senior managers
  • Health and safety leaders
  • Worker representatives

Representatives from:

  • Build and design professionals
  • Contractors and sub-contractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, and universities
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Legal firms.

Companies who have attended past CIF events include these well-known names:

ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Autodesk, Ballymore Properties, Balfour Beatty, BAM Contractors, Bank of Ireland, Beauchamps Solicitors, BP Developments, Byrne Wallace, Canadian Embassy, CapCon Engineering, Cardinal Capital, Castlethorn Construction, Clancy Construction, Cleary and Doyle Construction, Clúid Housing, Collen Construction, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, Dept. Education and Skills, Dept. Housing, Planning and Local Government, DIT, DPS Engineering, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Dublin City Council, Duggan Bros. Ltd, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Engineers Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, ESB Networks, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, Gas Networks Ireland, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, Irish Green Building Council, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Lidl Ireland, Limerick 2030, Mace, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Musgraves, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers.

Testimonials from previous CIF events:

Kate Scully

PJ Hegarty
Excellent forum for networking and safety innovation in construction technology.

Michael Kavanagh

Collen Construction
Very well organised and found it very interesting.

Cyril Mulcahy

Winthrop Engineering and Contracting
Excellent event overall. Very relevant topics discussed.

John Lee

Malachy Walsh & Partners
Very well organised… an excellent variety of speakers who were well informed.

The format encouraged speakers to share their views and knowledge.

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Media from our previous CIF events
A selection of media from our previous CIF events, also held in Croke Park.



Contact Us
This summit is organised by The Construction Industry Federation, The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact us:
Who are the Construction Industry Federation?
CIF is the Irish construction industry’s representative body. All stakeholders recognise the CIF as the voice for construction because each sector and region are represented. CIF is member-led organisation through its 34 member Executive Committee. All members of this committee and other policy-groups are appointed from and by the CIF’s branches and associations. The executive committee directs a team of executives, subject matter experts and support staff in pursuing the objectives of the CIF’s committees, associations and branches. To find out more, click HERE. 
Who are The Sunday Business Post?
A national weekly broadsheet newspaper published across the island of Ireland since 1989. The Sunday Business Post provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, markets, media, marketing and personal finance. For more information visit www.businesspost.ie
Who are iQuest?
iQuest is a leading Irish conference and exhibition company formed in 2001. Their goal is to create superior quality events on the issues that matter most to Irish business and government. For more information visit www.iquest.ie.

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie
The Venue
Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park Conference Centre - Level 4, Hogan Mezzanine

The CIF Health and Safety Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event. The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.


Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park. This is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).


GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977


Tel: (+353) 1 819 2300


Email: info@crokepark.ie


Eircode: D03 P6K7


Croke Park