2019 and Beyond – Driving the Construction Health and Safety Agenda

November 12th, 2019 - Croke Park Stadium

The Inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit

November 12
Croke Park


The construction industry is on a strong growth trajectory driven mainly by ambitious government targets in house-building and infrastructure development. With this increase in activity comes an expanding workforce – new and returning workers adding approximately 112,000 people to the workforce over the next decade. This growth will bring an increase in occupational risk, so now is the time to reflect on our current health and safety procedures so workers can be busy and safe.

For decades the industry in Ireland has invested to ensure workers are safe on construction projects. Approximately 90,000 workers complete the Safe Pass Programme every year. However, progress and innovation are constant requirements in an ever-evolving working environment. We can never become complacent. Health and safety should be to the fore when planning every project regardless of its size.

Against the backdrop of this welcome expansion in construction, the CIF is delighted to host our inaugural Health and Safety Summit on November 28th in Croke Park. This event looks ahead to 2019 and beyond and will bring speakers from multiple sectors together to 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:

  • The regulatory viewpoint
  • How employers can improve behavioural safety in construction
  • Making the connection between health and safety and productivity and efficiency
  • Education and training: Are existing programmes fit-for-purpose?
  • A client’s perspective on leading better health outcomes
  • Improving mental health in the industry
  • How digital construction is enhancing health and safety
  • Best practice case studies including iconic projects at home and abroad

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:

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


  • Build and design professionals
  • Contractors, sub-contractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, 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, CooperativeHousing 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:

Arthur Byrne

ESB Networks

Today is my first experience of the CIF Conference, it’s a fantastic event.

Tim Murnane

Punch Consulting Engineers

… I thought it was a really excellent event. The who’s who of the industry was there.

Martin Groome


Great atmosphere, very upbeat, hopefully reflecting future growth.

John O’Shaughnessy


Great discussion on the Irish construction industry…the one takeaway for me for successful projects: COLLABORATION!

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Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

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Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

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 me:

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