9:00

Welcome from the Chair

Fergal O’Byrne

Fergal O’Byrne

Head of Business Excellence Certification, NSAI

9:10

Opening remarks

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

Construction Director, Walls Construction and Chair, CIF Safety Committee

The Big Picture

9:20

OPENING ADDRESS: Health and Safety: How far have we come and what is left to do?

Dr. Sharon McGuinness

Dr. Sharon McGuinness

CEO, the Health and Safety Authority and Chair European Chemicals Agency Management Board

9:45

CASE STUDY: Health and Safety at Ireland’s first forest holiday resort

European holiday resort operator Centre Parcs, is building its first Irish park in Longford comprising the construction of 470 lodges and 30 apartments using an innovative modular construction approach. What are the health and safety challenges and lessons learned?

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Project Director, John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd

10:10

Leading better health outcomes: A client’s perspective

Fergus Collins

Fergus Collins

Head of Capital Services, Irish Water

10:35

Q&A with speakers

10:45

Morning Break

11:15

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Reaching transformational health and safety standards

Steve Hails has been a leader on some of the UK͛s largest construction projects including Crossrail and currently at Tideway delivering the Thames Tideway tunnel. Steve discusses not only the long-term financial rewards to business from an investment in health and safety, but how transformation can occur through leadership commitment, collaborative team work and a strong focus on health and wellbeing.

Steve Hails

Steve Hails

Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Tideway, UK

Workplace mental health

11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Preventing mental ill-health

  • Why do workers in the construction industry have higher rates of mental health problems?
  • How can we improve wellbeing in the workplace?
  • Is increased legislation the solution to tackle poor mental health in the workplace?
  • What are the next steps the construction industry needs to take?
Carmen Bryce

Carmen Bryce

Senior Communications Specialist, MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing

 Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch

Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, L&M Keating Ltd.

 Damien Petticrew

Damien Petticrew

Managing Director, CJK Engineering

John Conaghan

John Conaghan

Group Director, Professional Services, Inspire

12:25

2018 Construction Safety Representative Award

Presented by the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC) this award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to improving safety and health on a construction site in the past year.

Award presented by:

Andrew Smith, Building & Allied Trades’ Union (BATU) and Michael McDonagh, Health & Safety Authority (HSA)

12:45

Lunch

1:50

Welcome back from the Chair

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey

Director of Communications and Government Relations, the Construction Industry Federation

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

1:55

Intoxicants and testing – where to from here?

Paul shares his experience of implementing and managing testing for intoxicants in his company which operates in various industry sectors in both Ireland and the UK. He gives an overview of some of their experiences, challenges and the potential pitfalls.

Paul Daly

Paul Daly

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Coffey Group

2:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: Intoxicants testing: Employers’ experience to date – is it a problem?

Our panel discusses the sensitive issue of testing for drugs and alcohol in the workplace:

  • The pros and cons of testing
  • If testing is to be introduced, how is it done?
  • How does this impact on the employment contract?
  • How do you manage the message if you are going to introduce testing?
  • Do we need further regulation in this area or should the construction sector “go it alone” in the absence of regulation
Dr. Sharon McGuinness

Dr. Sharon McGuinness

CEO, the Health and Safety Authority and Chair European Chemicals Agency Management Board

Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly

Senior SHESQ Manager, Murphy Group

Loughlin Deegan

Loughlin Deegan

Partner, Employment Law ByrneWallace

Kay Doyle

Kay Doyle

Strategic Safety Manager, Iarnród Éireann

Safety in the digital age: What does the future hold?

3.00

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: BIM for Health & Safety in construction: Integrating PAS1192-6 into working practices

Ian takes us through PAS1192-6 ‘Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM’ and then explains how Jacobs are integrating the standard into their projects through the application of GI based systems.

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Digital Lead – BIM Services, Jacobs, UK

3:25

CASE STUDY: How health and safety is enhanced using digital construction

Kathy and Paul explain how digital construction is being used on major BAM projects such as Dubai’s iconic Museum of the Future which will open next year. This project has been dubbed the world’s most complex building. They’ll also discuss national projects such as the National Children’s Hospital, Bolands Quay in Dublin and Brewery Quarter in Cork.

Kathy O’Leary

Kathy O’Leary

HSE & CSR Manager, BAM Ireland

Simon Tritschler

Simon Tritschler

Digital Construction Technical Deployment Specialist, BAM Ireland

3:55

Listening, innovating and continuous improvement

Mercury Engineering is proud of its world class safety achievements leading to repeat business with multinationals across the world. The presentation will focus on sharing recent practical actions to further improve EHS performance proactively across the group, which followed detailed statistical analysis and a review of industry trends.

Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor

QEHS Manager, Mercury Engineering

4:20

Q&A with speakers

4:30

Closing remarks and conference close