Construction Safety Partnership (Ireland)
Foreword by Chairman of the Construction Safety Partnership (CSP)
The CSP Programme of Work for 2013 focuses on a number of key issues including Design and Procurement, Small Contractors and Domestic Clients, Worker Engagement, Management Systems and Safety Training and Certification.
The programme has been drafted following consultation with the main players representing all aspects of construction and so including employers, workers, Government, including the HSA and relevant professional bodies.
The CSP, which is an alliance of the lead organisations involved in the construction industry, depends mainly on the input and resources of the member organisation to support its initiatives. The members meet in plenary session four times each year to consider emerging developments, agree strategy and plans and monitor progress. The CSP Core Management Group (CIF, ICTU, HSA and the Chairman) and the secretariat (HSA) provide the operational support.
I am particularly proud of the contribution of members through Working Groups established to progress each of our main goals. I am pleased to report that this will continue in 2013.
At a time when new challenges are emerging and safety in construction needs sustained support, it is disappointing that access to minimal funding for CSP initiatives has been diminished. This is indicative of the times we are in and we can appreciate the need to cut costs. However, unless newsources of funding can be found, the influence, the contribution and the future of CSP beyond 2013 may be in question. We must work to change this.
We have seen great improvements in the past decade. We must work to ensure that safety does not decline in recession and in the anticipated recovery over the coming decade.
The members of the CSP are fully committed to addressing the targeted actions in the Programme of Work 2013 and in continuing to be the principal group for consultation, consensus building and representation on matters relating to Construction safety and health.
I am very happy to present a comprehensive programme of initiatives and to continue to approach construction safety in an inclusive manner. I wish all those involved a successful year.
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Members of the Construction Safety Partnership
- Peter McCabe - CSP Chairperson / Coordinator
- Construction Industry Federation (CIF)
- Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
- Department of Finance
- Engineers Ireland (EI)
- Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
- Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
- Local Government Management Services Board (LGMSB)
- The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
- Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS)
- National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO)
- Association of Consulting Engineers Ireland (ACEI)
- Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)