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The importance of health and safety in construction

Health and safety in construction is not a matter to be taken lightly. In fact, health and safety needs to be front of mind in every aspect of construction at all times.The construction industry is prone to many hazards and accident potential. Construction materials, tools, machinery and handling techniques all come with their own dangers. The main types of accidents which cause death or serious injury on construction sites include falls, incidents with site vehicles, collapsing materials and contact with overhead power lines.

Most accidents can be avoided by implementing stringent health and safety protocols and ensuring those protocols are constantly maintained. H&S methods will ensure the construction site has good design, good planning and uses tried and tested safety techniques.

There is simply no excuse for slacking or cutting corners when it comes to health and safety in construction. Poorly implemented health and safety techniques, design and management can result in accidents, illness and even death.

To back up the importance of maintaining health and safety standards on building sites in Ireland strict legislation and regulations have been put in place including the 2006 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work regulations.

MMP health and safety for construction

MMP.ie provides expert advice to Irish construction industries on health and safety in engineering and building projects. MMP Health and Safety Ltd. acts as Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) on many different projects and also acts as Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) on certain projects.

MMPH&S also provides assistance and advice on health and safety issues to those with responsibilities for ghost estates and derelict building sites.

Their health and safety projects in Ireland have included:

  • Kildangan Stud Redevelopment – PSDP services, full quantity surveying services and project management services
  • University College Dublin – fit out of over 2,000 square meters of Mater Hospital nursing school and offices
  • Heuston Station Redevelopment – 30,000 square meters redevelopment of iconic Dublin landmark
  • Mount Juliet Estate – H&S services for development of more than 22 luxury houses

For information and advice from MMP.ie on health and safety in construction email info@mmp.ie