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08/12/2021

NI Construction Firms Encouraged To Stop For Health & Safety Focus

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Construction firms across Northern Ireland have been urged to take part in this year's health and safety initiative Safety Reboot.

Hosted by the Construction Employer's Federation (CEF), this initiative returns for its second year in January 2022.

The month-long program aims to encourage construction companies to stop work for about 15 minutes, once a week throughout January, to take time to focus on key areas of health and safety.

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Safety Reboot is a great opportunity for NI construction firms to show off the effort they put into health and safety on a daily basis to keep their sites and staff safe. Social media posts highlighting your involvement should be shared through the hashtag #safetyreboot.

Resources on eight topics, developed by the CEF Health and Safety committee last year, are available as they cover key areas of construction health and safety. Question packs and discussion aids on three new topics for 2022 - asbestos, respirable crystalline silica and underground services - have also been developed to increase the scope of the initiative.

The resources should be used to start conversation and interaction between the workforce on issues that they encounter every day on site. Given the ongoing coronavirus circumstances, it is essential that social distancing is observed during any stoppage.

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