TII attaches the greatest importance to the health and safety of all persons employed on TII construction projects, and directly affected by the works.
TII expects all construction work to be carried out in compliance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 and all other current applicable Regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidance.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 are aimed at protecting workers from accidents and ill heath in the construction industry. Under the Regulations and depending on the procurement model established for each project, TII will either retain the roles of Client, Project Supervisor Design Phase (PSDP), Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) or appoint consultants and/or contractors to undertake these roles. To allow TII to discharge its duty as Client in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, consultants/contractors are required to demonstrate their competence and ability to undertake the roles of PSDP, PSCS and Contractor.
TII also carries out safety audits to monitor and check the performance of the contractors working on TII projects. TII will partner closely with all of our consultants and contractors to ensure continuous improvement of health and safety on our construction projects.
Road Construction Safety
Transport Infrastructure Ireland holds the safety of its staff and all those affected by its operations in the highest regard. To this end, the organisation have introduced a number of measures over the past few years to improve the standard of safety within the road construction sector. We strive to get a consistent approach to safety management for our road schemes and the introduction of a site safety inspection programme has enabled us to do this. We now have the ability to benchmark against industry standard, which has allowed us to make improvements in safety standards with our delivery partners.
Construction of Road Schemes Health and Safety Advice Note Manual
This advice manual outlines the expectations of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). It has a series of illustrations showing good practices and not so good practices across the industry. It is designed to be clear and simple and to help drive improvement across all TII sites. These advice notes have been put together based on situations which have been encountered while carrying out the Site Safety Inspections and Temporary Safety Measure Inspections. Safety performance is generally improving across the industry, however, that does not mean we should take our eye off the ball. There needs to be a pre-planning process in place for all tasks, no matter how great or small the risk. Pre-planning will ensure that there is a process in palce to prevent accidents from happening and to keep the standard of safety management at a high level. These advice notes are an excellent communication tool for sharing learnings and good practices that are being utilised on projects across the industry, It is important to note also that by issuing these advice notes, we are not saying that this is the correct and safest way forward but merely an advice that this is the best way we have seen it done during inspections.