Billings, Brian (2009) “An investigation into the effectiveness of Health and Safety Training in Construction.”. Diploma thesis, National College of Ireland.
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The purpose of this Management Research Report (MRR) is to investigate the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of construction workers in relation to Health and Safety training. This research also seeks to establish if the Health and Safety training, currently provided, equips construction workers with the skills to identify risks in a construction site setting. Health and Safety training in construction consist broadly of two Types.
1. Mandatory training as set out in the Health & Safety at Work Acts 2002 & 2006.
2. Additional training which is provided by employers.
1.There is a mandatory requirement for all persons who carry out work on construction site to have successfully completed Safe Pass. In order to carry out certain tasks e.g. scaffold erection, operate cranes, diggers, fork lift trucks and site dumpers etc. on a construction site, there is a mandatory requirement that the construction worker have successfully completed a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) training course. This CSCS “ticket” certifies then as having the achieved requisite competency and skill to operate the relevant plant and machinery.
2.In addition, other training is provided, by the employer ,to augment the mandatory training with the general objective of either, reducing risk and/or giving construction workers specific skills not covered by the CSCS scheme. This would typically consist of Site Safety Induction Training, which seeks to inform workers when they first enter a new site of any specific risks and activities that they need to be aware of.
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