18.10.2021 / Main Category

Practical Ergonomics Risk Assessment in Construction

The Health and Safety Authority in conjunction with the Construction Industry Federation and the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society are hosting a webinar this Wednesday, October 20th, on practical ergonomics risk assessment tools tailored for those working in construction.

Our Group Health & Safety Manager, Emmet Hynes, will be one of the webinar speakers showcasing our procedures on eliminating manual handling from Stone Cladding installations. This Ergonomic Good Practice Case Study demonstrates our practical approach to risk assessment and problem solving through worker consultation and consequently reducing worker injury and fatigue significantly and is available on the HSA website.

Emmet speaks about moving away from the traditional methods and exploring new systems of installing stone cladding in the workplace. The Lifter/Grab system has been introduced and this new system eliminates the potential risk of injury and proves to be a more effective solution to risk exposure.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the importance of new innovative solutions and the dangers of musculoskeletal disorders in the Construction Sector.

Register to hear our Group Health & Safety Manager speak about these procedures.  The Webinar takes place this Wednesday October 20th, 2021 11:00 – 12:45, so book your place today!