Covid 19

The Resident Representatives on the Monitoring Committee are seeking a meeting with the Monitoring Committee to discuss the re-opening of the site and the concern this raises for residents and the public safeguards that they want to see put in place before the site reopens.

The Standard Operating Procedures produced by CIF deals with worker welfare and procedures that need to be put into place to enable construction sites re open. There is little or no thought given to the location of sites and the impact the re opening might have on those people living adjacent to the site. Indeed many of the adjustments made in the procedures to ensure worker safety can in fact have a negative impact on the surrounding community, e.g. "the removal of self managed cooking facilities such as kettles and microwave ovens" will force many workers off site to meet their catering requirements.

The NCH site is located in the inner city of Dublin and is surrounded on three sides by local communities and on the 4th side by the largest hospital in the country, St James's, The concerns of residents must be heard and an adequate risk assessment must be undertaken to access the impact of proposed changes have on the wider community prior to the site re opening.

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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Safety and Health Subcommittee, mindful of the best available guidance, nationally and internationally, has developed this document, Construction Sector C-19 Standard Operating Procedures which serves as a guide for the management of COVID-19 on a construction site for the duration of the pandemic.

The actions set out in this document should be implemented in tandem with an amended Construction Stage Health and Safety Plan.

The purpose of this document is to protect workers, their families and the community, whilst also recognising the need to protect livelihoods.

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