Glenveagh Properties to sponsor Construction Safety Week 2018

Company says safety must be an integral part of work culture

Thursday 18th October 2018.  Leading Irish homebuilder Glenveagh Properties has been confirmed as the prime sponsor of Construction Safety Week 2018.

Glenveagh, which recently marked its first anniversary, said it wanted a ‘safety first approach’ to become an integral part of work culture in the construction sector.

This year Construction Safety Week, an initiative organised by the Construction Industry Federation, runs from the 22nd to the 26th of October.

Stephen Garvey, Chief Operations Officer of Glenveagh Properties said “safety is a cornerstone of our operations at Glenveagh. We’re starting as we mean to go on, instilling a focus on safety amongst our employees in everything we do. We also want to contribute to the creation of a safety culture and the promotion of greater safety awareness in the wider industry. We are delighted to partner with the Construction Industry Federation on this initiative and we are looking forward to taking an active role in the week’s activities”

Glenveagh recently collaborated with the Construction Workers Health Trust to deliver a health screening to all employees on its sites and is committed to continuing a number of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

Every day during Construction Week there will be a daily ‘toolbox talk’ given by a guest speaker on a different aspect of work safety at five of the company’s sites. For example, the topic on the first day is ‘Working safely at height’, while others will include, ‘Positive Mental Health’ and ‘Working safely with hazardous substances’. The company will be actively promoting safety across its social media platforms throughout the week.

The Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon, said Glenveagh Properties support for Construction Safety Week was a demonstration of their commitment to safety.

“As a modern construction company, Glenveagh are leading the way on site safety in the housebuilding sector. It’s essential we have safety champions like them to drive a safety culture through their employees and their supplier network. As housebuilding activity increases this is the only way we can keep fatalities and accidents at the historically low level the industry has worked so hard to achieve.”