In relation to Covid-19, the built environment and construction sector, please see below links to new safe working methods and safety practices and guidelines which have been designed by members of the Construction Industry Council of which Engineers Ireland is a member.  These will be useful for our members working in these sectors when the time comes for businesses and sites to be reopened.

The Construction Industry Federation has supplied the following new operating procedures.  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has produced the following guidance note on restarting of construction activity.

The ACEI has provided the following guidance note in relation to site inspections.

Additionally, the guidance from the HSE and HSA remains of paramount importance. See, for example, the Health and Safety Authority guide here. This provides advice for employers and employees across a range of professions.

On Saturday 9 May, the Government published the national Return to Work Safely Protocol.


NB: The Lab Safety Ireland COVID-19 Safety at Work eLearning Course has been CPD approved by Engineers Ireland and an exclusive discounted rate of €9.95 +VAT (€12.24) is available to individual Engineers Ireland members. Find out more here