Construction Safety Week 2021

#CIFSafety21 celebrates best practice and reinforces the importance of safety, health and overall wellbeing in work and in life.

Construction Safety Week Daily Themes

Monday 25

Tuesday 26

Wednesday 27

Thursday 28

Friday 29

PJ Personnel is proud to be a Partner for this years Construction Safety Week.  The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and all members of the construction industry is paramount. 

Construction Safety Week runs from October 25-29, 2021.  It is an initiative of the CIF safety and health subcommittee, in conjunction with the event sponsors. and aims to eliminate accidents at work and to drive continual improvement in safety and health performance.

Health & Safety on Site


It goes without saying that health and safety on construction sites is of paramount importance. While we are aware of the dangers, accidents do happen. The team at PJ Personnel has produced a handy newsletter with health and safety site tips specifically around safely securing telescopic handler loads and avoiding slips, trips and falls on site. 

Securing Loads on Teleporters

Always Inspect Teleporter Before Use

Conduct daily visual and functional inspections before working and only start if the machine is in good condition.

Pay Attention When Loading The Teleporter

Always make sure the load does not exceed the max weight. Excessively heavy loads can cause the telehandler to tilt. Most are equipped with a safety system, preventing lifting of loads heavier than allowed.  The max weight of the telehandler is stated in the user manual.

Pay Attention When Driving

Don’t get distracted while driving. Make sure the view of route is always optimal. If you are unable to look more than 2m beyond your load, it’s recommended to drive backwards. Also do this when carrying unstable loads/pallets that can slide off forks. Ask for assistance when needed or unsure of load. 

Combating Covid-19 in Construction

Professor Pete Lunn of the ESRI shared behavioral insights on COVID-19 with the Construction Industry Federation. The focus for the industry now is to reduce the likelihood of ‘importing’ Covid-19 onto sites and minimising any spread when it does inevitably arise.

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CIF C-19 induction programme

PJ Personnel Recruitment Agency CIF Online COVID-19 Induction

The CIF C-19 induction programme is designed to protect you, your family and your community whilst allowing you to work safely. Its purpose is to ensure that everyone working on a construction project understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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