Building a safer world: Jacobs event to tackle construction risks

Ib Jacobs Safety

Professional services firm Jacobs yesterday brought together stakeholders from across the construction supply chain for its inaugural Safety Symposium at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10pc, the event emphasised how a sustainable safety culture is critical to keeping people safe.

The symposium featured presentations and panel discussions from leading experts including Health and Safety Authority CEO Dr Sharon McGuinness, Jacobs global head of safety Catriona Schmolke, and culture manager Europe Tom Parsons who plays GAA for Mayo.

"Construction workplace deaths more than doubled last year from five to 12, and there really is no room for complacency," said Dr McGuinness.


This article was first seen on