Just an up-date.
Stockholders are running low on certain members and some mills across Europe have closed while others that are open could close ant any time.
If ordering steel or sheeting, you need to consider asking for money up-front to furnish this as many of your Clients will use this Coronavirus as an excuse not to pay or delay paying you.
Use the reason that your supplier has stopped giving credit.
At this stage it would probably be better if the Government issued a stop on all Manufacturing & Construction, it would give everyone a level playing field, shut the door for a few weeks, the work will still be there on return.
Its like Brexit and its the Uncertainty that is holding things up and stopping progress.
So if a job comes in, ask yourself, can I get the material, can I get the bodies to do it, can I finish it on time and most important of all, will I get paid?
If you need anything or if we can help, we are on the phone.
Government ministers have said construction sites can stay open as long as health guidelines are followed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Strict new restrictions came into force this morning, with more non-essential workplaces being asked to close for now.
However, a number of groups have raised concerns over building sites being allowed to remain open under the new guidelines.
The Unite union has called for the closure of all construction sites.
Labour’s employment spokesperson Ged Nash said building sites involve teams “working in very close quarters for intense periods of time… and there are serious risks involved with that”.
RISE TD Paul Murphy, meanwhile, suggested that the refusal to close all construction sites, factories and call centres means the official advice is “inconsistent”.
Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast this morning, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said the important thing is that all guidelines regarding physical distancing are followed.
He explained: “There are big sites, and there are small sites… there are sites with large numbers of people, and sites with less numbers of people.
He suggested: “What we’re seeing is employers and unions and employees working together, because we’re all in this together.
“We can trust each other, we can help each other… provided we work within the guidelines.”
Minister Flanagan noted that it’s health officials who give the health advice, and then the government introduces the necessary guidelines or regulations in response to that.
UPDATE: The emergency welfare payment for those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus will increase to €350 a week. The State will also pay 70% of employee wages up to €410 per week for businesses who are willing to meet the remainder of their staff’s weekly payment.
More to follow..
Due to concerns of the ongoing Coronavirus, the below mentioned courses / training will be canceled for the month of March.
Hopefully we can reschedule for April/May.
We do apologise for this but it is at the request of Members.
Wed 18th March – 3834 Quality Welding Standards awareness & information day.
Fri 20th March – EN1090 EXC 3&4 Awareness.
W/C 9th March – Intumescent Paint Applications.
W/C 23rd March – Tekla for beginners.
W/C 30th March – Tekla Advanced.
Thanks a million Pat much appreciated great working with ye your team made it as easy as possible 👌
Today we were notified that, after a 3 day intensive audit Stargas www.stargas.ie/welding-gases are now fully certified to the highest standards for the supply of welding and other gases. Their gas is fully compliant for structural steel.
Congratulations to Anthony and his team at Stargas.
Couple of months work in Limerick fitting secondary steel. All works are internal. Crew of 4 would be ideal.
Priced or day rate.
Please let me know if you have available team.
Looking for fitters in Cork to fit 360Tonne of Structural steel. Phased job in 3 lots of roof steel. Main phase starting early April.
Looking for recommendations for safety netting and edge protection?
Job in Co. Meath.