Health & Safety





Trespassing & Health and Safety Hazards

To the general public, construction sites are intriguing places but they also pose a safety risk.

There are many reasons why unauthorised persons must not trespass on construction sites.

Entering a construction site, even when there is no active construction taking place, can be extremely dangerous. There may be ditches, culverts, supply lines and other hazards that the general public may not be aware of and which could be unsafe to people unfamiliar with construction sites walking, playing or riding on the site.

Children in particular may be attracted to construction sites due to the presence of machinery and the topography of the land which can appear attractive to playing action and adventure games.

On the M11EJV project there are several areas which pose a risk to trespassers and can in some cases lead to injury as the person involved is not aware of the risks and hazards present.

Construction sites may also include specific areas which are being protected from construction activities because of their cultural or environmental significance. We are taking considerable measures to ensure that any species of plants and animals requiring protection are protected while the site works are taking place. Unauthorized persons could adversely impact on mitigation measures to protect species of plants and wildlife requiring protection.

The public is reminded that the land being developed for the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy project is not open to the public and that trespassers may be charged if found on the land without permission.

There have been many incidents in the past on other sites involving trespassers suffering injury or worse. This is not something we wish to happen to our neighbours and friends during the construction of this road.

For your own safety, remember – construction sites are no trespassing zones.