TRADE UNIONS WORKING TO PROTECT THE 
HEALTH OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS 
TRADE UNIONS WORKING TO PROTECT THE 
HEALTH OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS 
WORKER BENEFIT 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORKER BENEFIT 

Workers joining the Construction Workers Pension Scheme can opt to pay an additional weekly contribution of €1.50. Of this €1 is paid into the Construction Workers Health Trust and €0.50 is paid into the Construction Workers Benevolent Fund. 

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HEALTH TRUST 

The Construction Workers Health Trust provides workers with health screening and health awareness information on site during work hours. This is booked by the site health and safety officer. The health screening is carried out by qualified nurses using portable diagnostic equipment and covers 
 
General health and lifestyle 
Blood pressure testing 
Cholesterol testing (finger prick blood test) 
Diabetes testing (finger prick blood test for HbA1c analysis) 
Body Mass Index calculation 
 
 
Test results are provided on the spot and are recorded in a personal Health Booklet given to each worker. Should any referral be needed it will be made to the worker’s local GP. 
Health and safety officer

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS BENEVOLENT FUND 

The Construction Workers Benevolent Fund provides some financial assistance to workers in difficult situations arising from bereavement, serious illness, acute hardship and unforeseen family events that have led to financial stress. It provides a valuable second tier of assistance to the work of the Construction Workers Health Trust where serious health problems are often encountered. 
 
The Construction Workers Benevolent Fund was established in 1986 and has distributed over €10 million in small grants to construction workers in need. Should you require assistance from the Fund please contact us and we will send you out a form. Alternatively you can contact your union: 
 
 
All applications are considered for decision by the Construction Workers Benevolent Fund Board of Trustees. 
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