Sand Art Initiative – Are You OK Today

Suir Wellbeing Initiative

The Suir Wellbeing team recently visited Killmurrin Cove in Co. Waterford to create a message in the sand for our work colleagues, family, friends and local community.

The team hit pause and took time out to create a special message in the sand with sand artist, Sean Corcoran recently. The aim of the initiative and message is to encourage more people to take a step back, take in their surroundings, be more aware and take notice of the people around you.

The idea behind the initiative is to ask each other ‘Are you ok?’ and to encourage people to get out and be active for their Mental Health.  David Phelan, Business Development Director at Suir Engineering quoted “We are  aware of the pressures that come with every day life and want our people to feel like they have somewhere to turn. It’s important that we do our best at work but even more important that we do our best at home, turn up for the people who need us the most and enjoy the small things in life that make you feel well and  healthy”.

We believe by encouraging simple actions in everyday life, we can  help our employees to feel good, function well and look out for one another.

Please click here to view our Sand Art video

Suir Engineering – Mental Health First Aiders Introduction

LET'S HAVE A CHAT
MEET YOUR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER'S
CONNECT
MAKE TIME EACH DAY TO CONNECT
BE ACTIVE
BRING ACTIVITY INTO THE EVERY DAY
TAKE NOTICE
BE AWARE OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU AND WHAT YOU ARE FEELING
KEEP LEARNING
TRY SOMETHING NEW.
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Sinead Dowd 

Position: EHS Coordinator

Based: Dublin Head Office

Number: 087 603 5312

Email sdowd@suireng.ie

Daragh Earle 

Position: Regional EHS Manager

Based: Waterford Head Office 

Number: 087 7549126 

Email dearle@suireng.ie

Celine Walsh 

Position: HR Manager

Based: Waterford Head Office 

Number: 087 431 8175

Email cwalsh@suireng.ie

Richard Corcoran 

Position: General Operative

Based: Dub 69

Number: 087 097 0784

Email rcorcoran@suireng.ie

Margaret O’Neill 

Position: Receptionist 

Based: Waterford Head Office 

Number: 086 051 3644

Email: reception@suireng.ie

Shaun Costigan 

Position: Mechanical Estimator

Based: Waterford Head Office

Number: 087 774 8597

Email: scostigan@suireng.ie

Dawn Bolger 

Position: Safety Officer

Based: MSD, Ballydine, Tipperary

Number: 087 644 2734

Email: dbolger@suireng.ie

Leo Doherty

Position: Project Director

Based: Johnson & Johnson, Limerick

Number: 087 652 3183

Email: ldoherty@suireng.ie

Ismay Crowley

Position: Marketing Executive

Based: Waterford Head Office

Number: 087 282 0307

Email: icrowley@suireng.ie

Mary Crotty 

Position: HR Officer 

Based: Waterford Head Office

Number: 087 647 0543

Email:  mcrotty@suireng.ie

Ivor Kelly

Position: Electrician

Based: Intel 

Number: 083 313 5554

Email 

Melissa Gallagher 

Position: Planner

Based: Dub 69

Number: 085 158 9359 

Email: mgallagher@suireng.ie

Billy Kerton

Position: Senior Safety Officer

Based: Ballymacarney Solar Farm 

Number: 087 396 6958

Email: bkerton@suireng.ie

David Phelan 

Position: Business Development Director

Based: Waterford Head Office / Dublin Head Office

Number: 085 276 1665

Email: dphelan@suireng.ie

Chidinma Olorunfemi

Position: EHS Advisor 

Based: Sweden

Number: 087 460 5298

Email: colorunfemi@suireng.ie

David Bourke

Position: EHS Advisor 

Based: Kellystown Substation

Number: 087 642 5697

Email: dbourke@suireng.ie

Eimear Kneafsey 

Position: Safety Officer

Based: Adsil

Number: 087 243 5698

Email: ekneafsey@suireng.ie

Rob O’Neill

Position: Safety Officer

Based: Barranageeragh Substation

Number: 087 174 6902

Email: roneill@suireng.ie

Dora Kinsella 

Position: EHS Regional Lead

Based: Sweden

Number: 087 785 9415

Email: dkinsella@suireng.ie

Sinead Nugent

Position: Financial Controller 

Based: Waterford Head Office

Number: 087 924 9891

Email: snugent@suireng.ie

International Bee Day #DCSFORBEES

International Bee Day..

As part of International Bee Day and our partnership with DCS for Bee’s, we have put together 5 simple steps that you can take to help save the Bees! 

1. GARDEN A LITTLE ON THE WILD SIDE.  

Did you know long grass provides the perfect habitat for wild bumblebee nests? Many of the common wild flowers are happy to grow in it, such as dandelions, clover, celandines, buttercup and primroses, are also valuable sources of food for pollinating insects. Alternatively, consider mowing your lawn less often, or transforming sections of it into a wildflower-rich meadow by sowing seeds of yellow rattle into it in early autumn. This wonderful little wildflower naturally robs fertility from over-vigorous species of grasses, allowing lots of daintier, pollinator-friendly wild grasses and flowers to thrive in their place.

2. GROW PLANTS FOR ALL SEASONS 

Resident pollinating insects need a steady supply of nectar and pollen from the moment they wake up from their winter hibernation in early spring and take wing in search of food. Autumn-flowering plants are equally important, coming at a time when many are preparing once again for hibernation. So by growing a few spring-flowering garden plants such as hellebores, lungwort (Pulmonaria), honesty (Lunaria) and flowering currant (Ribes), and some autumn-flowering species such as dahlias, sedumMichaelmas daisies and joe pye weed (Eupatorium), you’ll be giving them a helping hand. Meanwhile, by growing a few pots of snowdrops and crocuses, or allowing wild ivy to colonise a small patch of your garden, you’re providing food in the lean months of late winter and early spring, when rogue warm days make honeybees take flight and tempt bumblebees out of hibernation.

3. DO YOUR VERY BEST TO AVOID USING GARDEN CHEMICALS.

Especially avoid those containing what are known as neonicotinoids or neonics, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter insecticidal sprays as well as in some pre-treated seed. Similarly, avoid using weedkillers and fungicidal sprays. None of these are good for pollinating insects, or indeed, for humans.

4. CHOOSE SINGLE-FLOWERED PLANTS RATHER THAN THE DOUBLE- FLOWERED KIND. 

If you’re new to gardening, these terms can sound a little bamboozling, but don’t panic. They’re just ways of distinguishing between flowers with relatively few petals (single-flowered) and those with lots and lots of them (double-flowered). Double-flowered aren’t much use to pollinating insects as their profusion of petals makes it very difficult to access the flowers’ nectar and pollen, which they rely on for food. Examples of “open-faced” or single-flowered garden plants include many species-type roses, both the species-type and Bishop-series of Dahlias, and many varieties of cosmos.

Click HERE for a list of SINGLE-FLOWERED plants that Bees love!

5. GROW SOME TREES.  

It can be easy to forget that the nectar and pollen of the flowers of many common garden trees are fantastic sources of food for pollinating insects, especially those that bloom in late winter or spring. Examples include the native hawthornhazel, alder, rowancrab apple, willow, horse chestnutornamental cherry and most fruit trees. The flowers of many common garden shrubs such as berberisforsythia, potentilla, lavender, rosemarymahonia, viburnum and cotoneaster are also excellent sources of food.

Suir Engineering achieve 4.25 Million Accident Free Hours

4.25 Accident Free Hours

We are extremely proud of the Suir Engineering team in Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Limerick on achieving an outstanding 4.25 Million Manhours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) . This milestone is a significant achievement and is testament to the strong focus on health & safety and the commitment and efforts from the Suir Engineering employees and contractors on site.

Suir Engineering receives Performance award at International Victoires Awards

Innovation in the Mission Critical Industry.

Suir Engineering are delighted to announce that we have been crowned the winner of  the Performance award at this year’s International Victoires  Awards. 

Our submission on Implementing the Innovation in the Mission Critical Industry was presented virtually to the judges by Leo Doherty, Gary O’Donnell & David Phelan. 

The project includes delivering innovation to the Data Centre Industry by adopting 3D modelling, quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) digital platforms, offsite fabrication and lean principles.

The implementation of this project has had the benefit of driving continuous improvement, while improving safety, quality, employee job satisfaction and reducing our Carbon footprint. It has also significantly reduced the volume of manhours on site, together with the reduction in manual handling and height activities, while enabling a decrease in site requirements and waste materials to landfill. Resulting in a fantastic 15% increase in recurring revenue from customers in the Mission Critical Sector.

Thank you to the Suir Engineering Technology team for continuously looking at modern methods of construction to ensure we are at the forefront of new technologies.

DC’s For Bees

DC's For Bees - Host in Ireland

Suir Engineering are delighted to take part and support Host in Ireland’s expansion of it’s Dcs For Bees initiative with the launch of the DCs for Bees Pollinator Plan.

The plan is the first of it’s kind for the global Data Centre industry and highlights ways for individuals and businesses to take action in addressing Ireland’s biodiversity plight and to help save Ireland’s declining bee population. This sub initiative aims to bring our industry together in a way that has never been done before.

Suir Engineering and many other companies from this industry are looking to make a difference. This initiative gives us all the opportunity to not only make an individual difference but the tools to educate, advocate, create awareness and take action.  Host In Ireland, Suir Engineering and its data centre industry partners are uniting to make a difference by pledging to deliver on actions to make Ireland more pollinator friendly and ensure the survival of our pollinators for future generations. 

As an Ambassador for DCs for Bees we are committed to creating awareness and taking action through our community, work colleagues, friends and family and to take long term action to making a real difference for future generations. 

As part of Host in Ireland’s “1000 Orchard Challenge” to plant 1,000 orchards in the next planting season, we have donated over 20 Orchard Trees and look forward to getting more involved with the program as it develops further. 

If you would like more information on Dcs For Bees, please click here


Suir Engineering Launches Wellbeing Initiative

Man and a woman wearing high-vis jackets and hard helmets

Suir Wellbeing Launch

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Suir Wellbeing program which officially launched in early February. The aim of the initiative is to get our people connected, feeling strong and positive with simple actions you can do in your everyday life to feel good and function well. 

At Suir Engineering it’s about understanding that we all have mental health to take care of, and like our bodies, our mind sometimes needs encouragement and help from others.

Suir Wellbeing focuses on FIVE main themes including CONNECT, BE ACTIVE TAKE NOTICE, KEEP LEARNING and GIVE while also delivering a strong message to employee’s on our Employee Assistance Program.

We have seen a huge uptake from employee’s and have so far enjoyed  many events including; Wellbeing Webinars from Dr. Mark Rowe on living with vitality, CEO Regina Mangan on women working in construction and we have also organised a successful virtual 5k challenge  for Pieta House.

Our wellbeing committee will continue to deliver important messages and events to the Suir Engineering team while utilising social media and what’s app groups to spread their feel good initiatives.

If you would like to find out more about our program, please visit our dedicated Suir Wellbeing webpage here.