Fire Brigade Safety Demonstration

Three demonstrations were carried out today by the fire brigade relating to “Fire Safety in the Home”. The video above was taken at the Alexion Site demonstration this morning.
It acted a reminder to all of us of the need to practice safety in the home as well as in work, especially at this time of the year and was well received by all who attended.
It was part of a site wide initiative that has been ongoing for the past four weeks, which was organised by all the contractor safety departments.

Suir Engineering Wins Imtech Group HSE Award for 2017

Suir Engineering recently won the Imtech Group Safety Award 2017. Paul Kavanagh, Group CEO, announced the winner at the Annual Imtech Conference last week. Each business was asked to nominate a project or team that had done something to improve HSE in the Business. The criteria stated that the winning entry must be able to demonstrate the following:

Success – e.g. improvement in performance in terms of culture, better engagement, positive feedback from stakeholders, KPI improvement, saving of time or money, fewer injuries etc.
A Better Experience – for employees or sub-contractors or others.
Culture and behaviours – clear evidence of strong HSE cultures and behaviours such as HSE visibility, engagement with people, an open and transparent culture, workplaces that look and feel like Imtech workplaces, delivery of required standards, going over and above, consistently good performance.
An innovative idea – especially one that has been shared widely, inside the Business Unit or with other Businesses in the Group.

Suir’s entry came from the BMS team who developed a safety system for the safe use of hand held power tools, following a number of near misses and incidents on site. Based on these incidents, the schedule pressures and the inherent dangers associated with the number of site personnel Suir Engineering had at any one time (peaking at 170 direct employees plus subcontractors) Suir Engineering site and safety management developed a dedicated system to minimise the associated risks. This system involved the following steps:

SOP’s for every plant and equipment that Suir employees were using on the site ranging from MEWPs, harnesses, drills, grinders, bench drills to knifes and hydraulic cable cutters.
Implementation of the SOPs through twice weekly, hour long, on-site training sessions carried out by each Supervisor and Safety showing their crews how to use each piece of equipment, Including the correct use and associated hazards.
Following each demonstration by supervision, each Suir employee was asked to demonstrate how to use the piece of equipment, the correct PPE to be worn and identify the hazards.
Assessment by Supervision and Safety would then verify safe appropriate use.
Special attention was given to general operatives and apprentices to ensure full understanding of operation and maintaining the plant in addition to tool safety. Given this may have been the first time some of these operatives may have used these devices, it was critical that the operational requirements and hazards were fully understood.

Well done to everyone that was involved in the safety submission and for their dedication in continually seeking out ways to improve our safety standards. In particular a special thanks must go to Dora Kinsella (Safety Officer), Eimear Kneafsey (Safety Officer), Sinead Dowd (Safety Officer), Mark Duffy (Project Manager) and Rob McGauley (Supervisor) and all of the team in BMS.

SOR of the Week Winners – Glanbia Site

picture of two SOR of the Week Winners on the Glanbia Site

Suir Engineering employees are raising the bar in safety on the Glanbia site with two wins in only 6 weeks for SOR Submittals.

In the photograph on the left, Padraig Donovan of Suir Engineering is being presented with a prize for submitting best SOR of the week by Kelvin Lowe of PM Group. Also pictured is Dawn Bolger Suir Site EHS Advisor on the site.

On the right is John Dunne of Suir Engineering receiving his voucher this week for SOR submittals.
Well done to you both.

MSD Brinny – Right First Time Rewards

Suir eng onsite at MSD Brinny project

Having conducted weekly quality walks between Suir and site CMT and emphasis placed on first of kinds approved prior to installation, Suir were able to identify, control and reduce common snags at an early stage in the project.
Tool box talks were conducted with the site team to emphasise the difference between unacceptable poor workmanship and unavoidable snags.
A points system was introduced on the project by Suir to reward an individual on completion of an installation with zero snags recorded.
This has given rise to a snag free culture within Suir’s team on Project Lion- MSD Brinny, helping to achieve mechanical completion with minimal rework’’

Picture features Craig Gartland Suir’s QA/QC Supervisor ,Alan Henebery Suir Construction Manager and the some of the site team collecting their rewards

Suir Engineering Contractor of the month for 3rd Time MSD Brinny

Suir engineering are MSD Brinny contractor of the month 3 months in a row

Fantastic achievement by the Suir Engineering MSD Brinny Project Lion team who recently received Contractor of the Month for the THIRD time for a programme that has only been running for 9 months.  We have now been awarded Contractor of the Month for the months of February, May and September.
PM Group carry out the audits of contractors on site throughout the month and assess them on all aspects of site works from PPE compliance, housekeeping, safety working procedures to SPA Quality, SOR Participation to Site Documentation.
During the past few months Project Lion has transitioned from demolition contract to new build to now commissioning. During these phases Suir Engineering have continued to raise the bar on site and lead the way in site safety.
Well done to the Suir Engineering Site Team – well deserved for all their hard work and effort.

Higher Distinction NISO Award 2017

Some of the suir engineering team receiving the Higher Distinction NISO Award 2017

Suir Engineering were delighted to receive a Higher Distinction Award from The National Irish Safety Organisation last Friday night. This is a great achievement for the company in only our third year entering these awards.

May Contractor of the Month – MSD Brinny

MSD Brinny announced Suir Engineering as their manufacturing partner of the month

Suir Engineering have won contractor of the month for the month of May on the MSD Brinny site in Cork .

Pictured receiving the five €50 vouchers from PM Group Construction Manager Paul O’ Keeffe is Alan Henebery, Suir Engineering Construction Manager accompanied by (left to right )Paul Cahill ,Tommy Moran .The Suir Engineering team have been showing a very pro-active and safety conscious attitude while working on site ,well done to all our team keep up the good work .


Suir Engineering raffled off the five €50 vouchers among the team the winners were

  • Ben Tsai
  • Tommy moloney
  • Joe Lowney
  • Brendan carr
  • Richie doyle



Discover Waterford Hot Air Balloon

Discover Waterford Hot Air Balloon with Suir logo

Suir Engineering are very proud to support Joe Daly and his ballooning team as they compete in various festivals in Ireland and across Europe. The  Discover Waterford Hot Air Balloon is based in Waterford and flies both locally and internationally.