Senior Inter firms Football All-Ireland Champions 2018

Senior Interfirms Winning All Ireland Football Team 2018

All Ireland Inter Firms Football Final: Suir Engineering  1-11 Medtronic  2-6

A late penalty proved the turning point in the All Ireland Inter Firms football final in Corofin last night as we denied Medtronic the double by coming from 5 points down at half time to win by 2 points. Congratulations to both the team and management on this wonderful achievement.

Energy Storage Europe Conference 2018 – Dusseldorf Germany

Energy Storage Europe Conference stage 2018

Suir Engineering were delighted to attend the Energy Storage Conference in Dusseldorf during the week. The trade fair welcomed approximately 4,500 visitors from 61 countries with 170 exhibitors . The conferences included the 7th Energy Storage Europe Conference (ESE) of Messe Düsseldorf and the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) of EUROSOLAR e.V..  According to the current estimate of the Energy Storage Association the energy storage industry will grow by around 11% in 2018 and will generate a turnover of approximately EUR 5.1 billion.

Photographed is James Moran, Suir Engineering with  Louis Shaffer, Tom Murphy & Neil Primrose from Eaton

Contractor of the Month 3 in a Row Frascati Shopping Centre

Suir Engineering have been awarded “Contractor of the Month” for the last 3 months (November, December and January) by Collen Construction at Frascati Shopping Centre Redevelopment Project.

The award was passed onto our sub-contractors on each and every occasion as without their hard work, attention to detail & site wide focus on Safety then Suir Engineering would not have won these awards. Our Sub Contractors are our face on the ground and we are judged by their performance. Therefore it is only right that we acknowledge their hard work and commitment to delivering a first class job.

For this reason Eugene O’Loughlin our Project Manager asked young Aaron Keeler ( a second year apprentice) to accept the award for January on Suir Engineering’s behalf as he has excelled during his time on Frascati Shopping Centre.

Photos include:

  •  December “Contractor of the Month” award – Collen Safety Officer – James Fearon presenting Suir Project Manager – Eugene O’Loughlin
  •  January “Contractor of the Month” award – Collen Safety Officer – James Fearon presenting Suir Mechanical Second Year Apprentice – Sub Contractor (Elbrus) – Aaron Keeler
  • Photo 3 – January “Monthly Stand-down”  – Collen Construction – Frascati Shopping Centre Redevelopment

WIT ‘Last Planner System’ Event

Suir engineering supporting the WIT 'Last Planner System' Event

Suir Engineering were delighted to support  the  ‘Last Planner System’ event hosted by WIT. It was a terrific opportunity for us to join WIT School of Engineering faculty and students in their engagement with Professor Glenn Ballard from the University of California at Berkeley (a co-founder of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI USA) and the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), and one of the co-architects of the Last Planner System and Lean Project Delivery System); along with Professor Christine Pasquire from NTU (Founder and Head of the Lean Project Management Research Centre, and core member of LCI UK and the IGLC); and Paul Ebbs from NTU (co-founder of Lean Construction Ireland and now research associate with Professor Pasquire).

It was great to see the engagement and enthusiasm for Lean Construction amongst the 2nd year students from BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering; BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying; and BEng in Civil Engineering, working in groups with us .

Well done to all involved and thanks to Ann Power WIT school of Engineering for the photographs of the day

Contractor of the Month Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

awarded contractor of the Month at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

We are off to a winning start to the year, winning contractor of the month in Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Blanchardstown.

Photographed is Eoin Cahill, Suir Engineering Mechanical Supervisor, receiving the prize on behalf of the Suir Engineering team from Lorna Duffy, Collen Construction.
Well done to all involved

Merry Christmas from Suir Engineering

Merry Christmas from Suir Engineering

A very Happy Christmas everyone. We would like to thank all our friends and colleagues for their support and help in 2017 and we look forward to more of the same in 2018.

Our offices will be closed from 12.30 on Friday 22nd December and will reopen 2nd January 2018.

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.