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Mercury Engineering staff awarded Safety Certificates

Mercury Engineering staff

Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Certs at Facebook ceremony


Images: Mercury Engineering staff receive SSSP Safety Certs. Frank Matthews, Mercury Engineering. Paul Gaughran, MACE Group. Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF


Construction magazine and constructionnews.ie were present at a special presentation of certificates to Mercury Engineering staff at the new Facebook Data Centre in Clonee. The event was attended by Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Director General, Tom Parlon; representatives from Mercury Engineering; Project Managers, MACE Group; and Robert Butler, CIF Head of Learning & Development, who developed the two-day Site Supervisor Safety Programme (SSSP) to meet the needs of the CIF membership.

Tom Parlon congratulated the team and all concerned on their achievements in regard to safety. On behalf of MACE, Paul Gaughran, Safety Manager, echoed Tom Parlon’s sentiments, as did Frank Mathews, Director of Mercury Engineering, who expressed thanks to all Mercury staff who had attended the course.

“It is a tribute to the staff and management and also to the individuals concerned in that they have bought into the safety culture within Mercury Engineering – they live and breathe that safety culture,” Frank Mathews told Construction magazine.

“The New Site Supervisor Safety Programme which runs over two days has been very well received by a range of companies from main contractors to specialists,” says Robert Butler.

Safety progamme aims

“The programme is aimed at those starting in a supervisory role seeking to obtain a solid foundation in safety which will allow the learner to grow their own specific safety knowledge into the future by attending the next level of programmes provided by CIF – such as the CIF IOSH Managing Safety in Construction or the CIF QQI Level 6 programme. 

“The CIF SSSP Card and Certificate was presented to the Mercury employees who attended the two programmes on-site at Facebook in Clonee Co. Meath.

Developing safety knowledge

“The completion of this programme marks the start in developing safety knowledge to those who have successfully attended the SSSP programme. Safety knowledge is key in continuing to provide zero harm results, achieved to date on this project.

“The broader safety awareness that supervisors have, the more aware they become of the tasks where additional safety resources are required to make the task underway safe.

“Awareness of hazard and risk identification and assessment are crucial in preventing the negative outcomes which lead to incidents which can lead to ill health or on-site incidents requiring medical attention.

“The SSSP programme drives this specific topic to ensure those supervisors attending are more focused in this space, providing better overall results in incident reduction by providing adequate information and supervision.”

Mercury Engineering

Mercury Engineering were also presented with the Contractor of the Month Award by Mace during the presentation, further validating the success of providing safety training to those who can have a direct impact on changing safety ownership leading to positive changes in safety behaviours on site.

First published in Construction Magazine, November December, 2016