Jones Engineering Group accreditation to Safe T Certification

Jones Engineering Group accreditation to Safe T Certification

Jones Engineering Group has achieved accreditation to the Safe T Cert which is promoted by the Construction Industry Federation (C.I.F.) and certified by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (I.O.S.H.).

The certification was awarded to Jones Engineering Group/H.A.O’ Neil Ltd. /Patrick Lynch Ltd. /O’Sheas Electrical and Irish Sprinkler & Fire Protection after a 4 day audit which encompassed the following:

  1. An in-depth audit of the Safety Management System in Waterways House.
  2. Interviews with two Directors, Jim Curley and Pat Mooney.
  3. Site visit to five sites representing jobs at the beginning, midway and end of projects, where audits of the Safety Files and work practices were conducted.

The following Group sites were audited:

  • Conoco Phillips –  O’Sheas Electrical.
  • Intel  –   H. A. O’Neil & Patrick Lynch Electrical.
  • Astellas  –   H. A. O’Neil.
  • Project Edge –   H. A. O’Neil and Irish Sprinkler & Fire Protection.
  • Mater Hospital –   Patrick Lynch Electrical.
Interviews were conducted with the relevant Contract Managers (Richie Moloney (O’Sheas) Robert Irvin (Patrick Lynch), Brendan McAtamney (H. A. O’Neil ) & Ray Greene (Irish Sprinkler Fire Protection), all who were exceptional in their knowledge of the company safety systems.
The site supervisor’s (Joe Geary/Nathan Fitzpatrick/Joe Keogh/Ian Dagg/Tony Gomez/Seamus Fox), EHS Advisors and some of our workforce were also interviewed and must be commended for their efforts.
Jones Engineering Group was awarded three sections:
a) Observations & interviews
b) Documentation
c) Grading.
There is currently 140 companies certified in Safe T Cert scheme to date which can be viewed at http://www.safe-t-cert.ie/cert.htm.
The sites were chosen at random by the independent auditor. He was very impressed with the level of safety knowledge expressed and the commitment of all persons involved to carry it through from the planning level at the workface.
This ultimately proves that the management and staff are fully committed to providing a safe working environment for everybody when we are carrying out work for the company on any project. This certification must be renewed every year after an independent audit and our company must provide evidence that it is continually improving its safety performance.
Every day the group strives to ensure a safe work place for all, but this also requires each one of us to play our part. We must constantly identify where our work could present hazards to ourselves or others and that we have the resources to eliminate or reduce these hazards to an acceptable level.
A huge thank you must go to those named above and all of their teams involved; for their efforts in ensuring a safer workplace and attaining this certification.





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