At Jones, we recognise the growing awareness around the demand for responsible business behaviour with issues relating to sustainability, ethics and respect for all of our stakeholders. We are extremely passionate about culture, diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and recognise the impacts that they have on both their environment and the society in which they operate.
Lean goes Dutch
How much time have we lost looking for tools, fittings, etc. over the years through untidy and unorganised stores? We have advocated the use of 5S on all our projects to eliminate this waste of time, material and many other resources. The Project Team based at MSD Oss Nederland have taken this completely on board. They have transformed a 40’ container from an empty shell into a fully contained, secure, mobile storage facility which would enhance any construction project. Construction Manager Jim Ryan tells us, “The container is completely fitted out with shelving, lockable cages, chemical storage and also contains a selection of lifting slings, chain blocks, shackles, power tools and welding equipment. It is fully wired for lighting and power outlets and just needs to be connected to a power supply when it arrives on site.” Jim goes on to explain, “this is a great example of how to maximise efficiency during site Set-up. The container can be transported from one project to another without the need to dismantle anything.” Pictured above is Jim’s namesake and no relation he tells us, Jim Ryan (Jim eile), and his assistant Shaun O’Riordan who manage the control of materials and plant on this project.