John Sisk and Son Ltd

Motorised Skates

Published 13 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesWorker fatigue Working methods
Remote control motorised skates were used on this site to move a 6 tonne generator through the building site with ramp and low headroom. This removed the need for manual handling in a confined space. The skates can be operated using remote control which allowed control from a safe distance.

Certified Water Stewardship Training

Published 13 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesCertifications Reduce Water saving measures
Certified Water Stewardship training through Irish Water and the Lean & Green Skillnet was undertaken by the environmental champion for this project. This training and education allows the champion to: Identify the high water use across the site and develop an action plan to reduce the overall water use and make the use of water on site more efficient. Help...

Temporary Lift Shaft Doors

Published 13 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Protected and controlled access
Temporary lift shaft doors are installed after completion of the RC shaft to ensure that lift engineers and contractors on the landing are safe at all times. The doors on the upper floors can only be opened from the inside. The lift installer can complete the lift installation and temporary doors are removed once the lift door is installed. These...

Off Site Prefabricated Reinforcement

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Philip Kissane
CategoriesOffsite construction Prefabrication
On this project they have designed and fabricated off site reinforcement sections for the super flat specialised concrete ground floor slabs of a warehouse. This system consists of a prefabricated roll out bottom matt of reinforcement along with prefabricated top matt sections complete with u-bars around the edges and highchairs attached ready to be installed onto the roll out bottom...

Emergency Response Team Drill Training

Published 2 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesA&E Drills Emergency procedures
On this project the emergency response site team carried out drill training on confined space rescue and rescue from height using a man basket. This practical drill response training was supervised by the contractors in house EHS training manager who gave feedback and advice on the drills. This was a good training exercise for the team to have practical experience...

Security Operative Trained in Signing, Lighting and Guarding

Published 26 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesPublic diversions Traffic management arrangements
This site is located in a business park that has busy tram station located directly adjacent. The site team decided that the security operative that was located in cabin at the main gate on this busy route should be trained in signing, lighting and guarding (SLG) so as too have a better understanding of management of public and site traffic...

Outdoor Heaters with Sensor Activation

Published 26 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Adam Craig
CategoriesCanteen Occupational health risks Recreation Rest
When sites in Ireland returned to work after the lockdown, there was a need to create eating and breakout areas where the site operatives could be socially distant from each other. This site created an outdoor space within the site compound to facilitate this. The site also installed heaters within the shelter to keep operatives warm during the colder months....

Solar Powered Time Lapse Cameras

Published 19 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Philip Kissane
CategoriesEnergy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Working methods and equipment
On this project they have installed time lapse cameras to capture the construction work as it progresses. These cameras of which there are two have been setup to be operational with the use of solar powered panels, which was very useful as the location of the cameras were in remote locations on the site and avoided the need to install...

Gate Screens

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Seán Bennett
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance Initial impressions
On their project they fitted black netting at gates on the perimeter hoarding. The purpose of this is to mitigate distractions to the public whilst walking past the project. If they would like to view what they are doing they can by stopping fully and then can focus on the tasks taking place. They feel this is helpful because previously...

Anti Fog Safety Glasses Supplied to the Workforce

Published 5 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Niall Smith
This contractor have noticed that the necessity to wear coronavirus related face masks has led to issues with compulsory safety glasses fogging up. To rectify this the contractor have provided at no cost to the workers, antifogging safety glasses allowing them to wear the correct PPE.

No Butts Campaign

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Emer Brennan
CategoriesCleaning regime Litter
On  this project, two Trinity college students approached the site in relation to the recycling of cigarette butts. The students had a plan in relation to the reuse of cigarette butts and have developed the ‘No butts campaign’. The students provided bins called stashtrays for use in the smoking area on site where workers now dispose of butts in the...

Solar Powered Pedestrian Beacons with iBeacon Technology

Published 20 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Philip Kissane
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Driver information Efficient energy use Energy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Footpaths and diversions Protected and controlled access Roads Traffic marshal
On this project as part of the refurbishment works to be carried out on the Admin building, the company’s operations staff and management had to be relocated to temporary accommodation to facilitate the work. In line with relocating their operations staff and management a traffic management plan was implemented to provide safe access and egress to and from the temporary...

Window Glazing Robots to Minimise Manual Handling

Published 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Sarah-Jane Davies
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
To install windows on this project they have been using Winlet glazing robots to minimise the manual handling involved by the operatives. The robots provide remote controlled lifting and weigh just 1800kgs with full counterweights, and can be used to operate across low load bearing floors. The machines use powerful vacuum lifters to hold glass and other loads safely. The...

Care Leavers Covenant

Published 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Sarah-Jane Davies
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Cooperation Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Public
As part of their ongoing community engagement on the project, they have signed up to the Care Leavers Covenant. After exploring the great work they do to support young people who leave care, they decided to commit to offer work experience and opportunities on the project in South West London. The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or...

Hydrostatic Sprayer

Published 26 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks
This project consists of the construction of student apartments housed in 4 blocks ranging from 7 to 9 floors in height with a construction programme of 20 months. Whilst reviewing the coronavirus site preventative measures, they engaged with their cleaning contractor to investigate available products and solutions which could improve their sanitising procedures. When researching they discovered a hydrostatic sprayer...