John Sisk and Son Ltd

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...

Video Virtual Tour

Published 14 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Lisa Zdravkovic
CategoriesInitiatives Inspections Working methods
The M6 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme, received its first Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor visit on the 10 December. Unfortunately due to coronavirus restrictions it was not permitted for an in person Monitor visit to take place. The Considerate Constructors Scheme advised that the Monitor visit would be virtual via Microsoft Teams, due to the second lockdown and the tier system...

Stimulate Demand for Environmental Product Declarations

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesCertifications Inspections Management policy and planning Supply chain
The Irish Green Building Council are running a campaign to have specifiers of construction products to ask for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and preferred products with an EPD where possible. Sisk are signatories to this commitment and aim to ask for an EPD for all materials and products used on our projects. The aim of the campaign is to have...

Digital Coronavirus Declarations for Site Entry in Ireland

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Posters
In Ireland the construction industry is following the guidance laid out in the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Construction Sector Coronavirus Pandemic Standard Operating Procedures. This requires that all site personnel complete the CIF Online C19 Induction before going to a construction site. The SOP also requires that contractors have all personal attending site complete a self-declaration around any foreign travel...

Cold Weather Warning Beacon

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Injuries Inspections Workforce information
As the weather gets colder and frost is forecast it can create slippery conditions on access routes to workfaces early in the morning. Often operatives access the site before salting is completed and has a chance to take effect. To create awareness of potentially freezing conditions for operatives as they come in the main pedestrian gate a frost alert sign...