John Sisk and Son Ltd

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...

Car Park Safety

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Thomas O'Connell
CategoriesPedestrian safety Traffic management
A 1.2M wide 100mm high berm of 804 aggregate serves two functions on the project car park. These functions are: Providing space for staff and visitors to unload tools and equipment from the boot of their cars. Provides a physical stop block to prevent vehicles reversing into the pedestrian walkway. This provides protection and security to all personnel in the...

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...

Acoustic Screen

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Noise Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours
The Crows Nest Student Accommodation project is located on the western gateway to Cork City. The 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. There is an existing student village accommodation centre adjacent to the site. Prior to commencing works on...

Using Flowers to Improve Signage

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesFirst Impressions standards Initial impressions Signage
Sisk needed to warn approaching vehicles and vulnerable road users that a construction site was ahead. However it was decided that rather than adding to the existing road signage of this mature area of Dublin that a different approach could be taken which would also improve the appearance of the area. The site decided to have a number of sturdy...

Sharing Progress Images against BIM with the Community

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesPublic Regular review Updates
The Fibonacci Square project in central Dublin is a landmark office development in a high profile site. This project has been on-going for nearly two years when the demolition and excavation works are taken into account. This has generated significant local interest in the progress of the project and what it will finally look like. In order to address this...

Protecting a Nesting Bird

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesBirds Wildlife
The project is located in a residential area in the suburbs of Cork City and was closed during the COVID -19 pandemic in line with government requirements. Site management returned to work prior to the workforce to carry out inspections & implement measures to facilitate the returning workers welfare. During inspection of an apartment it was noticed that a bird...

Bicycle Service Station

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Nick Morrissey
CategoriesCycle safety
To further encourage personnel to cycle to work, we installed a bicycle service station, which has a pump and a whole range of tethered tools to repair or service any type of bicycle. The service station also has a bracket on which to place one’s bicycle, to negate the need to bend down. This makes it much easier and safer...