Our Thrive committee has been busy during Q2, continuing our original activities and setting new goals and initiatives. Pilates classes and the book club have continued, along with our healthy recipe emails which have included seasonal foods and some BBQ ideas, ideal for this time of year.
The Thrive exercise groups are very active, our walking group’s latest challenge is to complete the Wild Atlantic Way, taking it in stages from Donegal to Cork, a distance of 2,600km in total. So far, they have walked over 860km and are ‘virtually’ in Achill, Co. Mayo. Our running and cycling groups are also undertaking their own Wild Atlantic Way distance challenges.
We had a fantastic response to our Children’s Art Competition in May, it was great to see such involvement and imagination from the participants, you can check out all of the entries here!
Thrive have held monthly lunch and learns sessions, in April we welcomed Mags Coughlan, Head Gardener from Ballymaloe House for some gardening tips. In recognition of May as Skin Cancer Awareness month, we hosted Michelle Dolan, Michelle Greenwood and Carmel Blake from the Irish Skin Foundation for a sun awareness and skin cancer prevention talk. To celebrate World Nutrition and Hydration week in June, we asked Marc Murphy, Nutritional Therapist, Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Cork to speak about quality hydration and summertime nutrition.
Tandem ran a host of events over the course of the week
ranging from guest speakers, demonstrations, videos, Q&As, group
discussions to health and safety quizzes and a prize giving.
Key topics covered included; Mental Health and Wellbeing in
Construction, Working Safely with Electricity, Working Safely at Height,
Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations and Working Safely with
Hazardous Substances. Tandem employees, contractors and even clients also got
involved and added their CSW Health & Safety Pledges to the Tandem safety pledge
The week started with a presentation on Mental
Health and Wellbeing in Construction, which included some staggering statistics
on suicide in the Irish Construction Industry and tips on what we can do to
protect our mental heath and how to find support.
Discussions continued all week with Adrian Jones,
Tandem EHS officer, leading the dialogue, and guest presenter, Anthony Flood
from Maor Scaffolding, who had expert advice for working on or around
scaffolding and elevated work platforms.
The week was a great success and allowed us all to stop, think, and put safety first, something Tandem pledges to always do.
Tandem Project Management puts safety first on all design and construction projects. On Wednesday 31st July 2019 Tandem hosted the latest Health & Safety review meeting attended by Directors from each of the contractor companies working on a construction project at the Alexion biologics manufacturing facility, in Ahtlone, Co. Roscommon.
The monthly Directors’ meeting includes a full site health & safety walk down followed by a round table meeting to discuss EHS statistics, trends, incentive schemes, audit and inspection results, developments in site H&S procedures and upcoming events. It also provides a valuable forum for continual improvement, information sharing and collaboration.
The meeting marked over 80,000 hours without a Lost Time Injury on the project. Contractors were commended on their compliance, engagement with and participation in Tandem Project Management Safety Initiatives. Tandem Project Management believes strongly that health and safety should always sit at the top of the agenda.
As part of the Tandem Project Management EHS & Wellness Initiative Mary Carmody of Mary Carmody Nutrition came to Tandem head office to give a nutrition talk and demo. Tandem personnel were treated to an interactive presentation covering the importance of nutrition in our overall health and wellbeing. There were sample smoothies, snacks and plenty of practical, easy tips on how to make nutritious, healthy food and snacks that work well in our busy modern lives. Mary also had her Tanita scales (as seen on Operation Transformation) and offered individual confidential consultations to all Tandem personnel.
Tandem strives to promote the importance of health & wellbeing both at work and in the daily lives of its personnel. Thank to you to Mary and Tandem personnel for participating in the latest EHS & Wellness event.
Tandem Project Management puts safety first on all design and construction projects. On Friday 31st May 2019 Tandem ran a Safety Morning for all contractors working on a construction project at the Alexion biologics manufacturing facility, in Athlone, Co. Roscommon.
The event included co-ordinated cross-trade health & safety walk downs, guest Health & Safety key note speaker James Gorry, a Tandem Project Management Safety Prize giving, and interactive presentations from the Client, the Tandem Project Management Construction Management Team, EHS and the Tandem established project Safety Action Team (SAT; a cross functional safety team empowered to deal with all safety issues and safety queries on site regardless of which contractors are involved) covering a wide range of topics.
The event marked over 50,000 hours without a Lost Time Injury on the project. Contractors were commended on their compliance, engagement with and participation in Tandem Project Management Safety Initiatives. Over 1000 Safety Observation Reports have been submitted by contractors since the beginning of the project, testament to the emphasis placed by Tandem on safety and continual improvement. Tandem Project Management would like to thank all participants in contributing to such a worthwhile and successful event.