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 Friday 2nd August 2019 Tandem ran the latest in a series of ProjectSafety Mornings. The event was run for all contractors working on a construction project at the Alexion biologics manufacturing facility, in Athlone, Co. Roscommon. It was an opportunity to pause and thank contractors for continued levels of engagement with EHS systems and procedures on site.
The morning’s events focused on live services and associated hazards and included a co-ordinated cross-trade health & safety walk down, a health & safety quiz with spot prizes, the monthly EHS prize giving and presentations from members of the project Safety Action Team (SAT). The morning culminated with a full Irish breakfast for all contractors before the bank holiday weekend.
The morning 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 would like to thank all participants in contributing to such a worthwhile and successful event.
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.