Newsletter – September 2022
Welcome to our latest newsletter, our third this year, all of which we hope have helped to keep you updated on our latest news. We hope you have enjoyed the summer months and maybe have managed to enjoy the sunshine. Here’s what Kiernan Engineering have been up to during our 3rd quarter.
Welcome Robert O'Leary to our Safety Team
Robert Joined our Safety Team on the 1st of July, and on behalf of our entire team, we are excited he is here, and we are confident that with his experience, he will be a fantastic addition. Welcome aboard!
Here’s what Robert had to say:
“I am thrilled for the opportunity and look forward to the road ahead with Kiernan’s”.
Kiernan Engineering Supporting Shine Centre for Autism
We were delighted to donate a contribution to the Shine Centre for Autism in June. Shine Centre for Autism is a fantastic association that provide services and programmes to children and adolescents with autism and their families across Cork city and county.
We wanted to contribute to help them continue to provide these vital services in these most difficult and challenging times. Their services are provided free of charge, and this is why we were more than happy to help out.
Rob Boyle Mental Health First Aider
Rob is one of our safety advisors and has recently completed a Mental Health First Aiders Training Programme, making Rob our first Mental Health First Aider in Kiernan Engineering, here is what Rob had to say about the training:
“As you know, it’s something I’m very interested in. This year, I’ve taken big steps to improve mental health awareness within Kiernan Electrical with huge support from my manager, Lilianne. I signed up for the course not knowing what to expect but we were given a good insight into what signs to look out for, the different factors that may affect mental health, and how to approach and talk to someone who may be struggling or in crisis mode.
It was definitely a good start for anyone looking to gain more knowledge regarding poor mental health, and I would recommend it to anyone in a higher position and responsible for looking after employees. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and felt it was very beneficial. Please do not hesitate to contact me should any staff member wish to discuss an issue or require guidance”.
Promoting Positive Mental Health
Mental Health and well-being are now critical to the construction industry’s safety culture. As a company, we at Kiernan Engineering must ensure that we are equipped to help support and promote our employees’ mental health and well-being.
In an effort to be instrumental in shaping a safe culture with our employees, we are running a series of coaching sessions based on promoting Mental Health Awareness. These coaching sessions are proving to be very successful, and our employees are embracing the information they receive from them. During the sessions, we are promoting the Lighthouse Club (construction industry charity). Each employee receives a card (which fits into their wallets) with a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline number, free to contact at any time. The cost of mental health issues in the workforce is high regarding days lost at work, health and safety implications, etc. Our objective is to transform our industry into a positive platform shaping citizens’ wellness. Here are some of our employees attending a recent training session.
Race Night With Kiernan Engineering Staff
A great night was had by all on 22nd of July at Mallow Racecourse. There were many winners on the night and plenty of us not so lucky also. We are certainly looking forward to the next Kiernan Engineering outing.
Welcome on board…
Prasobh is the latest addition to our Engineering Department
“I am delighted to start with Kiernan Engineering, I am looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and challenging myself with the work ahead”
“I am excited to announce that I have taken on a new role as Project Manager within Kiernan Engineering, Looking forward to what looks to be a very busy and challenging venture”
Kiernan Employees Unwind after Work
Some of our employees have come up with a perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s work by organising 7 a side soccer games in Blackpool every Friday.
Kiernan Engineering were happy to contribute by sponsoring bibs and soccer balls to the lads.
Kiernan Engineering Apprenticeship Programme
Kiernan Engineering is a leading recruiter of Electrical and E&I Apprentices in Ireland. Our apprenticeship training leads to our skilled trade and craft professionals being a critical element of our workforce across the country. Currently, we have approximately 72 apprentices. We aim to ensure that our apprentices receive excellent technical training, practical work challenges, coaching, and personal development throughout their Apprenticeship.
Congratulations to our latest group of apprentices who have recently joined our team and are currently completing our pre-apprentice programme.
Welcome on Board!
To all our staff celebrating their special day during our 3rd quarter of 2022
- Karl Bell
- Paudie Hayes
- Greg Cahill
- Richard Browne
- James Hannigan
- Jamie Hegarty
- Jamie Kelleher
- Alan Murphy
- Ronan Fitzgerald
- Pierce Murphy
- Joe McGregor
- Finbarr O’Regan
- Kieran Moynihan
- Evan Browne
- Ger Nieuwenhuizen
- Tom Kelly-Murphy
- Ray McCarthy
- John Leahy
- David Murray
- Kieran Curtin
- James Hoey
- Paul Kenneally
- Darren O’Hea
- Robin Ward
- Dave Kelleher
- Doru Bistriceanu
- Colm O’Regan
- Mark Forde
Well Done James & Jamie
Congratulations to James and Jamie, who recently completed their SOLAS Phase 2 with excellent results; there were distinctions all over the place!
Their achievements while at college and indeed since returning to the site are not going un-noticed in Kiernan Engineering, and both lads should be exceptionally proud of this great accomplishment.
Carrigaline Golf Classic
“Kiernan Engineering entered a team into Carrigaline GAA’s yearly Golf Classic. The Kiernan team finished 1st on the 12th hole for the ‘Closest to the Pin’ competition.”
Well done Evan, Colm and Ian
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