Newsletter – June 2023

WE ARE BACK – We are glad to have received your feedback on our newsletter in March this year we were thrilled to hear all the positive comments on it – and so we are back with our 2nd newsletter for 2023 which we hope you will enjoy just as much. We have a lot going on so lets get started.

Best Of Luck In Mozambique, Diane

Message from Diane:
This July I will be travelling to Mozambique with the Cork based voluntary organization SERVE, to assist with construction work, organizing community events and horticultural works. My current role in Kiernan’s will be hugely beneficial as I hope to share my knowledge of health and safety that I have learnt over the past six months with our partners in Young Africa during the construction phase of our project which will hopefully have a significant impact  while also learning from them and further developing my knowledge of the construction industry not only in Ireland but other countries around the world.

SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling the root causes of poverty to achieve justice, equality, and opportunities for all.

As well as committing to work overseas for a month this summer, we as volunteers are required to raise a minimum fundraising target of €3,495, and to participate in SERVE’s pre-departure training. Thanks so much to Kiernan Electrical for kindly helping me by giving me a substantial contribution to assist me to reach my target. And a huge thank you for supporting me not only every day in my role with the company but on my journey to Mozambique.

I am so looking forward to the experience and the opportunity to help the most vulnerable people in the world and will be back in August to continue developing my career with Kiernan’s. I will be proud to wear their logo on my hi-vis while I am out there.

Electrical Benevolent Association Golf Fund Raising Classic

Colm, Evan and John represented Kiernan’s in the Irish Electrical Benevolent Association Golf Fund Raising Classic recently. Founded in 2001, the IEBA has been active in helping many members of the electrical industry, and their families, who have experienced difficulties with, for example, bereavement, depression, terminal illness, accidental death, special treatments, or retraining. The association has and continues to make a real difference in the lives of electrical industry employees and their families. The boys had a great day and the golf wasn’t too bad either.

Happy Birthday Michelle Kingston
From All Of Us At Kiernan Electrical

Our Financial Controller has recently celebrated a very big birthday. We had a little party in the office to mark the occasion and she was well impressed with her little gift from Brown Thomas also.

When did you join Kiernan Engineering?
I joined Kiernan Engineering the 26th February 1992.
What is your role at Kiernans?
I am the Financial Controller.
What would you consider a major change that you have seen throughout your time with Kiernans?
I suppose as technology, innovation and societal advancements have significantly shaped society, so have they shaped the workplace. One of the most significant workplace changes has been the technical transformation to a wireless, paperless and digital workplace. It has been very challenging at times as some people are slow to change, but we will get there I have no doubt.
Describe your role in Kiernans:
I am responsible for preparing a company’s financial reports, which include balance sheets and income statements. I also assist in compliance audits and monitoring internal controls to ensure that everyone does their job correctly. I suppose my job also involves Managing all accounting operations including Billing, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition, I also coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances as well as preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements.
Holidays planned this year?
Montenegro, PSA, Alicante
Favourite Movie?
Dancing with the Wolves
Favourite Food?
Favourite person in the office?
There’s too many to choose from!

Safety Initiative June 2023

We are delighted to announce that the safety prize for our initiative for June will be on each site:


How can you win this prize:

  • Contribute positively to safety on site.
  • Be pro-active regarding safe working practices.
  • Make suggestions to your supervisors on how to improve safety on site.
  • Complete SPA with sufficient detail.
  • Report near misses.

Those who part-take in this initiative will be nominated by their supervisor for the prize and placed in a draw.

Kiernan Electrical delighted to sponsor College Corinthians Academy who were very happy to receive their new sports equipment

Workers Memorial Day 28 April 2023

Kiernan Electrical supported Workers Memorial Day initiative this year by hosting a series of in-house training sessions to raise awareness of the day

What’s been happening on our Merck Millipore site in the last quarter?

Lots of things have been happening on site e.g. Merck Millipore, here’s a taste of some of what went on recently :

BBQ – Merck Millipore hosted a BBQ for all the contractors working on the project. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all, and the weather was AMAZING.

May 2023 Safety Month on Site – for safety month on site all contractors organised various seminars on site with talks, coaching sessions and demonstrations. Kiernan Electrical organised a talk on working at height on week 1 and on week 3 we organised a coaching session on Supervisors / Employees responsibilities in relation to Health and Safety at Work.

Safety Initiative Winners March 2023

Well done Sean Buckley – winner of our Safety Initiative. 

Mark Daly Runner-Up, part of our Scoil Clíonadh Team

Congrats to Robin, Jamie and Donagh on our Irving Site

Lukasz From Kiernan Electrical receives award for his positive approach on site in Pfizers

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