November 2021

Safety Week at Dublin Port

Well done to our team at Dublin Port who carried out events each day last week for safety week. Thank you to Barry Keatley from TalentPool Virtual, a much sought after Plant & Machinery trainer, who spoke about ‘Machinery & Me’, highlighting the dangers and risks for General Operatives working in close proximity to moving plant. All Operatives were invited to operate a simulator to gain clear understanding of what an Excavator/Dumper Operator can or cannot see. The simulation training provides realism utilising professional hardware together with lift-like movement through a state-of the-art, fully user-adjustable motion base unit offering an all-in-one training solution to minimise emissions, increase efficiency and improve safety

Thank you also to our guest speaker, Joe Meanen, a survivor of the Piper Alpha disaster of July 1988, who recalled the moments before and the decisions he made in the lead up a 175 foot jump into the north Sea, a decision that saved his life. Joe spoke of his fellow workers, the impact on the victims families, and the impact on the lives of the survivors in the aftermath of the disaster.  His story was well received by all and drove home the realisation that a workplace accident not only effects the victims  but those that depend on them. Joe also mentioned the importance of having safe systems of work in place and how important it is to follow them

The site also organised a Sea Rescue Drill on Friday to ensure all staff knew the correct procedures to adopt should such an incident occur. Our thanks to Dublin Port for their assistance