Valerie Foster, Author at Chris Mee Group | CMSE
8
Jan

Lowest number of workplace fatalities on HSA records for 2018 

New figures issued by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), reveal a 23% drop in work-related deaths in Ireland in 2018.

A total of 37 people were killed in accidents at work in 2018 compared to 48 fatalities in 2017. This number represents the lowest number since HSA records began in 1989, with a rate of 1.6 deaths per 100,000 low-paid workers, a reduction of 75% on 1991 figures.

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Though the sector that employs just 6% of the workforce, Agriculture constituted 41% of total workplace fatalities for 2018. For the 9th year running agriculture had the highest number of work related fatalities in 2018 with 15 deaths. This is a 40% reduction on the 2017 figure of 25 fatalities.

  • With five fatalities reported, Dublin had the highest number of fatalities in the past year
  • Cork, Galway, and Mayo each had four people die in work-related deaths.
  • Construction  had five deaths – Down from six in 2017
  • Transport, had five deaths – Down from six in 2017

Dr Sharon McGuinness, chief executive officer of the HSA said, “Due to the efforts of employers, employees and key stakeholders, there has been a huge improvement in health and safety standards…” “However, with 37 people losing their lives in work related activity in 2018 there is clearly still more to be done”.

McGuinness went on to state that while employers are facing challenges such as Brexit and a skills shortage in certain sectors, it was important to prioritise the health and safety of workers, adding that safe employees were “the backbone of any successful enterprise”.

For a more detailed breakdown please visit hsa.ie

 

We at Chris Mee Group are industry leaders in the areas of Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) and Observational Based Safety programmes.

Take a look through to our Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) information pages to find out more about how BBS systems can help you to reduce accidents.

19
Dec

New Year – New Career

  • Eat more healthily – NOPE
  • Drink less alcohol – NOPE
  • Learn new hobby – NOPE
  • Find a career that you love! This is one resolution that we can help you with!

 

 

This January, let CMSE Recruitment help you tick off that New Years resolution that’s been hanging around for a little too long!

 

Follow our guide to kick-start your new career.

 

Set Goals!

What elements of your job make you happy? What you want to achieve? Where do you want to be?

Draw up a list of companies and organisations you would like to work for. Looking for a role in an SME? Or maybe a large multinational? GSK, Novartis, Henkel, Topaz?  CMSE Recruitment work with them all!

Not sure about where you want to be? Fill in the form at the bottom of this page or Call us now at 1850 31 415 to arrange a meeting with one of the CMSE Recruitment team.

 

Get your CV ready for its close up.

In today’s labour market, competition for roles is fierce. Spend time crafting your CV so that it creates an impact and helps differentiate you from the rest of the candidates. Review our article on How to write a CV that will give you the winning edge

 

Update & Engage!

Update your LinkedIn account, add your new skills, qualifications & Roles and then keep it active! Join & interact with the people and groups that align with where you want to be.

Follow Chris Mee Group on LinkedIn for Job Vacancy updates 

 

Preparation is Key!

For many people, the thought of a job interview is a daunting, the good news is that with careful planning and preparation you can greatly improve your chances of acing the interview stage and getting your dream job. Check out our tips on how to enhance your performance when it comes to selling yourself at interview.

 

 

Most importantly – Sign up Here to receive Job Vacancies directly to your inbox.

 

Let this New Year be the jump start you need to move on in your career

 

Good luck!

 

11
Dec

Carbon Action to Footprint as part of GHG Initiative in Lagos

Carbon Action, part of the Chris Mee Group made a presentation this week to the Lagos Greenhouse Gas Inventory (L-GHGI) Project stakeholder group in Lagos, Nigeria. The stakeholder group was comprised of government departments, NGO’s and major industrial companies operating in Nigeria. The meeting was hosted by the Climate Change and Ecological Protection Initiative, CCEPI. The stakeholders came together to discuss the urgent need to implement a carbon mitigation plan in Nigeria, which is a signatory to the 2015 Paris Accord. The meeting achieved a strong consensus on the need to act. The first project will be to conduct a carbon footprint for the whole economy – a 12 month project. Carbon Action’s role is to provide the expert knowledge in quantifying emissions, in line with ISO 14064 guidelines.

Pictured are from L-R: Fergal Mee, Carbon Action, Esther Body-Lawson, CCEPI, Yahaya Ahmed, CEO Development Association of Renewable Energies (DARE) and Brian Murnane, Carbon Action.

6
Dec

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Christmas Gift

Christmas Donations

In lieu of the traditional corporate Christmas gift, this year donations have been made to Field of Dreams, Autism Ireland, and The Irish Guide Dogs. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others and we thought that these charities would be a great choice.


 

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

We recently visited The Irish Guide Dogs Headquarters and Training Centre at the Model Farm Road, Cork.

The Irish Guide Dogs is dedicated to assisting those with vision impairments and the families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility, to lead better lives and to become more independent.

All of the national charities training programmes are run at the Model Farm Road location. Clients partaking in courses stay at the Centre for the duration of their training – With some courses lasting up to three weeks!

It costs over €5 million to run the organisation each year with over 85% of the income coming from voluntary donations and fundraising.

Click here to read about Riley, the Guide Dog puppy that the Chris Mee Group Sponsored as part of the “Finding Their Feet” campaign.

If you want to get involved as a Supporter, Volunteer or as a Business offering Work Contact Evelyn Power at [email protected] or Call 021 487 8200

6
Dec

Field of Dreams Christmas Gift

Christmas Donations

In lieu of the traditional corporate Christmas gift, this year donations have been made to Field of Dreams, Autism Ireland, and The Irish Guide Dogs. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others and we thought that these charities would be a great choice.


Field of Dreams

We recently visited the 3 acre Down Syndrome Cork, Field of Dreams site in Curraheen. Where we met with Debbie Kelleher, Manager and Care Coordinator and Nicky Green, Horticulturalist who gave us a tour of the grounds and a background to the Charity.

The Field of Dreams is a social farming program, with a training room, commercial grade kitchen with accompanying cafe, 2 polytunnels, market garden, sensory garden, remembrance garden, orchard, covered courtyard, recreational areas and a fruit garden which is currently under construction.

The programme is focused on getting adults with Down syndrome placed in meaningful employment. Currently there are 8 attendees on the QQI Level 3 Life and Work-skills Programme hosted at this inspirational training environment.

Other programmes at the Field of Dreams include the Activation Programme – a one year programme. This is hosted 1 day each week and focuses on harvesting produce from the farm, cookery and Arts and Crafts.

If you want to get involved as a Supporter, Volunteer or as a Business offering Work Contact Sharon at [email protected]