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CMSE - Blog | Safety Training & Consultancy


Chris Mee Group “Let’s Get Green Together” initiative a great success!!

“Let’s Get Green Together”

In March 2018 Chris Mee Group kicked off our ISO 14001 Environmental initiative. These actions have been headed by Sarah Ward, Quality Systems Specialist at the Little Island Cork, HQ and Karen Cummins, Consultant and Trainer at the Chris Mee Group Dublin facility.

The aim of this initiative was to reduce paper Usage in 2018. To do so, all employees ensured that their Printer Default Settings were set to Black and White and Double Sided printing.

Progress was tracked on a quarterly basis by monitoring the paper orders made in that time.

Our year-end figures for paper usage resulted in;

Reduction in Paper Orders of 14% versus 2017 which is equivalent to 7 trees!!!


What is ISO 14001 Certification? Read about it here


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.


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


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.


Healthy New Year

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New Year – New Career

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



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


Good luck!



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.