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Key Elements you should be looking for in a Compliance Management Platform

Compliance management is critical to the success of any business. It ensures that a company operates in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements, protecting the organization’s reputation and mitigating the risk of legal and financial penalties. A compliance management platform is an essential tool for businesses to monitor and manage their compliance activities. It should provide a comprehensive solution that enables clients to carry out their tasks efficiently and effectively.

Read More -> 14/02/2023

John Kelleher Joins CMSE Recruitment Team as New Talent Acquisition Specialist

“We are thrilled to welcome John Kelleher to the CMSE Recruitment team. His expertise and passion for talent acquisition make him a valuable addition to our organization, and we are eager to see the impact he will have on our clients and candidates.” – Darren O’Keeffe, head of the CMSE Recruitment division

Read More -> 02/02/2023

Spotlight on PSCS – CMSE Training launch new Saturday dates!

CMSE Training are delighted to announce that we’re now running the two day IOSH Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) course on Saturdays!

Read More -> 24/01/2023

Workplace Fatalities fall, while employment figures rise in 2022

Health and Safety Authority welcomes the lowest level of work-related fatalities for the second consecutive year.

RIP to the 26 deceased people. Our condolences to their families & friends.

Read More -> 03/01/2023

Construction Safety Week focus on the ‘nuts and bolts’ #CIFSafety22

Construction Safety Week is a national awareness campaign aimed at promoting positive safety and health across the country’s 159,000 construction workers, clients, and related industries.

Read More -> 19/10/2022

Fire Safety Week 2022 #22FSW

Fire Safety Week 2022 runs from October 17th to 23rd. Fire Safety Week aims to enhance fire safety, particularly in the home. It’s a prime time for all of us to get evaluate what we can do to keep our homes, families and workplaces safe.

Read More -> 18/10/2022

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

October 20th is Conflict Resolution Day 2022. Conflicts arise across many areas of our lives, such as within our workplaces, friendships, personal relationships, and within our families. To celebrate, Conflict Resolution Day 2022, we’re offering a 25% discount on our Conflict Resolution in the Workplace – Online Training course

Read More -> 17/10/2022

Latest Workplace Fatalities in 2022

According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) latest Fatal Workplace Injuries figures report, as of September 16th, a total of 18 people have unfortunately been killed in accidents at work in 2022.

10 of these fatalities (or 55%) were in Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, more specifically….

Read More -> 20/09/2022

ESREL 2022 Conference

The 32nd  European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2022) is currently being held in the Technological University of Dublin, Ireland. The conference runs from 28th August – 1st September 2022. ESREL is the key annual event for meetings and knowledge exchange in the area of risk assessment, risk management and op….

Read More -> 28/08/2022

Chris Mee Group maintains Silver Learning Partner status!

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce that we have been successful in maintaining the Silver Learning Partner status following a recent Quality Assurance audit by NEBOSH. 

Read More -> 25/07/2022

Karen’s Top Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be such a helpful tool when you’re looking to progress your career. It can assist you greatly with connecting and communicating with the right audience.

This week, CMSE Recruitment Specialist, Karen Rodrigues shares her Top Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn!

Read More -> 12/07/2022

Latest IOSH Approvals for Online Training Courses

We are delighted to announce that we now offer a further 3 titles approved by IOSH. 

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals and is a regulated awarding organisation (AO).

Read More -> 07/07/2022

Chris Mee Group welcome Melissa O’Donovan to the thriving CMSE Recruitment Team

Melissa joined the Chris Mee Group in June 2022 and will assist the CMSE Recruitment team based in Little Island, Cork. Melissa has over 15 years work experience.

Read More -> 07/07/2022

CMSE Training are delighted to announce the addition of the new 45 minute Depression Awareness course to our Mental Health & Wellbeing Suite.

Over 350 million people in the world are affected by depression. This 45-minute online course aims to raise awareness of depression and how it can be recognised, diagnosed, classified and treated.

Read More -> 10/06/2022

New EPA Radon maps show more homes and workplaces at risk from cancer-causing gas

The EPA has published new radon maps for Ireland that update the radon risk assessment for the country. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that causes about 350 cases of lung cancer in Ireland each year. .

Read More -> 27/05/2022

Chris Mee Group supporting young Talent in Ireland and the UK

Chris Mee Group are delighted to be supporting Kayls Cole for the 2022 Season. The 18-year-old, Leaving Certificate student is one of the brightest young stars of Irish motorsport and the first female Karter in Ireland to move up to single seater racing and made the bold move to race in the highly competitive UK F1000 championship in 2021.

Read More -> 27/05/2022

HSA publish new guidance document on Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS)

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have published a new guidance document for developing a Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS). The document provides guidance for employers on how to develop appropriate RAMS before carrying out any medium to high risk work activities, thereby ensuring that these work activities are planned, organised, performed, maintained and revised as necessary.

Read More -> 26/05/2022

Chris Mee Group delighted to welcome Karen Rodrigues to the thriving CMSE Recruitment Team

Chris Mee Group welcome Karen Rodrigues to the thriving CMSE Recruitment Team.

Karen joined Chris Mee Group in April 2022. She will be assisting the Cork based CMSE Recruitement team in building long term relationships and enhancing engagement with clients and candidates across the EHS landscape whilst driving innovation and creativity in the recruitment process, including leading projects.

Read More -> 13/04/2022

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland – New Health & Safety Training Course for the Irish Screen Sector

We’re delighted to share that Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland have unveiled their new Screen Pass Course this week.

This new, online self-led health and safety training course will be available free of charge for all professionals working in the Irish screen sector.  

Read More -> 05/04/2022

Protecting workers’ health during remote working

According to Irish physiotherapists and chiropractors, there has been a rise in number of reported back and neck problems during Covid-19, with the majority of cases linked to working from home.

Read More -> 21/03/2022

Legionnaires outbreak reported in the Department of Health

A legionnaires outbreak in the Department of Health has been reported. It is understood the outbreak has been linked to stagnant water in the shower facilities, reportedly left there during the pandemic in which most people were working from home. Fortunately there have not yet been any reported issues of Legionnaires Disease among staff in the Department of Health.

Read More -> 21/02/2022

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce the renewal of STCW Training delivery licence!

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce that the Department of Transport has renewed their licence to deliver Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping  (STCW for short) fire courses.

All Maritime Education and Training centres wishing to deliver courses leading to Certificates of Competency and ancillary training for Certificates of Proficiency must be approved by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Read More -> 03/02/2022

Remote DSE Assessments. What’s covered? How does it work? How can we help?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more employees are now working from home. CMSE Consultancy, part of the Chris Mee Group has been a leading provider of Ergonomic Assessment Services nationwide for many years. 

Read More -> 17/01/2022

CMSE Training on “How To Be Good With Money” with Eoin McGee

Did you spot CMSE Training on last weeks “How To Be Good With Money” on RTE?

The series, presented by financial planner Eoin McGee sets out to make the nation more financially literate.

In the episode, we got to meet Deirdre O’Keefe and her husband Adam of Naas, Co Kildare.

Read More -> 12/01/2022

Workplace Fatalities in 2021. Health and Safety Authority welcomes lowest level of work-related fatalities since the establishment of records.

Read More -> 04/01/2022

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Announces Launch of Health and Safety Guide for Screen Industry

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland) have announced details of their newly developed Health and Safety Guide which will provide guidance on best practice in health and safety for all professionals working in film and television.

Read More -> 06/12/2021

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Karina O’Connor to the growing Quality team!

Karina joined Chris Mee Group in November 2021 as Quality Manager. Karina joins Chris Mee Groups after working within the groups sister company “The Food Safety Company” since 2014.

Read More -> 01/12/2021

Chris Mee Group Launch 2022 Graduate Programme

The Chris Mee Group is offering an exciting programme to ambitious graduates looking for a career in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) sector. 

Read More -> 18/11/2021

ICTU publishes  six-point  mental health action plan.

From promoting equality of opportunity and challenge discrimination, to identifying sources of information, training and support for union representatives to allow them to support members experiencing mental health difficulties, the plan sets out ways unions can respond in their policies and procedures. 

Read More -> 16/11/2021

Irish households produce an estimated average of 52.4kg of e-waste every year. That’s about the same weight as five adult bicycles!

Read More -> 11/11/2021

Indoor air quality gaining prevalence in Ireland

Air quality has always been an important factor in the workplace, however since the emergence of COVID-19 there has been increased focus. The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors to identify poorly ventilated areas has gained increased recognition in Ireland.

Read More -> 14/09/2021

New Endorsement – Institute Of Hospitality

We are delighted to announce that the Institute of Hospitality now endorses our full Hospitality suite of online training courses.  

Read More -> 26/08/2021

Chris Mee Group delighted to maintain ISO Certification following TUV Nord Audit!

The Chris Mee Group management system underwent an ISO recertification audit in May 2021 with all three locations in Cork & Dublin being audited by TUV Nord.

Read More -> 18/08/2021

Updates to NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

NEBOSH has reviewed the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate syllabus in line with the normal qualification development

Following extensive research, the syllabus content has been updated to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding required in the modern workplace. 

Read More -> 12/08/2021

Welding – One of the Top Ten Causes of Workplace Cancer

Welding has long been associated with causing serious acute and chronic health effects due to exposure to potentially hazardous chemical agents in the welding fumes.

As the research on welding fume exposure continues to develop, employers must remain informed to ensure the health and safety of workers. 

Read More -> 09/08/2021

LEVEL 2 Certified First Aid for Mental Health course – Meet your Trainer!

Hello Everyone, my name is Louise Dennison and I am a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor with Chris Mee Group.

Read More -> 06/08/2021

Chris Mee Group welcome Recruitment Specialist  Aaron Cullen to the thriving recruitment team.

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Aaron Cullen to the Little Island based team! 

Read More -> 29/07/2021

Are you eligible for up to 30% funding?

Did you know that CMSE Training have a suite of courses which are eligible for up to 30% funding through CitA Skillnet?

Read More -> 26/07/2021

CMSE Training launch new Chemical/BioSafety Awareness Course Programme

CMSE Training are delighted to launch this new 1 day Chemical/BioSafety Awareness course intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of Chemical and Biological Hazards in the workplace.

Read More -> 21/07/2021

CORK-based Food Safety Company has been acquired by Chris Mee Group 

Chris Mee Group is pleased to announce that The Food Safety Company (FSC), a fellow Erisbeg Partners portfolio company, is now formally added to the Chris Mee Group organisation.  This is the second acquisition announcement in recent months by Chris Mee Group.

Read More -> 14/07/2021

CMSE Training are delighted to announce the launch of Three New Accredited Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses! 

CMSE Training’s new suite of Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses was developed by and will be delivered by QNUK accredited trainer Louise Dennison O’Shaughnessy. 

CMSE Training Manager Lisa Angelini noted; “We have a number inhouse certified mental health courses that are very popular but the addition of these QNUK (Qualifications Network United Kingdom), Internationally recognised courses is a great step and the Team are delighted to be able to have these additional offerings available to our Private and public clients”.

Read More -> 13/07/2021

Carbon Action, part of Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce a partnership with The Cube

Carbon Action are delighted to be joining forces with The Cube to accelerate the response of Irish companies to the challenges of climate change. This will be done initially through the “21st Century Leadership Masterclass” aimed at equipping senio

Read More -> 07/07/2021

Workplace deaths rose 13% last year, says HSA

Figures released in the Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities 2019–2020 showed that despite many workplaces being closed due to COVID, 53 people died in work-related incidents.

Read More -> 07/07/2021

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce the gradual reopening of training facilities

The lifting of government restrictions on July 5th means that indoor events up to a maximum of 50 attendees will be able to recommence. CMSE Training will begin the gradual reopening of our training facilities from this date, with the aim of having all classrooms reopened

Read More -> 24/06/2021

Expiration date of the PHECC certification extension is fast approaching.

After 31st July, First Aid Responders who’s certificate expired before 31st July 2021, will be required to complete the full three day First Aid Response course.

Read More -> 18/06/2021

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) publishes new guidance on Safety for Seasonal Workers in Horticulture.

The guidance is aimed to be a useful resource for everyone in the industry, whether self-employed, an employer or an employee.

Most workplace injuries and ill health are foreseeable and preventable. These guidelines will help identify hazards in horticultural workplaces and how to reduce the associated risks.

Read More -> 15/06/2021

Ventilation and Covid-19 workplace outbreaks

Over half the cases of Covid-19 workplace outbreaks occurred in just 150 buildings, architect and academic Orla Hegarty told a recent Oireachtas Health Committee examining the role of ventilation in tackling the virus

Read More -> 04/06/2021

CMSE Training Launch BER Assessor Refresher Course

CMSE Training are delighted to launch the new BER Assessor Refresher Course.

This course is aimed at learners who previously completed the QQI Level 6 Building Energy Rating Assessment (Dwellings) 6N0732 course and are looking to update their knowledge of the DEAP methodology, DEAP manual and survey guide and DEAP 4 software. 

Read More -> 26/05/2021

Revision of the HSA Chemical Agents and Carcinogens Code of Practice for 2021

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published the revised Chemical Agents and Carcinogens Code of Practice for 2021, which is available online here. The revised Code of Practice (CoP) introduces new Occupational Exposure Limit Values (OELVs) for ten substances, which are highlighted within Schedule 1 of the CoP. The ten substances with new OELVs are Read More -> 25/05/2021

CMSE Training delighted to have successfully completed QQI’s re-engagement process.

CMSE Training are delighted to announce that we have successfully completed QQI’s re-engagement process.

The QQI Programmes and Awards Executive Committee has approved our QA procedures for the provision of Minor Awards at Levels 4 to 6.

Read More -> 25/05/2021

Chris Mee Group and ICOS Skillnet team up to support mental health in rural Ireland

ICOS Skillnet and Chris Mee group will begin new course designed for farmers and rural dwellers with two online workshop sessions in June.

The workshops, delivered by a professional skilled in the area of mental health will assist participants recognise the warning signs of deteriorating mental health, both in themselves and others. 

Read More -> 21/05/2021

Chris Mee Group announces acquisition of Emergency Response Training owned by John Lynch.

The Chris Mee Group is pleased to announce its first strategic acquisition with the support of our strategic investor, Erisbeg.  

The Chris Mee Group has acquired Emergency Response Training.  Chris Mee said “… we are delighted to welcome John Lynch and his very skilled team Read More -> 11/05/2021

Remote DSE Assessments with CMSE Consultancy

Prior to the first national lockdown, remote work was slow to establish, with some of the larger domestic and international companies offering this as maybe one day week/month, this was by no means a common feature of working life in Ireland, however the pandemic has influenced this enormously.

Read More -> 05/05/2021

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Held annually since 2003, World Day for Safety and Health at Work day is an international campaign observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

Read More -> 27/04/2021

OIRA’s New Tool for the Audiovisual Industry

OIRA (Online Interactive Risk Assessment) has just added a risk assessment tool for companies in the audiovisual sector, to assist in managing occupational risks for persons working on film and TV productions.

OIRA is funded through the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

Read More -> 27/04/2021

IOSH Training Courses with CMSE Training

Chris Mee Group is a leading provider of IOSH approved training. Both in Ireland and the UK. We have the largest suite of IOSH approved courses in Ireland. We have just opened bookings for a number of our upcoming IOSH Training courses including: IOSH Managing Safely, PSCS & Temporary Works Coordination.

Read More -> 21/04/2021

Thirty workplace deaths linked to vehicles last year

According to a report by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 2020 saw thirty people lose their lives in workplace accidents which involved vehicles. This brings the number of deaths in the past decade to almost 250.

44 cases of these workplace fatalities involved collisions between two vehicles and 21 people died after falling from vehicles.

Read More -> 02/04/2021

Management and Control of Legionella

In May 2020, the HSEs Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) warned businesses of the risks of Legionnaires’ disease due water systems in buildings being idle during the COVID-19 lockdown. Almost one year later the concern remains. In the coming months businesses, including offices, restaurants, hotels (spas and pools) and leisure centres are planning to reopen across Ireland. Employers should be aware of the health effects, potential risk factors and the preventative and control measures for managing Legionella in water systems.

Read More -> 02/04/2021

Chris Mee Group in the News

Herbert Mulligan recently spoke with Chris Mee Group MD Chris Mee to discuss the recent erisbeg investment.

Read More -> 02/04/2021  

Chris Mee Group are delighted to share the following invitation from OIRA with our clients

OIRA would like to invite you to the launch event of the Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool (OiRA) for the Audiovisual Sector that will take place online on the 14th of April 2021

Read More -> 30/03/2021  

CMSE Training launch NEW Course: Minding Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns are taking a toll on almost every aspect of contemporary life, including mental health and well-being.

CMSE Training are delighted to launch this half day course.

Read More -> 25/03/2021  

Lithium Electric Vehicle Car Batteries – What you need to know. Part 2

This is article number two in Fergal Mee and his team’s series of articles based around Electric Vehicles. This week we will be focusing on performance comparisons between hybrids/combustion engines.

Electric car manufacturing in China has shown that GHG emissions from production of EVs is about 14.6 tonnes of GHG per vehicle.  For the equivalent sized petrol car the GHG emissions are 9.1 tonnes of GHG per vehicle.

Read More -> 18/03/2021  

Lithium Electric Vehicle Car Batteries – What you need to know.

Over the next three weeks Fergal Mee (Director of GHG Service with Carbon Action) and his team will be sharing with you a series of articles based around Electric Vehicles. Weekly topics will include;

  1. The history of electric cars
  2. Performance comparisons between hybrids/combustion engine (including the academic research and charts in the article)
  3. The importance of measuring the life cycle emissions
  4. Conclusion and Supplementary information

Read More -> 10/03/2021  

Lithium Electric Vehicle Car Batteries – What you need to know.

Over the next three weeks Fergal Mee (Director of GHG Service with Carbon Action) and his team will be sharing with you a series of articles based around Electric Vehicles. Weekly topics will include;

  1. The history of electric cars
  2. Performance comparisons between hybrids/combustion engine (including the academic research and charts in the article)
  3. The importance of measuring the life cycle emissions
  4. Conclusion and Supplementary information

Read More -> 10/03/2021  

Strong demand for H&S professionals

CMSE Consultancy Manager Darren O’Keeffe and CMSE Recruitment Manager Odhran Molloy discuss the demand for health and safety professionals and the differing circumstances apply across the various industry sectors Read More -> 09/03/2021  

Chris Mee Group welcome new HR & Recruitment Administrator to their thriving team

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Leah Donnelly to the Little Island based team! Read More -> 05/03/2021  

Maximize Efficiency Of Remote Work – A Step By Step Look On How To Improve Productivity

From Time management to meetings & mindset. The SAFEWARE Team have compiled A Step By Step On How To Improve Productivity

Read More -> 22/02/2021  

Job rotation – An effective control method?

Matt Culloty, Ergonomist based in the Chris Mee Group Cork HQ, reflects on the use of job rotation as a control measure in the avoidance of musculoskeletal injury in the workplace.

Generally, Job Rotation can be defined by rotating workers to tasks with varying levels of exposure and physical demands. It is often implemented as an administrative control to minimise the occupational exposure from common physical risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) on a particular worker or group of workers. This is the conventional approach to reducing musculoskeletal injury – reduce the ‘dose’ to an individual and you reduce the risk.

Read More -> 22/02/2021  

87% of HSA meat plant inspections carried out unannounced since May

Since May 18, 2020, 87% of the meat plant inspections carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been unannounced.  Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue noted that of the 239 inspections completed as of February 3rd, 208 were unannounced and 31 announced.

Read More -> 18/02/2021  

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Colette Horgan to the ever growing Management team based in Little Island!

Chris Mee, Managing Director of Chris Mee Group, said

“While the past 12 months have had their challenges, it’s been a year of embracing new ways of working, new technologies and adapting our services so that we can continue to provide a top-quality service to our clients old and new. We are delighted to welcome Colette into the team and have no doubt that with her assistance 2021 will be better than ever”

Read More -> 12/02/2021  

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Colette Horgan to the ever growing Management team based in Little Island!

Chris Mee, Managing Director of Chris Mee Group, said

“While the past 12 months have had their challenges, it’s been a year of embracing new ways of working, new technologies and adapting our services so that we can continue to provide a top-quality service to our clients old and new. We are delighted to welcome Colette into the team and have no doubt that with her assistance 2021 will be better than ever”

Read More -> 12/02/2021  

erisbeg partners with Chris Mee Group

erisbeg is delighted to announce it has made a significant investment in and is partnering with the Chris Mee Group, Ireland’s leading Health and Safety Specialist company, to help Chris Mee maximise its growth potential.

Read More -> 28/01/2021  

Workplace Fatalities in 2020

Aisling Hegarty, Health & Safety Consultant based in the Chris Mee Group Cork HQ, reflects on the HSA Workplace Fatality figures for 2020.

According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Fatal Workplace Injuries figures 51 people have died due to work-related accidents in 2020. This is the highest figure reported in the previous five years. However, 2015 remains the highest reported year in the last decade in which 56 people had lost their lives due to workplace accidents. In the context of the current pandemic, with reduced economic activity, that figure for 2020 would appear on the surface to be worrying indeed.

Read More -> 27/01/2021

Over 24,000 Covid-19 inspections

Of the 24,970 Covid-19 workplace inspections carried out since checks on compliance with the Return to Work Safely Protocol commenced in mid-May, 5,553 have been carried out by the HSA.

Read More -> 26/01/2021  

Farmers urged to think ‘SAFE’ as slurry spreading period approaches

Midnight on January 31st is the begining of 2021 slurry season. The warning from HSENI comes as the mixing of slurry has many risks due to it’s production of a dangerous mixture of gases, including methane, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and the extremely poisonous gas, hydrogen sulphide. 

Read More -> 26/01/2021  

Big Energy Saving Week

Guest article from Sustainable Energy Engineer, Cian Ryan. This big energy savings week I will give you tips to help you save energy at home and in the workplace. Everyone can do their bit to help reduce the effects of climate change. Now more than ever it is important to reduce our carbon footprint with 19 out of 20 of the warmest years on record occurring since.

Read More -> 21/01/2021  

Record management is an essential element when it comes to training your employees. Having accurate & efficient record management assists in making your learning management system audit compliant. Defining record management can be vast but capturing and maintaining a foundation for an organisation is crucial. Teams rely on information and data to help them work effectively and to build the knowledge for themselves and the organisation as a whole. Security and GDPR compliance also come into play regarding record management for your LMS. Organisations must ensure the storage of documentation, certification and attendance of employees is secure and easily accessible to platform administration. 

The SAFEWARE Team have compiled a list of benefits of keeping your record management in toe for 2021. 

Read More -> 05/01/2020

Transport of Dangerous Goods

Collette Dunne, Safety Consultant with CMSE Consultancy discusses the common misunderstandings around what are classed at dangerous goods.

Read More -> 17/12/2020  

Black Friday Deals 2020

This Black Friday, the team at Chris Mee Group are delighted to be able to offer several different black Friday offers

Read More -> 26/11/2020  

Importance of Safety Leadership in the time of COVID-19

While it was unusual to attend the Health and Safety Review Conference online this year, we certainly agreed strongly with the central theme of the event this year – safety leadership is more important than ever.

Read More -> 26/11/2020  

Hydrogen-powered bus takes to streets of Dublin

Over coming weeks as part of the Hydrogen Mobility Ireland (HMI) initiative, the first hydrogen-powered public transport bus will be undergoing trials in Dublin

Read More -> 10/11/2020

53 safety investigations in the agriculture sector lead to 33% increase in imposed fines!

2019 saw 1,684 inspections and 53 investigations carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) across the agriculture sector Read More -> 09/11/2020

Latest report on out of hospital cardiac arrests published

The annual report from the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Register (OHCAR) for 2019 has been released.

The OHCAR report collects information on the number of and outcomes for people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting.

Read More -> 04/11/2020

Public consultation on government’s Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is working alongside stakeholders and key agencies to develop the next government Road Safety Strategy and wish to gain the views of the public and a wide range of interested groups.  

Read More -> 04/11/2020

Ethanol versus Methanol in Hand Sanitiser

Jake Bumpus and Aisling Hegarty, health and safety consultants from the Cork based consultancy team of Chris Mee Group explore the recent surprise recall of a hand sanitiser based on its methanol content.

Read More -> 28/10/2020



Employee Engagement in the New Remote Working Era.

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we interact and engage with our workforce, 2020 has brought the quickest and greatest changes to the way we work that we have ever seen.

A lot of employees are feeling the strain of remote working. 24/7 access to emails, mobile phones and having their workstations in the next room are leading employees to be on standby mode even after they’ve clocked off. 

Read More -> 27/10/2020

Health & Safety Review: Top Tips for increased chemical safety awareness.

Chemicals can be confusing and complex. From cleaners for floors, toilets, bleaches, dishwasher tablets or air fresheners, most homes have a lot of different harmful, irritating or possibly corrosive in the cupboards.

This month’s Health & Safety Review sets out their top 10 tips for increased chemical safety awareness.

Read More -> 20/10/2020

Face Masks vs Face Visors. Which is most effective?

Process Safety Engineer, Jake Bumpus & Health & Safety Consultant​ Aisling Hegarty have the lowdown!

Read More -> 19/10/2020

Feileacain Wave of Light

October is babyloss awareness month. Every year on October 15th, there’s a ‘wave of light’ where buildings get lit up to remember all babies gone too soon at any age or gestation.
On Thursday at 6pm, Chris Mee Group lit up in purple to remember all babies gone too soon. On this occasion, due to current restrictions and government guidelines we were unable on to welcome people to the location but candles were lit on behalf of personnel, company friends and family members who are affected by the loss of a baby.

IT Sligo Virtual Careers Fairs 2020

CMSE Recruitment are looking forward to being in virtual attendance at the IT Sligo Careers Fair on Thursday October 22nd.
Book your coaching session through the usual routes.
Odhran & Ciara look forward to “meeting” you there!

Read More -> 13/10/2020

Chris Mee Group are delighted to continue our collaboration with Pairc Ui Chaoimh for to 20/21 seasons.

Read More -> 12/10/2020

Machinery Safety Update from Aisling Hegarty, Health & Safety Consultant 

As with the rest of society, businesses in Ireland have experienced severe disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was particularly true when the lockdown restrictions were initially implemented last March, which resulted in staff shortages and decreases in production. A likely result of the reduction in operations was that more machinery and equipment were left idle for prolonged periods of time.

Read More -> 12/10/2020

Latest Workplace Fatalities in 2020 

Aisling Hegarty, EHS Consultant based in the Cork office, reflects on the HSA Workplace Fatality figures for 2020.

According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) latest Fatal Workplace Injuries figures report, as of September 18th, a total of 39 people have unfortunately been killed in accidents at work during 2020.

Read More -> 05/10/2020

Ergonomics for an aging workforce

Current statistics point to an ‘aging workforce’ as a significant developing issue now and for the future.

Unfortunately none of us get any younger and an ERSI report last year (2019), “The Ageing Workforce In Ireland, Working Conditions, Health and Extending Working Lives” defined an ‘older worker’ as anyone over the age of 55. Meanwhile the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in the USA classifies an ‘older worker’ as anyone 40 years or older!

Read More -> 01/10/2020

European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2020

The 2020 European Week for Safety and Health at Work begins Monday October 19th. The theme of the new campaign is “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load”.

The overall aim is to raise awareness and promote good practice in relation to preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Read More -> 01/10/2020

Construction Safety Week focus on mental health

CIF to focus on mental health during Construction Safety Week 2020.

Each day of Construction Safety week focuses on a different topic of priority in the sector. Following the publication of the Mental Health in the Construction Sector report, one of the days this year will focus on mental health.

Read More -> 25/09/2020

Vodafone embeds environmental criteria into its supplier selection process

Vodafone have announced that going forward, 20% of the supplier selection criteria will depend on the companies commitment and performance on environmental issues, alongside diversity, inclusion and health and safety.

Read More -> 25/09/2020

Johnson & Johnson kicks off trial for one shot Covid-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson has announced that they are beginning a 60,000-person study across up to 215 sites in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, South Africa and Argentina.

Read More -> 25/09/2020

Ireland’s throwaway culture generating increasing levels of waste, EPA finds

The latest statistics report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that Ireland is ‘going in wrong direction across a number of indicators, such as falling recycling levels’.

Read More -> 25/09/2020

EHS Contract roles dominating the Market post COVID-19

The world of work has undergone significant changes in the last number of months due to the pandemic. We’re seeing companies shifting suddenly to a completely remote workforce whilst trying to communicate with both customers, clients, staff and potential new hires within the recruitment process. 

Read More -> 09/09/2020

Chris Mee Group team raise €2000 for the Cuanlee Refuge for Abused Women & Children

CMSE Recruiter Ciara O’Dwyer & Chris Mee hand over a cheque for €2000 to Cuanlee Refuge on Kyrl’s Quay, Cork following the Chris Mee Group staff Walkathon.

Read More–>02/09/2020

Singapore stepping up efforts at mitigation of climate change

Singapore stepping up efforts at mitigation of climate change.
In 2020, Singapore introduced The Carbon Pricing Bill, their first major policy initiative to deal with climate change. The bill means that all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions per year will have to pay a carbon tax of $5/ tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from 2019 to 2023.

Read More–>21/08/2020

Future Work-life Boundary Challenges with Homeworking by Matthew Culloty, Ergonomic & Safety Consultant at Chris Mee Group

Whatever future equilibrium is established, home workers and companies will need to consider how the work/life boundary can be established. The tools and guidance for good posture and productivity must be available, such as a chair, monitors etc., however the ‘where’ these items are set-up can be equally as important.

Read More–>12/08/2020

Explosion in Lebanon’s Capital City – What we know about the Beirut blast

A huge explosion rumbled through the Lebanese capital on Tuesday evening 4th of August 2020. The blast left thousands of people injured and at least 135 people dead. Here is what we know so far about the explosion. 

At this very early stage the cause of the explosion looks to have been the detonation of 2,700 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate – a Class 5.1 dangerous good. It is usually a stable compound but if unmanaged can detonate even without a direct ignition source. 

Read More–>07/08/2020


There is certainly some confusion around how best to practically implement the government guidance outlined in the ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol’. This article answers some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we have received.

Read More–>27/07/2020

New Business Continuity Voucher goes live.

On the 8th of April, the government launched a number of business supports to help companies through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More–>22/07/2020

The Importance of Fire Doors

Fire safety has been particularly topical in recent years with the post boom legacy of bad construction practice coming to light here in Ireland and the terrible Grenfell Tower fire in the UK that resulted in 72 fatalities.

Read More–>17/07/2020

Matt Culloty, Ergonomist and Safety Consultant, outlines the growing recognition prolonged postures as a Musculoskeletal hazard.

Muscle fatigue results when a muscle group can no longer sustain the force required for an activity (noting that work done = force x distance). It is easy to understand the link when we go for a run or do manual labour and see how our body is ‘working’. 

Read More–>14/07/2020

CMSE Training Launch New IOSH Temporary Works Coordination Course

This course is intended for those who will be involved at the Project Supervisor Construction Stage or anyone who wishes to get an appreciation of the role and its function.

Read More–>10/07/2020

CMSE Training Launch New Lead Worker Representative Course

The CMSE Training, COVID-19 Workers Representative Online course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake your role as a COVID-19 Lead Worker Representative in the workplace.

Read More–>02/07/2020

Chris Mee Group are racing for the Cuanlee Women’s Refuge!

The social distancing requirements in place to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus have changed everything, including the spring fundraising landscape – But we’re making it work!

Read More–>30/06/2020

Blockchain Technology Is Boosting Renewable Energy Market 

Blockchain technology has promised to help boost the greater use of renewable energy sources due to the fact it is able to trace the production of green sustainable energy.

Read More–>09/06/2020

US FDA Temporarily Lowers Hand Sanitizer Purity Requirements

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announced in recent days that it would be relaxing regulations on impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Read More–>09/06/2020

Ireland’s biggest local authority zero emissions vehicle fleet saves money & emissions!

Cork City Council has recently replaced 76 diesel and petrol vans and cars, with electric vehicles, creating Ireland’s biggest local authority zero emissions fleet. Read More–>08/06/2020

June 5th – 2020 World Environment Day

Hosted on June 5th every year since 1974, World Environment Day is the most renowned day of the year for environmental action. A day that offers a global platform for inspiring positive change. A day when celebrities and regular citizens focus efforts and time into pressing environmental issues. A day when governments are engaged!

Read More–>05/06/2020

May is International Mental Health month but Mental health issues must be cared for year round.

Much has been spoken about Workplace mental health in recent times with many initiatives and supports services being introduced to address the issue. Employers have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and well being of their employees. Never has this been more prevalent than at this time where people are thrown into (at best) a remote working situation.

Read More–>12/05/2020

Check in with CMSE Recruitment

We’ve had a lot of questions and quiries about how Government’s public health restrictions are affecting Recruitment and Placement services at CMSE Recruitment.

CMSE Recruitment specialist Ciara O’Dwyer answers some of our questions about the current EHS Recruitment market.

Read More–>23/04/2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

According to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2019 saw emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fall by 1.3 million tonnes – 8.7%. Across Europe a decrease of approximately 8.9 % was noted.

Read More–>23/04/2020

COVID-19 Brings Largest Emissions fall in 75 years!

Scientists claim that 2020 could see the largest drop in global Carbon dioxide emissions since World War II.

With commuters being urged to stay at home and economies in a virtual standstill, the air quality in cities has also improved.

Dr Clare Noone, climate scientist at NUI Galway notes how the air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and how the and how the importance has been highlighted through the current crisis.

Read More–>16/04/2020

What’s Happening at CMSE Training?

CMSE Training has been operating for over 22 years. While the Covid-19 pandemic does mean that we are not currently delivering face to face training at our facilities or at client locations, it doesn’t mean that CMSE Training can’t assist you and your team with your Training needs.

We are lucky that over the years we have embraced technology and the use of advanced software solutions.  We even have our own Learning Management System named SAFEWARE.

Read More –> 31/03/2020

In numbers: The public’s attitudes to plastics recycling and plastic-free packaging

The launch of a new public awareness campaign, which focuses on the recyclability and reusability of plastic packaging, has led to the exploration of key behavioural barriers hindering a potentially rounded economy for the material.

Read More –> 11/03/2020

Imperial College London finds Baby bee brains develop abnormally when exposed to pesticide

Researchers from the Imperial College London, lead by Dr Richard Gill, from the department of life sciences have found that residues of imidacloprid insecticide in flowers and plants can cause permanent brain damage in baby bumblebees.

Read More –> 05/03/2020

‘A climate first’: Ikea slashes global emissions as business growth continues

Ikea’s latest sustainability report reveals that while sales grew by 6.5% during the 2019 fiscal year, their global carbon footprint across all scopes decreased 4.3%.

Read More –> 04/03/2020

New Classification for Titanium Dioxide Via Inhalation Published by the European Commission

The European Commission published a regulation on February 18th classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) which contains greater than 1% respirable dust content by inhalation as a Category 2 [Animal] Carcinogen. Enforcement of new labelling requirements will commence after Sept. 9, 2021.

Read More –> 28/02/2020

UCC named #1 for the world’s best universities for recycling and sustainability.

Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world on how they are committing to some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG No 12 looks at responsible consumption and production.

Based on the analysis of everything from research to recycling, University College Cork (UCC) was named as top university for recycling and sustainability.

UCC was the first recipient of a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education. Students at University College Cork (UCC), set up a Green Campus programme to improve recycling facilities and address waste management around the grounds in 2007. 

Read More –> 17/02/2020

Mental Health In the Workplace

Recent reports and surveys have highlighted the extent of mental health issues present in the workplace environment. Indeed reports also suggest that mental health issues are resulting in an increase in absenteeism and in many instances the cause of the absenteeism is being misrepresented as something else.

Read More –> 05/02/2020

Massive drop in cars imported to Ireland from UK due to new emissions levy

A new report published by Car Data Experts found a 25.7% decrease in cars imported into Ireland from the UK in January 2020 in comparison to the same period in 2019.6,769 cars were imported into Ireland from the UK in January 2020, 2,354 fewer than the 9,114 from the year before.

                                                                                           Read More –> 05/02/2020

Get Brexit Ready, The HSA’s advice to Irish companies sourcing chemicals in the UK

Although the terms of the UK’s Brexit deal may not yet have been finalised, the anticipated implications for Ireland and Irish companies are significant.

Do you or your company rely on UK based import or export of chemical substances as part of your supply chain?  

Read More –> 27/01/2020

What An Environmental Expert Has to Say About the Proposed Climate Action Amendment Bill

Banning the registration of new fossil fuel cars from 2030 and stopping the NCTs on all fossil fuel cars from 2045 are some of the ways that the Climate Action Amendment Bill 2019 aims to deliver a radical reduction in Irish greenhouse gas emissions. However, we must ask the question, are electric vehicles really the more eco-friendly option?

Read More –> 23/01/2020

Ireland’s first electric bus takes to the road!

Ireland’s first fully-electric Volvo shuttle bus will be operating an efficient and environmentally friendly 8km route between the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Holiday Inn Express and Dublin airport.

The bus is expected to run seven days a week and cover an average annual mileage of around 88,000km.

Read More –>15/01/2020.

work fatalitiesFirst Increase in Work-related Deaths in Ireland Since 2015

Provisional statistics issued by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reveal an 18% increase in fatalities from work related accidents in 2019 with 46 people losing their lives. The figures show;

–  The majority of deaths (44) were men compared to two females – both non-workers.

–  Six of the fatalities occurred with people under 35 years old, including three children.

Read More –>10/01/2020.

With Pale Skin, Red Eyes, Are We All Destined To Become Vampires like Emma?

So we’ve all read about “Emma”. The creepy, life-sized “Colleague of The Future” is a warning from a team of health experts led by behavioural futurist William Higham about what office life is doing to us. Office Equipment Company Fellowes commissioned the “The Work Colleague of The Future,” report and had experts analyse survey data submitted by over 3,000 office workers in France, Germany, and the U.K. to determine the health effects that we as humans will see if workplace behaviours continue.

Read More –> 05/12/2019

Recruitment Industry Awards 2019

CMSE Recruitment shortlisted at the NRF Recruitment Industry Awards 2019 held at the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.  The NRF awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence in recruitment in Ireland.

As CMSE Recruitment focuses exclusively on Environmental Health & Safety Jobs we were delighted to have made the shortlist for the “Best in Practice for a Specialism” award (sponsored by cloudcall). This award is for agencies who are excelling in a specific area such as Legal, Media, Aviation, Events, etc..

Read More –> 02/12/2019

Are Electric Vehicles Really The More Eco-Friendly Option?

When an electric vehicle is running on electricity, it emits no tailpipe (also known as direct) emissions. When evaluated on that factor alone, EVs are more eco-friendly than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles on the market today.
However, when evaluating the eco-friendliness of an electric vehicle, we also need to take the well to wheel emissions into account.

Read More –> 27/11/2019

 International Stress Awareness Week – 4th – 8th November

November 4th to 8th is International Stress Awareness Week. Identifying and reducing workplace stress and mental health problems are very important both for organisations as well as individuals

Did you know that work-related stress is a leading causes of physical and mental illness worldwide?

Read More –> 05/11/2019

Dublin Air Quality Links to Asthma-related Illnesses and Heart Trouble

The unpublished HSE EPA Air Quality in Ireland 2018 findings were presented at an October Environmental Protection agency conference but have not yet been made public. The report show that poor air quality in Dublin leads to increased hospital admissions for asthma-related illnesses and heart issues.

Cardiovascular diseases, respiratory conditions and illnesses, breathing problems and impacts on the reproductive system are all noted as health impacts of air pollution.

Read More –> 04/11/2019

Ireland receives go ahead from EU Commission to introduce Microbead ban bill.

Clearance for the restriction on microbeads contained in the Microbeads (Prohibition) Bill 2019 was last night announced by Minister Eoghan Murphy.Further consideration of the bill will be facilitated in the Dáil at committee stage.

What will the ban effect?

Read More–>24/10/2019

“Be a Teapot not a Pressure Cooker” Mental Health Courses

To launch the new CMSE Training suite of mental health awareness courses, the team gathered for a Lunch And Learn session titled ‘Mind Does Matter’. This session focused on common mental health symptoms, the importance of resilience and also mindfulness.

Our new suite of courses has an option for every member of staff, HR and management. The courses vary in duration and depth depending on the individual or teams requirements.

The one day Supporting Employees in Mental Distress/Ill Health course is aimed towards Line Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources professionals.

Read More –> 22/10/2019

9 Common Dangers Putting You at Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Since Carbon monoxide can’t be seen or smelled, it is extremely important to the right precautions to prevent this highly dangerous gas affect your family. CMSE Consultancy Manager Darren O’Keeffe recently sat down with to discuss the ways to avoid them.

Read More –> 16/10/2019

fire safety week

Fire Safety Week 2019

7th – 14th October is Fire Safety Week and a prime time for all of us to get evaluate what we can do to keep our homes, families and workplaces safe from fire.

The first National Fire Prevention Week took place in 1925 in memory of those who lost their lives in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and has been observed each year since around the globe.

Read More –> 07/10/2019

New Hire Announcement 

We at Chris Mee Group would very much like to welcome Ciara O’Dwyer to the CMSE Recruitment team based in Little Island.In her previous roles, Ciara has shown herself to be an expert recruiter, known for her energetic and cooperative attitude as well as her excellent judgement skills when it comes to finding the best candidate for each role.

Read More–>26/09/2019

A long way to go in the fight against vehicular workplace fatalities.

According to new figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Vehicles are the leading cause of fatalities in Irish workplaces.2018 saw 39 work-related deaths reported to the HSA. This represents both a 20% decrease on 2017 figures and the lowest recorded death rate since the HSA was established in 1989. The 2018 figures show that 43.5% of all workplace fatalities in 2018 were caused by vehicles including tractors, forklifts, cars & refuse trucks.

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Ireland confirmed as having the third highest emissions of greenhouse gases per capita in the EU

The Environmental Indicators Ireland CSO report released this week shows that in 2017 Ireland generated 60.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas, working out at 13.3 tonnes per capita of CO2 equivalent

Read More –> 28/08/2019

EPA Publish 2017 Data on The National Pollutant and Transfer Register

New 2017 data published by The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Ireland’s national pollutant and transfer register reveals a 69% decrease in emissions of harmful refrigerant gas in Ireland.

What is the national pollutant and transfer register?

The national pollutant and transfer register is a public register of pollutant releases and waste transfers from large industrial activities across Ireland. The register covers 91 pollutants from 417 large industrial facilities

Read More –> 23/08/2019

Ireland is a lead performer in Europe for recycling. Targets surpassed for the 21st consecutive year!

The European Commission’s recycling and recovery targets have were surpassed again in 2018 according to Repak. Ireland’s overall recycling rate for all materials is 68% which is 13% above the EU target.

Read More–>01/07/2019


Ireland leading the way in Europe with Microbead Prohibition Bill

A new Microbeads Prohibition Bill is at committee stage in the Dáil, where the amendment will be debated. The bill will restrict the sale, supply, or manufacturing of products which rinse down the drain, such as shower gels and scrubs. While Ireland is not the first European country to ban these products, Ireland will be the first to include household cleaning items that can also be washed down the drain.                                                                                              Products that are made to be worn-on and not washed off are not affected by the Bill.

                                                                               Read More –> 25/06/2019


Chris Mee Presents Employees of Carrigaline Court Hotel with Fire Warden Certificates

Chris Mee presents some of the team at Carrigaline Court Hotel Fire Warden certificates. They employees recently completed this training with CMSE Training, part of Chris Mee Group.

Fire safety training is essential in keeping the hotel staff, patrons and premises safe. By legislation, employers are required to prepare and revise adequate emergency plans and procedures. As well as such, the requirements specify that necessary measures for firefighting and the evacuation of the workplace are to be undertaken.

Read More–>17/05/2019

New Hire Announcement

Chris Mee Group welcomed John to the Dublin based Business Development team in April 2019.

In John’s previous roles within the food industry he has developed a large portfolio of new clients across Europe, resulting in substantial growth for both businesses through delivering an exceptional standard of care and service. John holds an Honours Degree in Renewable Energy and has successfully managed the Origin Green Plan for his previous employer gaining valuable certification in 2018.

From working first hand within the food industry John has seen the significance Health & Safety plays and he looks forward to assisting companies create safer working environments through Chris Mee Group’s range of services.

Read More–>13/05/2019


Chris Mee Celebrates the Achievements of the Under 16 Carrigaline United Premier Soccer Team

Chris Mee celebrates the achievements of the Under 16 Carrigaline United premier soccer team who recently travelled to compete in the Costa Daurada Cup, Easter tournament in Salou.

Under the guidance of Coach Martin Giltinan, the team did the club proud by reaching the tournament semi-final. Chris Mee Group were delighted to have sponsored the team jerseys for this tournament.

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New Hire Announcement

We at Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Ruxandra Fanning to our Little Island based CMSE Recruitment team.

Ruxandra joined the Chris Mee Group in 2019 as Recruitment Specialist. In her previous roles, Ruxandra established and managed high performing remote recruitment teams and was responsible for the expansion of the internal Recruitment team.

Ruxandra has international experience in the field of software localization, translation and transcreation which she utilised for clients including Apple.

24/04/2019–> Read More

Chris Mee Group trainees receive outstanding NEBOSH results!

Eimear Lawton (Production Manager) and Mark Mc Mahon (HR Manager) of TINE Ireland Ltd receive their NEBOSH International General Certificates in Occupational Health & Safety from Ken Long (Training Manager) and Greg Quinn (Senior Training Consultant) at the Chris Mee Group, Little Island Head Quarters.

Having successfully completed this 10 day course Eimear & Mark now have a broad understanding and knowledge of health & safety principles and practice.

17/04/2019–> Read More


Government commits to generating 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030

Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, announces the Government’s commitment to increasing the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources from 30% to 70% by 2030. Whilst speaking at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford this past weekend, Bruton noted to reporters that the commitment will require “significant changes” and the introduction of new legislation. He went on to say “We will have to strengthen our network.”

25/03/2019–> Read More

Save 25% on Your NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management with CMSE Training and Wexford Chamber Skillnet

Save 25% on Your NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management with CMSE Training and Wexford Chamber Skillnet

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

22/03/2019–> Read More

Attention Environmental and Health & Safety Graduates!

The team from CMSE Recruitment recently attended and exhibited at the 2019 IT Sligo Postgraduate Study and Job Fair.The CMSE Recruitment team were on the lookout for health and safety and environmental graduates who are interested in working in contract and permanent consultancy roles around the country and abroad. With over 20 years’ experience in recruiting & supplying EHS professionals across industries, CMSE Recruitment is an ideal partner for students at completing courses such as Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health at IT Sligo.

08/03/2019–> Read More


Carbon Calculator – How Accurate Can They Be?

Planning to use a Carbon Footprint Calculator to measure your emissions? You can just fill in a questionnaire on one of the many Carbon Footprint Calculators available online.. Easy, right?  WRONG. There’s much more to take into account.

How accurate is, or can a  Carbon Footprint Calculator be?

To put in to perspective – If you want to get a Real idea of your Carbon Footprint you will have to take so many things into account.

28/02/2019–> Read More

Navigating the Road To Safety – 2019 IOSH Southern District Conference

Today, the team from Chris Mee Group are attending and exhibiting at the 2019 IOSH Southern District Conference held at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.

The theme of the conference is “Navigating the road to safety“. The way that we work has changed drastically in the past decade due to technical advances. At today’s conference these changes, subsequent new challenges and the realities of current safety practices will be discussed.

13/02/2019–> Read More

E-waste – The Fastest growing waste stream on the planet

Each Year almost 50 million tonnes (and €55 billion) of e-waste is produced globally. This is made up of smartphones, computers, household appliances and more. Despite containing billions of dollars’ worth of reusable materials such as metals and rare earth elements, currently only 20% of electronics are being recycled.

28/01/2019–> Read More

Carbon Action Hosts a Master Class at Climate Change and Ecological Protection Initiative, Singapore.

Environmental Director at Carbon Action, Fergal Mee recently delivered the second GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Masterclass in Singapore.Over a five day period, attendees from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and India participated in training organised in conjunction with our Singaporean partners Sustinere Pte Ltd..

25/01/2019–> Read More

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

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.

21/01/2019–> Read More

Lowest number of workplace fatalities on HSA records for 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

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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.

11/12/2018–> Read More

Chris Mee Group present Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind with a Christmas Gift

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 leadbetter lives and to become more independent.

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Chris Mee Group present Field of Dreams (Down Sydrome Cork) with Christmas Gift

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.

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Taoiseach admits Ireland to drastically miss EU emission targets for 2020

Ireland is faced with paying hundreds of millions of euro in EU imposed fines or purchasing carbon credits as the country is likely to fail in its 2020 EU carbon emission reduction targets to reduce emissions by 20%.

Speaking at the Dáil, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar declares that the real reduction will be nearer to 1% in 2020 but he hopes that 2030 targets will be met. Going on to say “I am determined that we should do so for renewable energy and CO2 emissions.”

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 Construction Safety Week 2018 – Our Events and Special Offers!

Chris Mee Group are delighted to have partnered with Portwest, Charles Hughes Ltd and BAM Construction for a Construction Safety week workshop at the Bolands Mill / Google site in Dublin. The topic of the October 26th workshop was “Working at Height Safety”.

                                                                 01/11/2018 –> Read More

NISO Conference 2018

The 55th Annual NISO Health and Safety Conference was hosted by NISO South Region in Killarney on the 12th of October. MC for the conference was Chairperson of the NISO South Region and Senior Safety Consultant at Chris Mee Group Sean O’Shaughnessy.

25/10/2018 –> Read More

New Hire Announcement

We at Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Valerie Foster to our Little Island based team.

Valerie first came to Chris Mee Group in early 2018 to complete a six month Business and Marketing internship as part of her placement for MSc Management and Marketing in UCC.

Throughout this time with us, Valerie showed herself to be a highly dedicated, passionate and hard-working individual.

07/09/18 –> Read More

Chris Mee Group Behaviour Based Safety Top 5 Industry Sectors for Work-Related Illness Leave

Minister Pat Breen recently launched research findings completed by the ESRI and the HSA identifying the top 5 sectors with persistently high risks for work-related injuries and illness. The research tracks experiences over the period 2001 to 2014 using nationally representative surveys of the workforce collected by the CSO.

14/05/2018 –> Read More

Fergal Mee to Speak at “EU ETS Reform, Emissions Trading and Brexit”

Fergal Mee, Environmental Director of Chris Mee Group will partake in a panel discussion at the upcoming EU ETS Reform, Emissions Trading and Brexit workshop at Wynn’s Hotel Dublin 1. The May 1st workshop is hosted in partnership with Cork University Business School and the Environmental Research Institute (UCC) and the Environmental Research Institute (EPA).

26/04/2018 –> Read More

ISO 45001 to Aligns Workplace Safety Efforts Across the Globe

ISO 45001 to Aligns Workplace Safety Efforts across the Globe!

Global standards organisation ISO along with support from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has approved a measure which is aiming to improve workplace safety and reduce risk across the Globe.

According to ASSE, with 2.8million workplace fatalities globally per year, this voluntary consensus standard provides a framework for businesses that can increase employee safety, reduce workplace risks and improve business outcomes worldwide.

02/02/2018 –> Read More

ISO 45001 to Aligns Workplace Safety Efforts across the Globe!

Global standards organisation ISO along with support from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has approved a measure which is aiming to improve workplace safety and reduce risk across the Globe.

According to ASSE, with 2.8million workplace fatalities globally per year, this voluntary consensus standard provides a framework for businesses that can increase employee safety, reduce workplace risks and improve business outcomes worldwide.

02/02/2018 –> Read More

Bitcoin Computations Cost in CarbonBitcoin Burns Bytes – Bigtime!

Bitcoin is produced by “Miners” (people or companies), running computers all around the world. Software solves complex mathematical problems providing the producer with a line of computer code.

With the increase in Bitcoin value, the puzzles to unlock become increasingly more difficult, thus requiring more computer power to solve them.

22/01/2018 –> Read More

How does so much plastic end up in our seas?How does so much plastic end up in our seas?

Fergal Mee interviewed by RedFM. “A lot of research has been done on this, and quite a large proportion derives from washing machines, with synthetic fibres containing plastic-type materials such as polymers. Additionally, there’s large amount of plastic ending up in the sea as microplastics or beads, which are used in cosmetic products as an abrasive…”

18/01/2018 –> Click here to listen to audio

Increase in Work-RelatedA massive issue! The countdown to the bead ban begins!

Microbeads are tiny plastic particles usually less than two millimetres in diameter. These “rinse-off personal care product” beads can be found in face soaps, body washes, makeup, nail polish and even toothpaste.

15/01/2018 –> Read More

Increase in Work-RelatedIncrease in Work-Related Deaths in 2017 – HSA Release the Figures

According to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 47 people lost their lives in work related accidents in Ireland in 2017. For the 8th year running agriculture had the highest number of work related fatalities with 24. Of the 24 fatalities, 14 were men over 65 killed and one fatality was a child.

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EHA ConsultingCork to host European Maritime Day 2020!

After months of Government campaigning, Cork City has been announced as the host for 2020 European Maritime Day (EMD). This will be the first time that the event will be held in Ireland.

28/06/2017 –> Read More

Concern as Ireland is predicted to fail to meet its GHG target by wide margins!

According to projections by the EPA, Increased greenhouse gas emissions within the agricultural and transport sectors could cause Ireland to miss its EU 2020 target of reducing Greenhouse gas emissions by 20% on 2005’s figures.

10/04/2017 –> Read More

Chris Mee Group Awarded Office of Government Procurement Contract.

The Chris Mee Group is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract by the Office of Government Procurement to supply the following services to all Public Sector Bodies:

10/04/2017 –> Read More

Coal Use In The UK Hit Its Lowest Level For 150 Years.

The UK National Statistics body has confirmed in a recent report that between 1990 and 2015 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell 38%.

24/02/2017 –> Read More

EHA Consulting21% decrease in work-related deaths in 2016 – HSA release the figures.

According to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 44 people lost their lives in work related accidents in Ireland in 2016. This figure shows a drop of 21% compared to the 56 deaths in 2015.

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Chris Mee Group Announce New Occupational Health and Wellness Partnership

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce they have joined forces with Cognate Health to further influence a stronger culture of Total Employee Occupational Health and Safety Wellbeing.
23/11/2016 –> Read More

IOSH Publish Free New Occupational Health Guide

Chris Mee Group are delighted to provide this new IOSH Guide Free to your clients and partners.
27/10/2016 –> Read More

hwc2016-480x152Chris Mee Group Support European Safety Week 2016

Chris Mee Group were delighted to support this year’s European Safety Week which took place from October 24th to 28th .  This year’s theme is “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.
24/10/2016 –> Read More

Chris Mee Group Announce New Sponsorship of Crosshaven RFC

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce that they are sponsoring  Crosshaven Rugby Football Club J1 Team.
18/10/2016 –> Read More



Chris Mee Group Announce New STCW Marine Training Partnership

Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with Sea and Shore Safety Services to ensure their sea-going customers will now be able to obtain their mandatory STCW training more cost effectively and within a more efficient time frame.
18/08/2016 –> Read More

GlaxoSmithKline EHS Day 2016

EHS Day 2016 took place recently at GlaxoSmithKline Cork. The Environmental, Health and Safety day at GSK was attended by Chris Mee along with approximately 100 other guests and 300 employees.
28/07/2016 –> Read More

Have you reviewed your ATEX & EPD recently?

The term “ATEX” applies to atmospheres that are potentially explosive due to the possible presence of dusts vapours or gases that are likely to ignite or explode.
28/07/2016 –> Read More

New EEU Compulsory Maritime CO2 Declarations

Are you aware that the new regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted on 29 April 2015 and entered into force on 1 July 2015?. Are you also aware that it is now also expressly provided that the European member states will have to set up a system of penalties for failure to comply with these new obligations?
13/07/2016 –> Read More

ISO 45001 Draft International Standard Delayed

Members of the ISO 45001 work group have been notified that following a recent ballot by the participating members of the ISO committee the new international standard for occupational health and safety – ISO 45001 has failed to gain approval.
09/06/2016 –> Read More

Chris Mee Group Announce New Strategic Partnership


Two of Ireland’s leading Safety companies, The Chris Mee Group and Portwest, Charles Hughes Ltd are delighted to announce a new innovative business partnership in the safety sector.
13/05/2016 –> Read More

Chris Mee Group achieves Prestigious Environmental & Safety Accreditations

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The Chris Mee Group is delighted to announce that we recently achieved accreditation to the prestigious Environmental and Safety Management System Certifications, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
27/04/2016 –> Read More

Court of Appeal Delivers Guidance on Sufficient Level of Manual Handling Training

According to a recent article in the Health & Safety Review the Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment overturning an earlier High Court decision of employer liability and the award of €67,000 to an injured checkout operator.
23/03/2016 –> Read More

The Importance of ATEX Regulations

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The recent Antwerp port explosion and fire on the 26th February 2016, which occurred in a bunker where flammable wastes were stored, reminds us of the importance of ATEX Regulations when dealing with anywhere that an explosive atmosphere may occur.
23/03/2016 –> Read More

Remembering the past for a safe and healthy future! April 28th – Workers’ Memorial Day

workers memorial day

April 28th is an important date for anyone with an interest in the safety, health and welfare of people at work in Worldwide.
April 28th is the date every year when employer groups, individual organisations and trade unions take a moment to remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents.
25/02/2016 –> Read More


The future looks bright for solar power in Ireland – 50 Jobs to be Created at Cork Solar Energy Farm

Planning permission has been granted to Amarenco Solar for a solar energy farm at Kilmoney in County Cork. The 10.2 hectare Kilmoney project will generate sufficient energy to power 2,500 homes.
05/02/2016 –> Read More


New Regulations for Woodworking, Abrasive Wheels and Abrasive Blasting.

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2016 has been announced and will come into force on July 1st.
Following the enactment of the new regulations, the General Application Regulations will in future be cited as the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 to 2016.
05/02/2016 –> Read More


CMSE Training Announce new IOSH Approved PSDP Course.

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According to the HSA to qualify as a PSDP you must not only have familiarity with the type of construction work in-volved but also “sufficient training appropriate to the type of work, e.g. a recognised certificate, higher cer-tificate, or degree in Safety and Health awarded as part of the national framework of qualifications”.
27/01/2016 –> Read More


55 Work-related fatalities in 2015 – HSA Release the Figures.

According to official figures released by the Health and Safety Authority, in total there were 55 people killed in work-related accidents in 2015.
20/01/2016 –> Read More


CMSE Training announce new IOSH Approved Machinery Safety Course

CMSE Training now offers an IOSH approved, two day training course designed to provide you and your employees with the legislative and practical knowledge and skills required for the safe use of equipment and machinery in your workplace.
14/01/2016 –> Read More


Use Your NEBOSH Diploma to Become US Certified

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) and BCSP (the Board of Certified Safety Professionals) have announced a new agreement which will certify technical competency criteria within safety, health and environmental practitioners in the US.
08/01/2016 –> Read More


RTE Network 2 Feature CMSE Fire & Rescue Training Centre

Tested on HumansIn the RTE Network 2 two part series “Tested on Humans”, presenters radio host Keith Walsh and model/daredevil Claire Tracey were used as guinea pigs in a number of physically and emotionally challenging situations.  As one of their endurance tests Keith and Claire visited CMSE’s state of the art Fire & Rescue Training Centre in Ringaskiddy.
22/12/2015 –> Read More


CMSE Consultancy Announce New Static Survey Assessment Service


CMSE Consultancy, part of Chris Mee Group are pleased to announce the following additional service now available to our Clients; Static Survey Assessments.
09/12/2015 –> Read More


Chris Mee Group Receives Prestigious LIBA Training Company of The Year Award for 2015


At the recent LIBA Business Awards dinner in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island Cork on Nov 20th, Chris Mee Group received the Award for Training Company of the Year 2015.   This is a very prestigious award and the competition was very strong this year, as it has been in recent years.
01/12/2015 –> Read More



HSA Launches New Hard-Hitting Construction Sector TV Ad

HSA ADThe Health and Safety Authority is launching a new awareness raising campaign aimed at tackling the rising fatality rate and level of injuries in the construction sector.  A new graphic TV ad titled – “Building is hard. Rebuilding is harder.” is now running across a range of channels including RTE, TV3, TG4, Sky and Channel 4
30/11/2015 –> Read More



Your December 5th Deadline is Passed!

AuditChecklistMainDo You Need to  Comply With Energy Efficiency Regulations Audit Requirements?

Are you aware that under Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) if your business qualified then you were required to have an assessment completed and reported to EPA by 5ih December 2015?  19/11/2015 –> Read More


New Free Online Emission Trading Systems (ETS) Course

Carbon Action, part of  Chris Mee Group, are delighted to support this initiative.  A project of the European Commission, this course is designed for anyone with an interest in how ETSs work, and may be particularly useful for policy makers and other environmental professionals.
18/11/2015 –> Read More



Road Traffic Victims’ World Day of Remembrance

Mark Your calendar – Sunday 15th November 2015 is Road Traffic Victims’ World Day of Remembrance.

Did you know that according to RSA statistics over 23,752 people have been killed on roads in the Republic of Ireland since records began in 1959?

Chris Mee Group has joined the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD, the Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána, Fire & Rescue Services, Local Authorities and road safety groups to call on all road-users to join the international community to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday 15th November 2015.
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CMG Sponsor Carrigaline United AFC U-18 Girls Team

Chris Mee Group are delighted to sponsor a First Aid Kit for the Carrigaline United U-18 Girls Team for the coming 2015-2016 season.

Pictured : Ken Dennehy (U18 Team Coach), Kayleigh Dennehy (U18S Player) and Tara Byrne – Occupational Health Adviser with Chris Mee Group.

09/11/2015 –> Read More


Boom Sprayer Courses – November 26th Deadline

Boom Sprayer TrainingNovember 26th, 2015 is the deadline day whereby Under new legislation all farmers must be trained and registered with the Department of Agriculture to be professional users of pesticides

To ensure compliance, farmers can should partake in the Boom Sprayer Training Course and then register with the Department of Agriculture.
05/10/2015 –> Read More

The Importance of CSCS Training

Irish Guide DogsAn articulated dump truck recently split in half whilst pulling a windmill up a hill on a construction site in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
It has since come to light that one of the operators involved in the incident had false qualification documentation.
17/09/2015 –> Read More


Chris Mee Group Raise €7,500 for the Irish Guide Dogs

Irish Guide DogsChris Mee Group were delighted to make a presentation of €7,500 to the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind, as part of their sponsorship of the Irish Guide Dogs “Finding Their Feet” campaign. The company, headquartered in Little Island, committed to raising the funds in order to cover the annual training costs of a Guide Dog puppy named ‘Riley’.
31/08/2015 –> Read More


Maritime Industry Awards 2015

CMSE Maritime Industry Awards 2015CMSE / Chris Mee Group were recently nominated for the “Excellence In Maritime Education & Training Award” at the 2015 Maritime Industry Awards.
The Awards are seen by those in the maritime and marine industry as representing the very best individuals and organisations within Ireland’s maritime sector.
01/07/2015 –> Read More


Carrauntoohil Climb in aid of the Irish Guid Dogs for the Blind

Carrauntoohil climbOn Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 100 people from all corners of the country gathered in Cronins Yard at the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks. Organised by CMSE / Chris Mee Group, these people came to climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind.
10/06/2015 –> Read More


Certificate of Excellence in Innovation

cmse certificate of excellence in innovationChris Mee Group receives Certificate of Excellence in Innovation from InterTradeIreland’s Challenge Programme. InterTradeIreland’s Challenge Programme was created to assist business owners to learn and apply the most effective ways of generating, marketing and launching new products and services.
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Boston Marathon fundraising

cmse stephen white boston marathonChris Mee Group are very proud to have been able to assist in the fundraising efforts of GAA star Stephen White from Ballygarvan , Co Cork who will run in this year’s Boston Marathon.
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Chris Mee Group are delighted to announce our Sponsorship Partnership with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for the coming year.

Irish Guide Dogs PartnershipChris Mee Group has decided to take part in the charity’s “Finding their Feet” scheme which will raise the money to train a Guide dog through his first year of training. In return for our involvement we have already had the opportunity to choose a name for our sponsored Pup. After an office wide vote we finally decided on the name Riley.
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Chris Mee Group and Willis Risk Services are delighted to announce a new strategic Risk Management Partnership.

Willis Risk Management PartnershipThe partnership with Willis Risk Services strengthens CMSE / the Chris Mee Group’s position in an ever-growing and competitive market. Willis Risk Services operate a Risk Management division, identifying, analysing and controlling strategic business risk.
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The Ambulance Service in Ireland

A controversial report by a UK Consultancy company has stated that the cost of running the Ambulance service in Ireland is significantly higher than in the UK:Irish ambulance service
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To all CMSE / Chris Mee Group clients and friends at New Year 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients and friends for your valued custom in 2014.2015 new year
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Wishing all of our customers a Happy and Safe Christmas

christmasThe Chris Mee Group would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued custom throughout 2014.
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New Year, New Career

new-careerStart the New Year with a New Career.
If you are considering a new career for 2015, then why not check out our vacant roles on our website
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Safety at Christmas

Christmas-tree-safety-infographicChristmas is a wonderful time of preparation and anticipation within the home.
The festive season is supposed to bring joy and happiness but unfortunately it also brings disaster to many households. Every year thousands of people around the world require hospital treatment after being injured by their Christmas decorations!
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