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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.

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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”.

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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.

08/01/2018 –> Read More

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

workers memorial day

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.

Irish Guide Dogs

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.
13/11/2015 –> Read More

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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