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Tom Parlon CIF Safety Week 2019
Tom Parlon, Director General of CIF visits Mercury Offsite Facility for Safety Week 2019
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  29th Oct, 2019  /  News, Environmental, Health & Safety

On Friday, 25 October 2019, Tom Parlon, the Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) was welcomed by Seán McCarthy, Pre Fabrication Workshop Facility Manager and Mercury EHS manager, Michael O Connor to Mercury’s offsite manufacturing facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland last Friday to close European Safety Week 2019.

Tom Parlon of CIF speaking at Mercury's Offsite Facility
Tom Parlon of CIF speaking at Mercury’s Offsite Facility

Mercury has been a huge supporter of this initiative since its inception and has previously provided detailed content for safety week that has been utilised across the industry to drive safety standards and culture forward.

Mercury was delighted to provide a full tour of the offsite facility to Tom Parlon, demonstrating the pre fabrication process and outlining how safety and quality, used in combination with BIM, have changed the industry positively over the last number of years. Mercury demonstrated its workshops, equipment, high spec clean room and ability to safely manufacture world class quality mechanical and electrical skids and components for transport right across Europe, during the visit. Michael O’Connor then introduced Tom to Mercury’s team. Paul Murphy, EHS Manager for Fire Protection, presented a toolbox talk on Mercury’s proactive trending and the importance of intervening where there is the perceived presence of an unsafe act or condition.

Mercury's Offsite Fabrication Team with Tom Parlon of CIF

Tom then spoke very openly about his career and commitment to safety and the environment and also complimented Mercury’s team for the conditions and culture that were outstanding. Michael also complimented the team on their consistent safe performance and related safe mobile phone use while driving personal vehicles to choosing to work safely even when nobody present to supervise. “Ultimately, the choice to work safely is personal and no one wants to have to call a loved one with news of an unnecessary incident that was 100% preventable”, said Michael O’Connor. Sean McCarthy closed out the interactive toolbox talks with praise for Mercury’s team’s commitment to safety and reminded all staff to continue to remain vigilant against complacency at all times.

“Mercury would like to thank Tom for his time, brilliant presentation and his interactions with our Mercury’s who appreciated his openness, honesty and feedback”, stated Michael O’Connor.

Health & Safety at Mercury

We are dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards of Health & Safety. Safety is embedded in our DNA, it is the Mercury way – from design to construction, commissioning and handover – our safety processes ensure adequate coordination and communication to enable our projects to be constructed safely. Our team understand that by sticking to the safe coordinated plan we can guarantee that our team get home safely to their families at the end of every day.

Safety is personal and our team intervene proactively to ensure compliance day by day and hour by hour. We respect our workforce and they respect our management as an integrated team with a common goal – to get home safe each day. Through our Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) policies and procedures, we ensure an industry leading project delivery every time and most importantly – the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.



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