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‘Our people are what the industry is built on’ – Michael O’Connor, Group EHS Director
Michael O’Connor, Mercury’s Group EHS Director was recently interviewed by the Business Post, speaking about Mercury’s dedication to the highest levels of safety and the efforts we are making to digitise our safety measures to ensure our processes are future-proof.
Mercury is highly committed to innovation and our multi-disciplinary Digital Edge team are engaging in multiple live and trial processes across the group in key areas such as safety, quality and modern methods of construction.
Michael provided insights into his career to date, how Mercury’s geo-resilience empowered us to operated throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and also spoke about how our teams work with our clients and supply-chain partners to ensure compliance with the Mercury way, and local legislation across all of the jurisdictions in which we operate.
‘Our people are what the industry is built on as they build it! We need to improve the communication loop to a point where a click of a button tells us there is a perceived unsafe act or condition that has been paused and needs review by EHS. Geo resilience is critical for all businesses and in Mercury our structure was a godsend during the pandemic.’ – Michael O’Connor, Group EHS Director.
Michael O’Connor was interviewed by the Business Post ahead of World Construction Safety Week 2021 and also featured as guest panelist at the CIF Health & Safety Summit 2021.
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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