One of our main objectives is to operate safely, without risk to our employees, customers, public and general environment. As we place a huge emphasis on health and safety, our safety officer ensures that all personnel are trained and properly equipped for each project we undertake, no matter how big or small, so that each job is carried out in the safest way possible.
Before any project starts, a Risk Assessment, Method Statement and Safe Plan of Action is drawn up to ensure safe working conditions. All road works are supported by comprehensive traffic management plans, and we regularly act as PSCS and PSDS on behalf of our customers.
One of greatest challenges is to ensure that our company’s culture in relation to health and safety remains one of openness, diligence, and continuous improvement. Our daily activities are highly dangerous, with serious manual handling risks, confined space entry risks, chemical handling risks, infection risk from handling sewerage and organic wastes, and machinery operation risks.
We constantly encourage feedback from our employees and our customers, in order to continuously improve our standards and service offering. We provide a number of in-house certified training programmes including manual training, working from heights and confined space entry.
Meet Sean the AQS Health and Safety Superhero
Name: Sean Slattery
Super Powers: Approachability
Sean Would most like to have the power to: Mind bending
About Sean: Sean joined AQS as Health and Safety Manager five years ago and has been working hard with colleagues to further develop its safety culture ever since.
Achievement of the OHSAS 18001 standard is an example of success already achieved. AQS has just 40 employees. But it aims high in working with some of the biggest businesses in Ireland.
Where can you find Sean: The AQS head office, now based in KilKenny
Sealing and repairs works on a grease bin consisting of rebuilding base damage and sealing fiberglass unit using structure injection and reinforcement.
Using the appropriate personal protective equipment, we cordoned off the work area with barrier tape and signage.
The culvert on the motorway was completely blocked. Water was unable to pass through the foul and storm lines due to a vast amount of stone, grit and materials.
This was one of the larger reservoirs in the Irish Water network. AQS Solutions was commissioned to clean and de-sludge the reservoir for the first time in a while.