OHSS Safety Consultants - Case Study: Irish Industrial Explosives

10 Sep 2018

OHSS Safety Consultants - Case Study: Irish Industrial Explosives

At OHSS, we offer the full spectrum of occupational services from asbestos removal, training in asbestos regulations, asbestos abatement, risk assessments and a lot more besides. To illustrate the broad scope of the work that we do, we point you towards work we completed for Ireland’s leading supplier of explosives - IIE.


IIE supply explosives to the construction industry, for use in extraction and blasting and they tasked us with reviewing the activity of their engineers, so as to guarantee that best practice was being followed, legal obligations were being met and their company procedures were being followed.


As part of these works, we:


  • Performed a site assessment, with feedback

  • Formulated an audit programme

  • Reported directly to each team manager


We created a bespoke audit, unique to IIE that was designed to evaluate and measure the awareness of company procedures, legal obligations and best practice amongst the company’s explosive engineering staff. The audit was carried out with a view to enhancing pre existing knowledge and to assist IIE engineers in working as safely as possible - something that is clearly necessary when dealing with explosive substances.


The audit was carried out over several days and was ultimately viewed as a worthwhile exercise, as senior management within IIE expressed that they had renewed confidence that all necessary procedures were being carried out and that best practice was being followed.


At OHSS, we are known across Ireland as being one of the country’s leading asbestos companies, but our field of expertise is far wider than just that. If you’d like to see our occupational hygiene services in full and how they can be used to help your business, you can find out lots of information on our website www.ohss.ie.


Alternatively, if you’d like some advice on anything described here or about occupational hygiene in general, give our friendly team a call now on 01 6905907. They’re ready and waiting to help you in any way we can.




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