In recent years H&MV began hosting an informative and participative day for all employees in the first week of January. 2018’s event proved to be one of the Company’s most successful team days to date.

All employees were invited to attend and both PJ Flanagan and John Stokes launched the event with heartfelt thanks for everybody’s dedication, participation and support in 2017. Following on from this, the Company’s updated Safety Rules & Regulations were launched and each employee appraised of changes and innovations. Mike Collins, EHS Manager outlined his aspirations for Health & Safety for the year ahead. H&MV boast of zero lost time accidents since the Company’s inception in 1997.

Individual employees received SOR (Safety Observation Report) prizes recognising their valuable inputs. Mike Collins outlined the importance of the initiative and highlighted the mobile phone app that was also available for download.

H&MV were delighted to secure the highly acclaimed Theatre at Work production company. An interactive session, a behavioural workshop led by Theatre at Work, entitled “The Mousehole” invited audience participation. The workshop focused on the drastic consequences of taking safety shortcuts and was based on a real-life fatal incident at an oilrig. The profound effects of the incident were felt by everybody in the room.

A short interval followed. Participants were then offered key information in relation to SOLAS for H&MV apprentices as well as information pertaining to CWPS pensions scheme by relevant industry professionals.

After a brief break for lunch, Tipperary All Star Hurler, John Leahy presented to the group. John spoke about the Effects of Alcohol on Work & Sports Performance. John drew from professional and personal experiences and threw it open to the room to finish with audience questions.

Hugh O’Donnell of Ingenium chaired the final session of the day with Ex Ireland, British Lions and Munster Rugby Player David Wallace. Hugh invited David to outline the highs and lows of his career, along with his personal and professional motivators and this brought the day to an end.

Again thank you to all involved in organising such a rewarding, energising and enjoyable day.

“Together for 2018!”