JACK HENNESSY AND CO.
Professional Safety Engineers
Risk Management Consultants

 

   

Non-exhaustive list of projects where Jack Hennessy & Co. have provided safety engineering / risk management services:

Sole reviewer (on behalf of Wexford County Council) of Irish Local Government Management Services Board, Policy and Procedure for Work at Height, a document produced for all local authorities in Ireland.

Appraisal of approval and control of civils and rigging contractors; review of safe systems of work at height, climbing, emergency and rescue procedures; review of training and choice of fall arrest equipment. Review of documentation and records. Appraisal of risk management for retrofit of fall protection systems.

Wind Energy

Project Supervisor Design and Construction.
Design safe systems of work for development of windfarms, including ducting, roadworks, preparation of site, hard stands, set-down areas and foundations.
Preparation of method statements for construction of foundations.
Review of turbine supplier and installer documentation, including work instructions and method statements, O&Ms and safety files.
Development of safe working procedures for blade inspections and blade exchanges.
Preparation of safety documentation for construction of 20 – 110kV substations, and developing protocols and procedures for the operation of 110kV substations post-construction.


Health and Safety Authority – Wind Farm Safety
Developed, coordinated and delivered a wind farm safety awareness training day for H.S.A. inspectors, including site visit and nacelle inspection, consisting of three major elements: safety during construction of the windfarm; operation and maintenance safety; and sub-station safety.

Legal Work
We have has investigated accidents, prepared reports and opinions, and given expert witness on behalf of clients defending actions at Circuit and High Court in Ireland. Those cases have varied from road traffic accidents at roadworks, to personal injury cases arising out of incidents on construction sites.  We have also given expert witness at arbitration hearings and CPO assessments.

Ghost Estates and Incomplete Construction Projects
We have provided expert opinion to local authorities and receivers in relation to risk mitigation and remediation. Many of these sites fall outside the jurisdiction of the Health and Safety Authority as works are not ongoing, so it can be a contentious area.
 

Auditing
Our principal was retained for five years as a Technical Expert (BS OHSAS 18001), and Lead Auditor by a leading national certification and inspection body (Management Systems Certification, Ireland). Subsequently retained for another two years by an international certification and inspection body, he specialises in auditing telecommunications, utilities, construction, civil engineering and project management companies.
We are experts in auditing safety management systems within complex organisations, in addition to defining and implementing management systems which are easy to manage and give benefit to the organisation.


Non-exhaustive list of projects to date:
Utilities, Power Generation - live works marked (L)
 

Project Supervisor Design Process, SSE Galway Wind Park, 169MW
(in addition to acting as PSDP, we are providing advice to SSE on construction safety)
Senior safety engineering consultant to Amey plc, ESB 220kV GIS Project, Knockanure, Co Kerry, Ireland.(L)
Senior safety engineering consultant to ENERCON GmbH:
E101 97m concrete/steel tower WEC project for Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Cork, Ireland;
Ballywater Blade Exchange and Ballywater Hub Exchange Projects, Co Wexford, Ireland;
Dunbeg Wind Farm, Limavady, Co Derry, Ireland;
Ballycurreen Wind Farm, Ring, Co Waterford, Ireland;
Kill Hill Wind Farm, Co Tipperary, Ireland; and
Lettergunnet/Letterpeak Wind Farm, Co Galway, Ireland.
Compliance monitoring and development of method statements for the control rooms refurbishment of ESB Turlough Hill, pumped storage hydro-electric station. (L)
Development of Project Supervisor Design Process Philosophy and Methodology, and Statement of Competency (as PSDP) for Enercon GmbH, Germany.
Post-construction inspection and review of procedures at Moanmore Windfarm (7 nr. 2MW E70 turbines), Co Clare, Ireland for Enercon GmbH.
Post-construction inspection and review of procedures at Carrigcannon Windfarm (10 nr. 2.3MW E70 turbines), Co Cork, Ireland for Enercon GmbH.
Preparation of safety documentation for Irish Wind Farm Operations for Gustav-A. Neeb & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany (Heavy Lift Operations).
Preparation of safety documentation for Irish and UK Wind Farm Operations for Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG, Westerstede, Germany (Foundations).
Preparation of Safety Method Statements and Risk Assessments for rigging and de-rigging of Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 and Liebherr LTM 1750-8.1 Mobile Telescopic Cranes on behalf of Gustav-A. Neeb & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany for windfarm operations in Ireland and the UK.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage, Castledockrell-Bolamore 41.4 MW Windfarm (18 nr. E70 83m turbines) and associated works including the construction of 110kV sub-station at Castledockrell, Co Wexford and over 13km of public roadworks and 9km of on-site roadworks and trenching.

Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Cloghboola, Co Kerry, 36.8 MW Windfarm (16 nr. E82 turbines) and associated works, including 8km of on-site roadworks and the construction of a 110kV sub-station.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Faughery, Co Leitrim, 9 MW Windfarm (3 nr. E82 turbines) and associated works.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Tullynamoyle East, Co Leitrim, 13.8 MW Windfarm, and associated works.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Ballagh, Co Limerick, 6 MW Windfarm and associated works.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Killin Hill Windfarm, Co Donegal.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordination, Glanaruddery, Co Kerry, 36 MW Windfarm and associated works, including on-site roadworks and the construction of a 38kV sub-station and ducting to connect to the national grid.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage, Ballycadden, Co Wexford, 24.2 MW Windfarm (9 nr. E82 turbines) and associated works, including 10km of public roadworks.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage, Ballywater, Co Wexford, 42MW Windfarm 110kV Cable Rerouting Project.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage, Ballywater, Co Wexford, 42 MW Windfarm Blade Exchange Project.
Project Supervisor Design Process, Ballyduff Windfarm, Ferns, Co Wexford.
Project Supervisor Design Process and Project Supervisor Construction Stage, Hub Exchange project, Bolamore Windfarm, Co Wexford.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordinator, Phase 1, roadworks – cable laying and jointing, Gibbett Hill Windfarm, Bunclody, Co Wexford.
Project Supervisor Construction Stage Coordinator, roadworks – cable laying and jointing; construction of on site roads, hard stands, and electrical sub-station, Ballyduff Windfarm, Ferns, Co Wexford.
Project Supervisor Design and Construction, Ballywater Windfarm Hub Exchange Project, Co Wexford.
Development of safe operating procedures and manuals for several of the above wind farms.


Utilities, Power Distribution  - live works marked (L)
 

ESB 110/220kV GIS Project, Belcamp, Dublin.
ESB 400kV GIS Project, Moneypoint, Co Clare.(L)


Construction of Moneypoint 400kV GIS


Arrival of largest transformer in Ireland to Moneypoint
(video courtesy Robert LeRoux).
Station constructed by our client, Seán Lacey Ltd.
Senior Safety Engineer for the project - Jack Hennessy.

ESB 220kV GIS Project, Knockanure, Co Kerry.(L)
ESB 110kV GIS Project, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare.(L)
ESB Minor Civils Works, Maynooth 220kV, Co Kildare.(L)
ESB Minor Civils Works, Dunstown 400kV, Co Kildare.(L)
ESB 220kV GIS Project, Carrickmines, Co Dublin.(L)
ESB 110kV GIS Project, Screebe, Co Galway.(L)
ESB 110kV GIS Project, Fortunestown, Co Dublin.
ESB minor remedials project, Stephenstown, Co Dublin.(L)
ESB 110kV Extensions and upgrades to Cookstown and Citywest Stations, Co Dublin.(L)
ESB 38kV Station upgrade, Killinick, Co Wexford.L
ESB 38kV Station upgrade, Tullow, Co Carlow.(L)
ESB 220kV Station upgrade, Raffeen, Co Cork.
MV Development 110kV ESB Station, Arklow, Co Wicklow.(L)
2 nr 63MVA Transformers & 38kV Busbar Uprate at Carlow 110kV Station.(L)
Single storey extension to Clonmel ESB Depot.
220kV Upgrade and Extensions to GIS, Inchicore, Dublin.(L)
110kV Upgrade Works, Cookstown, Dublin.(L)
110kV Upgrade Works, Carrickmines.(L)
ESB Marina, Cork, disposal of contaminated materials.
Remedial works project ESB 110kV, Screebe, Co Galway.(L)
Improvement works, ESB station, Stephenstown, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.(L)
Citywest Double Circuit, ESB Citywest, Dublin.(L)
Bases and plinths project, ESB Kilcullen 400kV, Co Kildare.(L)
Ducting project, Maynooth 220kV, Co Kildare.(L)
Construction of new offices and depot, ESB Networks, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy.


Conversant with ESB Networks CMP 13.
ESB Networks Stations Handbook 1.
ESB Powergen Green Card
Competent Person, Northern Ireland Electricity.
 


Local Authorities, Project Supervisor Construction Stage
New County Hall Project, Wexford
Gorey Civic Offices, Gorey, Co Wexford
Castlemoyle Water Tower Lightning Protection System Project, New Ross, Co Wexford.

Local Authorities, Project Supervisor Design Process
New County Hall Project, Wexford
Riverchapel Community Complex
Refurbishment of public housing for the Housing Department, Wexford County Council.
Construction of new public housing schemes in Co Wexford, 2000-2004.
Castlemoyle Water Tower Lightning Protection System Project, New Ross, Co Wexford.
Limerick Regeneration Demolition Framework (JV with Phoenix Environmental Safety Ltd.)

Local Authorities, other advises
Consultant to Wexford County Council road engineering team liaising with the H.S.A. in relation to the Improvement Notices which were issued to local authorities by the H.S.A. and which culminated in the judgement of Hedigan, J: Cork County Council –v– Health and Safety Authority and another. [2008] IEHC 304.

Wexford County Council, Housing Department:
Conduct an audit of safety procedures, with particular reference to how Wexford County Council discharges its duties as Client, Designer and Project Supervisor Design Stage under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act and the Construction Regulations.
Drafting preliminary safety plans for housing projects at Ballindaggin, Bannow, Castlebridge, Campile, and Gorey.
Site safety inspections.
Audit of Project Supervisors Construction Stage on Wexford County Council sites.
Advises re. non-compliant Project Supervisor Construction Stage and liaison with H.S.A.

Wexford County Council, Roads Department:
Provide workshops, seminars and training for engineering staff; and opinions and advises to senior management in relation to roadworks.
Drafting preliminary safety plan templates for use by council engineers.
Prepare & deliver briefing paper on Construction Regulations 2006, new Safety Act 2005,
duties of Project Supervisors Design & Construction to WCC Engineers.
Audit of Council’s safety management system for direct labour works.
Realignment of N30 at Ballymackesy, Co Wexford.
Realignment of R741 at Smith’s Cross, Ballycanew, Co Wexford.

Wexford County Council, Environment Department:
Drafting preliminary safety plan template for use by council engineers.

Wexford Borough Council:
Advises to and liaison with Borough Engineer re. demolition of unsafe structures.
Preparation of safety management system for grave digging.

Wexford County Council:
Developing emergency plans and ancillary safety statements for new County Hall, Wexford.

Carlow County Council, Water Services and Environmental Section:
Drafting preliminary safety plan templates for use by council engineers.
Drafting SOP for emergency procedures on site.
Drafting method statement for cutting of ACM watermains.
Devise a safety management system for use by area engineers in undertaking the duties
of Project Supervisors Design Stage.
Draft safety inspection checksheets for use by area engineers inspecting contractors.
Draft developed Safety & Health Plan for discussion purposes with Senior Engineer.
Prepare & deliver briefing paper on Construction Regulations, new Safety Act 2005, duties of Project Supervisors Design & Construction to CCC Engineers.
Preparation of preliminary safety plans for major infrastructure projects at Tullow and Carlow.

Carlow County Council, Roads Department:
Preparation of preliminary safety plans for pavement improvement works on NRA roads and
2 nr. bridge refurbishment works on the N80.

Limerick City Council:
We acted as Project Supervisor Design Process on the Limerick Regeneration Demolition Framework. The scope of work included asbestos surveys and air monitoring, preparation of preliminary safety plans, design risk assessments and safety files; in addition to acting for Limerick City Council in undertaking compliance monitoring on the demolition works. We were in association with Phoenix Environmental Safety Ltd. for this project.

Accident Investigation
Sample of accidents investigated:
Carpenter amputated thumb when operating a chop saw.
Fatality at roadworks in Co Dublin.
Piling rig striking 10kV underground cables when sheet piling.
Continuous flight auger piling rig striking 10kV underground cable.
Striking fibre cables adjacent to 110kV underground cables.
Road traffic accidents at roadworks.
Carpenter falling from scaffold which he had adjusted himself.
Teleporter brakes failing causing teleporter to run out of control on steep slope and subsequently overturn.
Piling rig operator crushing thumb in a hammer gate.
Members of the public tripping and falling over streetworks barriers.
Member of the public being struck by an articulated truck adjacent to roadworks.
Collapse of precast concrete stairs during installation.
Collapse of fiberglass flag pole in an urban area.
Collapse of excavator during formwork operations adjacent to river.
Provision of advises to wind farm owner in the aftermath of the collapse of a Nordex N80 R60 Beta wind turbine generator in Northern Ireland.
Leg injury caused by operative being run over by the track of an excavator.

Crane incidents:
Unintentional release of tower crane hoisting rope onto busy street during replacement.
Tower crane failing to danger and load traveling outside site when controls failed.
Collapse of 90T mobile telescopic crane during piling operation.
Overturning of 130T mobile telescopic crane due to driver error / ground conditions.
Collapse of 50T mobile telescopic crane during removal of formwork (UK).
Design for Construction Safety
Designing for Construction Safety is a process in which engineers and architects explicitly consider the safety of construction and maintenance workers during the design process. As Project Supervisor Design Process we engage with designers early in the process to ensure projects can be constructed safely, and that post-construction safety for routine maintenance and cleaning is achieved.

Additionally, we advise designers in the preparation of design risk assessments, in addition to preparing preliminary safety & health plans, drafting opinions on construction accidents, and the provision of advises to project supervisors for design process.

General Building and Civils Contracts
We have been involved with numerous prestigious projects under the following headings:
Golf (K Club, Carton House, Druid’s Glen, Druid’s Heath, Wexford, The Curragh, Bray.)
Institutional / Public Works
Hotels
Industrial
Commercial / Retail
Residential
Demolition