Damien Petticrew, our Managing Director took part in a panel discussion on ‘Preventing Mental Ill-Health’ at the CIF’s Safety Summit this week. It is a topic somewhat overlooked by the construction industry, yet Construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than from a fall from height. This indicates that whilst the industry is doing well with regards to safety, not enough is being done to recognise and promote employee’s health. This year CJK introduced the Employee Assistance Programme to provide an outlet for our employees and their families to talk about issues in confidence without the worry of financial strain. Along with all the advantages of a career in the construction industry, like with any career path there are disadvantages; the idea of ‘community’ in the Construction Industry can be somewhat of a myth as employees move from site to site, many with different crews and almost certainly with multiple different contractors from different companies. On site, unrealistic programs are putting stress on all sectors of the Construction Industry, balancing supply and demand are problematic. Overseas workers have additional problems, loneliness, language barriers, home sickness, working hours, housing and quality of life, all which can have negative effects on someone’s mental health. The panel discussion was a great opportunity to highlight such issues in the industry and get people thinking about how we can resolve these issues and create an environment that’s not just safe for our employees but one that is healthy.
Conor Kearney, Founder of CJK and former Apprentice Electrician explaining the Electrical Apprenticeship programme to interested students at the Coolmine Community School’s Career Fair last night. It was a great opportunity for the company to showcase the benefits of serving your time.
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European Vocational Skills Week ran from the 5th to the 9th of November. The week is aimed at promoting apprenticeships and the valuable skills acquired from learning a trade. With this in mind CJK attended the DNWAP Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in Finglas Youth Resource Centre and Ballymun Civic Office during the week to promote apprenticeships in CJK and show the potential career paths after completing an apprenticeship. There was a great response to CJK’s stand, with a lot of interest from potential applicants and schools interested in hosting a presentation from CJK about the construction industry.
CJK took part in Construction Safety Week running from the 22nd to the 26th of October. The week saw Toolbox Talks take place on site with a different focus each day, the safety themes of the week were Working Safely at Height, Positive Mental Health, Working Safely Near Utilities, Working Safely with Hazardous Substances and finally, Working Safely with Vehicles. There was a great response from all the team to the various talks throughout the week.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Coyne as Construction Director of CJK. Tom joined CJK in May 2015 and had been a senior Contracts Manager during that time. Tom has a wealth of experience both in Ireland and the UK. Tom took up his new role on the 1st September and his main tasks will be to support the development of CJK’s growing business whilst at the same time help develop the team.
Ross and the CJK Maintain team recently completed work on Bel Cibo, Greenougue for another satisfied customer. “Service and Quality are a cornerstone of Bel Cibo. Our aim is to focus on our customers and to deliver on our promises. When we needed help in meeting our deadline to open our new Bel Cibo premises in Greenougue, CJK Maintain provided us with the expertise and resources to make this happen. I was delighted to see that Service and Quality are a priority for CJK Maintain also!” Darryl Egan, Bel Cibo.
Conor Kearney and Deborah Tighe, HR manager recently presented to the senior students of Ringsend College about apprenticeships in CJK. It is great to get the opportunity to speak about the electrical engineering industry and provide students with career options that are not just limited to third level education. The students were shown the potential career path of an apprentice electrician. Thanks to Ringsend College for facilitating our presentation. We left the college, confident that there was future apprentice electricians in the room.
CJK’s recently qualified Electrician Marc Stokes pictured here with CJK Director Aidan Bird shortly after receiving his certificate from DIT for his “Best Overall Academic Performance in Phase 6 – Standards Based Electrical Apprenticeship, for the Academic Session 2016-2017”. This was a fantastic achievement for Marc and everybody at CJK was extremely proud of him. We are sure Marc will go on to make a great Electrician and a very important member of the CJK team going forward. Well done Marc!! #CJKEngineering
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