4site awarded prestigious Silver award by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for outstanding health and safety practices

Drone technology now contributing to safety and wellbeing of the 4site team

4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, has received a Silver award in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a British charity that aims to save lives and prevent life-changing injuries which occur as a result of accidents. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives 2,000+ entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin and the UK, 4site received the prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff and customers arrive home safely at the end of the working day. The company will be presented with the award during a ceremony in the UK in June. For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards.

4site employs over 80 highly skilled professionals, the majority of which are qualified engineers and technicians, to design, survey, build and maintain world-class fibre and wireless telecommunications networks across Ireland, the UK and further afield. 4site team adapt technology, tools and processes to deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services for clients such as Vodafone, CityFibre, Three, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Imagine and CommScope.

The business has a dedicated Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager, David Healy, who ensures continued compliance with all required Health, Safety, Environment and Quality legislation. He also ensures that training, education and mentoring are core facets at all levels of safety management in the organisation.

The work conducted by the 4site team involves surveying acres of land on a daily basis and creating innovative engineering solutions to ensure the delivery of significant major infrastructural developments. 4site works on a continual basis to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their team while they engage in this activity.

For example, the company uses drone and camera technology to survey inaccessible locations, roof top sites, towers, masts and mountainous terrain, eliminating the need for employees to physically access these areas. The use of drones for surveying is also reducing the requirement for working at height or climbing on many telecoms’ structures.

Speaking about the award, Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site said:4site are delighted to receive a Silver Award in the RoSPA Awards 2019. As a first-time entrant we are very proud of the achievement and the hard work put in by our employees to maintain a safe workplace for their colleagues and customers. We will be aiming for a Gold Award in 2020!”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said:The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar for a number of years. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

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