We want to go far further [than the regulations]… Coyle Group thinks the same way.

ESBI provide engineering and safety services support on Generation station overhauls. These projects entail anything from minor to major overhaul and provide key challenges in safety management.

Gavin[Coyle] has supplied competent EHS personnel to support our role in safety management in key project positions. Coyle Group also supplied EHS talent to our Windfarm construction operations.

We find his people very flexible (times, shifts, locations, etc) but also highly adaptive.

At this stage, with a worldwide reputation, ESBI is far beyond doing the legal minimum. Safety law offers just that a minimum standard. We want to go far further, making all our plants safer while ensuring our staff and contractors go home without incident. Signs are that Coyle Group thinks the same way”.

Liam Mannion, Health & Safety Manager, ESBI

“In 2011 ESB Poolbeg Combined Cycle underwent a mid-life refurbishment of its generating plant. Coyle Group provided a site Safety Officer to support this very significant undertaking. This service provision covered planning, execution, commissioning and project closeout. The singular focus of the Safety Officer was to ensure that the outage was completed without injury.

To put the scope of the work in context, this outage represented the most concentrated maintenance activity that the station will undergo in its lifetime.

What particularly marked the service provided by Gavin Coyle as successful was the supportive, pragmatic and involved approach to safety – the focus was always about offering support and advice and never about ‘catching’ people out.

A very effective safety communications process was put in place, including a 15 minute ‘safety only’ meeting where all site parties could contribute to a discussion on the upcoming activities for the day with safety of peer workers to the fore in peoples thoughts. From start to finish safety was seen as an essential part of project activity, it was never seen as a burden. The people skills and commitment levels demonstrated by Coyle Group contributed in no small part to the safe completion of this very challenging project”.

Tom Gill, ESB Plant Manager, Poolbeg Powerstation – Ireland

Gavin Coyle offers a fresh pair of eyes: he will often spot the potential for hazard”

“Gavin Coyle and the team have given us valuable safety insight over the years, working mainly on our windfarms but also on conventional power station projects.

Power generation is an exciting, dynamic business, but it need not be a dangerous one. At Energia we are immensely proud of our safety record: our managers and workers are happy to share much of the credit with Gavin Coyle and his team”.

Brian Linton, Projects Director, Energia

For personnel:

“Viridian Group Ltd (Power NI and Energia) have been working with Coyle group successfully for over 5 years, when we needed a top class HSO to lead the development of our H&S processes within our development team, Coyle Group were able to understand our requirements thoroughly and delivered a solution quickly. One thing we like is their clear, direct and honest communication.  They have been a major partner in the development and improvement of our health and safety performance and we would recommend that people who need exceptional H&S personnel to contact Coyle Group first.”

Neil Morrow BSc MSc CMIOSH

Viridian Group Health and Safety

For Consultancy:

“Viridian Group Ltd (Power NI and Energia) has been developing our health and safety management system to define, set and measure goals with the end objective of consistently improving our performance. We have been working with Coyle group successfully for over 5 years and their technical knowledge and multi-disciplinary approach has allowed us to collectively evaluate many methods and techniques. With their help we have been able to create an appropriate strategy to improve our H&S performance. Coyle Group’s technical ability and their understanding of our business is why we will continue to use them in the future.”

Neil Morrow BSc MSc CMIOSH

Viridian Group Health and Safety

Innogy Renewables UK Ltd

“The bespoke health and safety legal training that Gavin Coyle developed and delivered was excellent!  The training was both interesting and interactive, both of the trainers were very knowledgeable with lots of industry experience which really enhanced the training.  They provided us with the essential health and safety information that we needed, as well as giving us a valuable insight through their own practical experience into health and safety within the onshore wind industry in Ireland.  I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would recommend Coyle Group to others.”

Chris Nielsen (HSE Onshore Wind Manager UK/IRL)

Innogy Renewables UK Ltd

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