Safely does it for SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions

SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions, the street lighting division of energy provider, SSE Airtricity, has been recognised for its industry leading safety practices, after receiving a recommendation for one of Ireland’s leading safety accreditations.

Ireland’s leading street lighting company has been recommended for the OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation and certification for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System. SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions is the only street lighting contractor in Ireland to be recommended for this prestigious safety award.  

Gerry Burke, SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions Managing Director, commented;

“At SSE, safety is number one goal in everything we do, so we’re delighted to have received recognition from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). This award places the company in a very strong position in the industry and gives it a new and enhanced credibility with its Local Authority and private clients, ESB Networks, enforcement authorities and other stakeholders.”

“This Gold standard of safety will provide us with a real safety and commercial advantage versus our competition in the Irish market and now sets an even higher safety standards for our industry, which we welcome.”

This accreditation follows on from a very successful visit to a Utility Solutions site from the HSA. in County Limerick on 14th August 2014, where the inspector singled the onsite safety practices of the SSE staff as some of the strongest he had seen across the industry.

Since its entry into the public lighting market in 2009, SSE Utility Solutions has had no reportable incidents or accidents across a workforce of 115 people, a record that stretches back over 1,400 days.