Meet Our EHS Experts

Paul Tierney

EHS Director

Around here, we call Paul ‘the guru’. With over 30 years working in health and safety, Paul can provide expertise in all aspects of Safety Management & training programme development and delivery, with substantial operational experience. Paul has a solid understanding of technical aspects related to facilities management and the built environment, with broad experience working in multi-cultural working environments. Paul has strong leadership, problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record in fulfilling all EHS roles.

Key areas to work with Paul:

Consultancy

  • Health & Safety Retainer Service
  • Writing Safety Manuals
  • Preparing and Updating Safety Statements
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Audits
  • Site Audits
  • Producing Safety Operating Procedures
  • Contractor Management Policies
  • Court Preparation Work and Representations
  • Employee & Contractor Safety Manuals

Training

  • Management Legal Brief
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Accident Investigation
  • QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work
  • Safety Representatives Course
  • Safety Committee Course
  • General Health and Safety Training
  • Employee Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Employee Induction
  • Machinery Safety Course
  • Chemical Safety Awareness
  • Laboratory Safety Awareness

Training (contd.)

  • Understanding SDS Course
  • Chemical Spill Course
  • Gas Handling Safety
  • Fire Extinguisher Workshop
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Fire Warden/Marshal Course
  • Fire Team Training
  • Noise & Hearing Protection
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • VDU Instructors & Assessors Workshop
  • Office Safety Course
  • Office Hazard Assessment Course

Samantha Byrne

First Aid & Manual Handling Instructor

Sam is our resident ‘go-to’ for everything to do with first aid and manual handling. Not only is she hilarious, she makes training fun and memorable, and never a chore. Sam understands the importance of engaging her audience and getting the safety message across.

Along with her 30 years involvement within Dublin Civil Defence, the majority of her free time has been dedicated to participating in training. Sam is a key member of our team.

Key areas to work with Sam:

  • CPR / AED
  • Occupational First Aid FETAC/QQI Level 6
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling (Blended)
  • Manual Handling
  • VDU Assessments
  • Pregnancy Assessments

Gemma Collins Doyle

Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant

Gemma began working with EazySAFE as an EHS consultant at the beginning of 2016, but our relationship began years ago. Gemma has worked in a number of environments such as manufacturing, food & drink and pharmaceutical, so her areas of expertise span far and wide.

With a Certificate in Managing Safely in Construction (I.O.S.H) along with:

  • Higher Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Environmental Resource Management
  • Certificate in Safety and Health at Work
  • Certificate in Internal Auditing. (Awarded by the Irish Quality Centre)
  • Certificate in Environmental Auditing. (Awarded by the Irish Quality Centre)
  • Certified VDU Assessor and First Aider (Nifast)
  • Train the Trainer – FETAC Level 6

Gemma is an asset to the team here at EazySAFE and a pleasure to work with.

Key areas to work with Gemma:

  • Reviewing, updating and preparing Safety Statements
  • Carrying out VDU Assessments
  • Carrying out and reviewing Risk Assessments
  • Reviewing safe systems of work
  • General Guidance of Safety Issues
  • Guidance on Health and Safety Legislation
  • Updating and reviewing Safety Plans
  • Reviewing and updating H and Safety policies and procedures
  • Project Safety File
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting

Derek Flood

First Aid & Manual Handling Instructor

Derek came on board with us over 4 years ago and since then has developed great relationships with our clients. Based in Limerick, Derek spent 30 years as a firefighter and enjoys fishing and family time.

Key areas to work with Derek:

  • Occupational First Aid FETAC/QQI Level 6
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling (Blended)
  • Manual Handling
  • VDU Assessments

Maureen McGuire Smales

Health and Safety Consultant

Maureen recently came on board with us. She is based in Mayo and with 18 years experience in Health & Safety and a wealth of experience working with local and national companies, she is a welcome addition to our team.

Key areas to work with Maureen:

Consultancy

  • Planning and Implementing Health & Safety Systems
  • Preparing and Updating Safety Statements
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Safety Audits
  • Site Inspections
  • Employee & Contractor Safety Manuals
  • VDU Assessments
  • Pregnant Employee Risk Assessments

Training

  • QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work
  • QQI Level 5 Safety Representation
  • QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • First Aid Refresher
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Fire Warden/Marshal Course
  • Manual Handling
  • Office Safety Course

Training (contd.)

  • VDU Instructors & Assessors Workshop
  • Office Hazard Assessment Course
  • Employee Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Employee Induction
  • Safety Committee Course
  • Behavioural Safety
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Accident Investigation Training
  • Basic Chemical Safety Awareness
  • Understanding SDS Course

Des Egan

Health and Safety Consultant

Des has worked with EazySAFE and our parent company Sirus, for many years.

He has over 36 years’ experience in the construction industry in Mechanical and Electrical Building Services including installation Quality Assurance and control, HVAC systems, Electrical systems, Building Energy Management systems and Building Management and Control Systems. Further to having a proven EHS track record, his style of training is full of enthusiasm and wit.

Key areas to work with Des:

  • Design Risk Assessments
  • Safety Briefing
  • Accident Investigation
  • Installation Quality Control
  • Safety Committee
  • Systems Commissioning
  • Role as PSDP
  • Systems Handover
  • Preliminary Health & Safety Plans
  • Onsite Risk Assessments
  • Project Safety File
  • Safety Statements
  • Site Safety Plans
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting

Andy Tilleard

Health and Safety Consultant

Andy has extensive experience working in safety offshore and has travelled extensively working in a range of safety roles and positions. He works for oil majors in contract safety verification and compliance roles and undertakes safety management auditing and inspections across a range of different standards and specifications (OGP432, IMCA, BSC Five Star, OHSAS 18001:2007). He is a published author on safety management systems having written “QuickWin Safety Management – Answers to your Top 100 Safety Management Questions” (ISBN 9781-9048-87416). Andy is also a Charted Member of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (CMIOSH) and a Full Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM).

Key areas to work with Andy:

  • Review and assessment of safety management systems.
  • Auditing and assessment of safety management systems.
  • Certified OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor.
  • Contract / Master Service Agreement compliance and verification.
  • Development of work instructions, procedures and safety documentation.
  • Development of project HSE plans, bridging/interface documents, method statements and risk assessments.

Fran Keating

Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant

Fran recently came on board with us and is already proving to be a great asset to EazySAFE. He is educated to Masters level in Environmental Health and Safety, with expertise in a wide range of topics and a Graduate Member of IOSH.

Key areas to work with Fran:

Consultancy

  • Preparing and Updating Safety Statements
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Safety Audits

Training

  • QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work
  • QQI Level 5 Safety Representation
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Employee Introduction to Health and Safety

Training (contd.)

  • Employee Induction
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Basic Chemical Safety Awareness
  • Understanding SDS Course
  • QQI Level 5 Hand Held Pesticide Application

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