“People and Safety are our core values, we care about people and we commit to send all our people, home safely, every day, no exceptions. Our Zero Harm culture incorporates Safety, Health & Wellness, and the Environment as the three core focus areas where we aim to reduce harm. Our Zero Harm culture underpins our core values of People and Safety, it is what will deliver these values now and long into the future.” Barry O'Brien, Associate Director - EHS.
Kirby also accepts responsibility for the protection of our environments, for the management of our finite natural resources, and for making sustainable choices which will provide for present and future generations.
We are members of:
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
- British Safety Council
- National Irish Safety Organisation
Kirby consistently receives international awards and recognition for our approach to health and safety.
View our Health and Safety Policy
View our Environmental Policy
Awards and Accreditations
Quality at Kirby is more than just a set of procedures; it’s a culture committed to ‘Getting it Right First Time’. Our Quality Management System is independently verified and continuously under review. Our dedicated Inspection and Testing Department ensures that finished products are defect-free; of the highest quality; conform to all standards and regulations; and meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.
View our Quality & Lean Construction Policy.
Certifications & Accreditations
Kirby were one of the first construction-related companies to receive ISO 9001 accreditation. Today we hold ISO 9001:2015 accreditation across all services and geographic regions, including electrical, mechanical, power, calibrations and communications.
Kirby hold ISO 27001: 2017 accreditation.
Kirby have achieved the internationally-recognized Q-Mark Quality Management System Certification – a business excellence framework which demonstrates our commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvement at all levels of our business.
Achilles UVDB Verify
In 2008, Kirby secured Achilles UVDB registration.
Kirby also hold Achilles RISQS, Achilles Sellihca (Nordic Utilities), Achilles Power & Tech Community and Achilles Supply Line certification for supply-chain procurement.
Kirby has been accepted onto the Lloyds National Electricity Registration Scheme in the UK as a Utility Connection Provider for contestable works up to 132kV.
Kirby are members of the American Society of Quality since 2012.
Kirby has been accepted onto the Swedish National Electricity Registration Scheme as a certified Electrical Company for works up to 1kV.
Kirby are members of SETI since 2018.
Kirby are certified members of the Danish Safety Technology Authority since 2018.
Kirby have +20Nr. CompEx certified Atex Inspectors in-house, whom can perform Atex Inspections to the current Atex Directive 2014/34/EU.
Kirby are certified members of ESTI since 2020.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
At Kirby, we work to protect our colleagues’ physical and mental health.
In total we have over 35 trained mental health first aiders in the business.
Through a series of professional training programs we support our workers and help them understand the importance of looking after each other and themselves.
Kirby’s vision for health and wellbeing is to have a workforce that is safe, healthy, resilient and engaged.
We do this because our people are critical to our success as a business.
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
At Kirby, Information Security is about protecting our ICT systems, end users and clients’ managed data – on a continual basis. We aim to promote cyber-security best practices through responsible accessing of incoming data sets, emails, software applications, and by providing a secure Information Technology working platform for our staff and end users.
Kirby understand the need to protect our offices and project data from unwanted cyber and information security risks, through ongoing software implementation and upgrades. Kirby has successfully achieved the ISO 27001:2017 – Information Security Management System certification across our entire business.
View our ISMS Policy.