EHS & Quality

Kirby 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.

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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.

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EHS

Get it right first time, safely!  Kirby is uncompromising when it comes to safety standards. We aspire to be ‘best in class’ in all aspects of health and safety and protection of the environment. “We consider safety first and foremost, on every project, and for every person affected by our operations.” Ray Ryan, Director Quality and EHS.

We have adopted a process of continual improvement in health and safety, applying the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 EHS Management Systems and we have been accredited by Achilles UVDB.

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Kirby consistently receives international awards and recognition for our approach to health and safety.

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.

View our Health and Safety Policy

View our Environmental Policy

Awards and Accreditations

2021

British Safety Council Award - International Award with Pass

2020

RoSPA President's Award (11 consecutive Golds)

British Safety Council Award - International Award with Merit

2019

RoSPA President's Award (10 consecutive Golds)

British Safety Council Award - International Award with Merit

Lean Business Ireland Award: Starting the Lean Journey

National Q Mark Award: Level 3 - Outstanding Performance

2018

Investors In People - awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management.

British Safety Council Award - International Award with Merit

RoSPA Gold Medal Award

NISO Distinction Award

NISO Consistent High Achiever Award

National Q Mark Award - Recognised for Excellence (R4E) Award for Outstanding Performance

2017

RoSPA Gold Medal Award

British Safety Council Award

NISO Regional Award

NISO Consistent High Achiever Award

British Safety Council Award - International Award with Merit

National Q Mark Award, Recognised for Excellence (R4E) Award for Quality Management

NSAI Recognising Excellence Award

Scottish Power Annual Supplier Award: Delivery of Services

Limerick Chamber Business Awards - CSR: Best Contribution to the Community Award

2016

RoSPA Gold Medal Award

NISO Distinction Award - NISO Consistent High Achiever Award

National Q Mark Award, Recognised for Excellence (R4E) Award for Quality Management

Membership of British Quality Foundation (BFQ) 

National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Award Winners 2016 – Construction & Design

QUALITY

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

ISO 9001:2015

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.

ISO 27001:2017

Kirby hold ISO 27001: 2017 accreditation.

Q-Mark Standard

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.

Lloyd’s Register

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.

ASQ, USA

Kirby are members of the American Society of Quality since 2012.

SEK, Elsäkerhetsverket

Kirby has been accepted onto the Swedish National Electricity Registration Scheme as a certified Electrical Company for works up to 1kV.

SETI, Finland

Kirby are members of SETI since 2018.

SIK, Denmark

Kirby are certified members of the Danish Safety Technology Authority since 2018.

ATEX Certification

Kirby have +20Nr. CompEx certified Atex Inspectors in-house, whom can perform Atex Inspections to the current Atex Directive 2014/34/EU.

ESTI, Switzerland

Kirby are certified members of ESTI since 2020.

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.

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