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Bausch & Lomb 140,000 Accident Free Man-Hours

140k Accident-Free Man Hours Presentation to mark Weltec’s excellent EHS performance in Bausch & Lombe.  #constructionsafety  #safetyfirst  #workplacesafety  #safety

Bausch & Lomb 140,000 Accident Free Man-Hours

140k Accident-Free Man Hours Presentation to mark Weltec’s excellent EHS performance in Bausch & Lombe.  #constructionsafety  #safetyfirst  #workplacesafety  #safety


On June 24th we held a presentation to mark the excellent EHS performances of the Weltec Site Team in conjunction with Bausch & Lomb for the projects completed over the last 18 months.

Bausch & Lomb continues to be one of our most valued clients and it’s through the excellent performance of all our people that we manage to win repeat projects.

Eoin Hennessey attended the presentation on behalf of Bausch & Lomb.

“This is an incredible safety milestone to reach and congratulations to all involved on these projects. We strive every day to ensure the workplace is a safe environment for all our people and those we work alongside.   At Weltec, we believe that safety innovation comes from individuals and teams and we continuously and actively encourage all our staff members to provide their input and point of view for increased safety performance. We believe that diverse perspectives lead to broader and more informed thinking and this allied to our culture of Continuous Improvement sets Weltec apart as a leader in Health and Safety management”. (James Hackett, EHS Director)

Plaques were presented to the Project Management team, including:

  • Shane Ryan – Operations Director
  • Bryan Cunningham – PM
  • Kevin Wiley – PM
  • Tommy Jones – Mech Supervisor
  • Tony Tobin – Mech Supervisor
  • Franky Byrne – Mech Supervisor
  • Chris Hearne – EHS Officer
  • Darren Grace – Electrical Supervisor
  • Joe Reville – Mech Foreman
  • Damian Cuff – Elec Foreman
  • Damien Lyng – Elec Foreman
  • Gavin Murphy – Project Engineer
  • Dermot Burke – Project Engineer
  • Sean Kenny – Project Engineer
  • John Maloney – Commissioning Engineer

Carbon Steel Workshop

Workshop Capacity: 8000 sq. ft.

Type of fabrication: Carbon steel schedule pipework and skid assembly

Offsite Fabrication and Finishing 2
Weltec Carbon Steel Workshop
Yellow Gas Pipes Carbon

John Murphy

Quality Director

John is the company Quality Director with overall responsibility for all Quality activities and resources. He is hugely experienced, having worked for many years in the Pharma and Manufacturing before joining Weltec in 2014. He holds qualifications in Chemistry, Quality Assurance, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Masters in Business Administration.  He has been instrumental in the company’s continuous implementation of new and improved quality standards across all engineering and construction activities. He has also been the key driver in ensuring we fully understand our customer expectations and needs and that we have developed and implemented the quality control processes to meet and exceed these expectations.

Joe McGivney

General Manager, Electrical

Joe is a IPMA certified Project Manager and as General Manager Joe takes a key role in project proposals, project development, construction operations, and communication with all key stakeholders. He applies his extensive engineering and project management experience acquired over his 40 year successful career. He has delivered complex projects across many sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, ICT Manufacturing and Healthcare.

James Hackett

EHS Director

James is EHS Director and holds a BSc in Management and a H-Dip in Health, Safety & Welfare at Work from UCC. Working closely with the operations director, general manager and contract managers, James has full responsibility all EHS activities and resources across the company. James has been instrumental in directing the company to achieving world-class EHS practices, which have been recognised by NISO with the company winning the Bronze Overall Award and twice winning the Presidents Award for Large Organisations over a 4 year period.

Shane Ryan

Operations Director

Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from UL and as Operations Director he is centrally involved in the direction and execution of all construction operations. He focuses on assembling multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale complex turnkey projects and creating sustainable ongoing partnerships. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.

Gerard O’Leary

Managing Director

Gerard is the Managing Director and one of the original founders of Weltec Engineering in Waterford over 20 years ago. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from CIT and a Masters in Business Administration from UCC. He has 30 years experience in the engineering and construction industries and has been instrumental in the development of the company into a leading engineering and process contractor.