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Confined Spaces: Design for maintenance

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 14 January 2020
  • Time(s)
    From 7:00 PM
  • Venue
    Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

About the event

The design of a confined space can greatly impact on the health and safety of those who must later work within it.  This presentation shares experiences of such work in the wastewater industry but will be of interest to engineers and managers in a broad range of industries by providing real life examples of how application of the principles of prevention at design stage can reduce the types of risks now faced by the personnel tasked with operating these assets, making their maintenance safer and more efficient.

About the speakers

Sam Crowley BE MEngSc - Managing Director at Dyno Rod
Sam has worked for 13 years in the wastewater industry in the public and private sectors including research in the area of fat, oils and grease management and as Project Engineer for a number of wastewater treatment plant and pumping station construction projects As MD at Dyno Rod he is responsible for the South and West of the Country where he and his team provide a range of services in the environmental sector including sewer inspection, testing and rehabilitation along with electrical and mechanical services for maintenance of wastewater treatment and pumping assets.  They have extensive experience in the safe management of works in confined spaces.

Simon Lyons Chartered Engineer - Senior Executive Engineer, Drainage Section, Cork City Council
Simon has worked for 15 years in the engineering industry in Ireland and the Middle East, gaining experience on a broad variety of projects, from wet and dry utilities infrastructure planning, design and delivery for master planned city projects; to groundwater and water balance studies; to water infrastructure projects.  As Senior Executive Engineer in the Drainage Section of Cork City Council he has responsibility for the operation, maintenance and upgrade of the city’s sewerage system (550km sewers, 60 no. CSOs, 26 no. pump stations).  Simon is particularly focused on mitigating hazards, embodying resilience, ensuring constructability and considering maintenance requirements, throughout the lifetime of any asset, as part of the design.


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