Building Divisions’ Golf Day

Tennants are sponsoring this year’s Suspended Ceilings Society Golf Outing which will take place at Druid’s Glen on Thursday 1st September. We’re sure fun will be had by all, at least if they’re winning…

Read more

40 years’ service

Two members of staff have achieved 40 years’ service with Charles Tennant this quarter –
Russell Coates – Tennants Bitumen Works Manager & George Smyth – Chemical Division Manager.

Congratulations to you both with sincere thanks from the company for the years of loyal service.

Read more

Health & Safety Focus – Training update

We hear too many horror stories of fatalities at work and so many of them involve vehicle or plant and machinery movement.

In 2014/15 over half the fatal injuries to workers in the UK were of 3 kinds: being struck by a vehicle, being struck by a moving object and falls from height.

Our divisions’ work is traffic heavy, whether it be our own, customer or supplier vehicles, or plant and machinery movements we have much to be wary of and to manage safely.

The Health & Safety Committee representatives agreed that every division should give traffic management the focus it deserves and to that end we have developed a ‘Traffic Marshal’ training course to be rolled out to each division.

Our colleagues at CT Cork & TBP Dublin have already earned their certificates & CTNI’s training is scheduled for late August/early September this year.

Read more

HR Focus – A Fresh Start!

It’s always been the Tennants way to strive to be the best at what we do and continually look for ways to improve our quality & range of services. A large part of this is providing a safe, secure and well managed environment for our staff and to this end, as most of you will be aware, Liz Henry has taken on the role of HR Coordinator along with her responsibilities for the Integrated Management System (IMS).

The HR element of this role aims to provide each employee with a one stop point of contact for any HR issue, however large or small, the
facility is there for you.

As part of this increased focus we have engaged the services of Personnel & Training Services (PTS), an expert HR Consultancy firm who will be on hand should we need external advice or assistance.

In tandem with PTS we are currently working on an updated Employee Handbook, of which we hope to deliver a draft in the autumn of this year. After a period of consultation & agreement we are aiming to deliver the completed handbook to each employee by the end of 2016.

Read more