Safety Behaviour & Culture

Health and safety is an integral part of O Neill & Brennan’s culture and delivering some 6 million plus working hours per annum, it is imperative that we consider both the physical and mental wellbeing of all our personnel to be of the utmost importance.

At induction, we reinforce the right of an individual to stop work, where they perceive a considerable risk applies.  We encourage our personnel to look to the wellbeing of all persons on site and, where necessary, engage such protocols that may interrupt a works procedure due to a dangerous situation being presented, until a satisfactory and safe solution can be implemented. We encourage a 'Don't Walk By' attitude. Our behavioural based safety programme and wellbeing policy are integral to our safety culture and strategy.

Training & Development

Compliance is paramount to ensure all workers are supplied with the correct certification and with their Right to Work documentation having been verified.

We recognise that our people are our prime asset, and we work on developing their potential via continued training and mentoring programmes.

In the Construction sector, there is a well-documented skills shortage. At O’Neill & Brennan, we offer a range of training opportunities to bring new entrants to the industry, and help people develop their careers. We do both entry level training and the upskilling of our existing workforce. O'Neill & Brennan has developed a strong culture of social value interaction and management, which is complemented by a suite of training initiatives and a willingness to see the next generation of workers trained and employed.

We strongly believe that this approach will support the industry and will contribute to leaving a truly positive legacy. Our Social Value Team work on ROTL, Construct a Career, Women into Construction, Elite Traffic Management Training, Ex-Forces, Ex-offenders and with the Disability & Homeless.

We recognise the value local communities bring to both O’Neill & Brennan and our customers. It is therefore important to us to support our local communities wherever possible through job creation, local procurement, and supporting our clients to deliver quality end products.


Mental Health & Wellbeing

At O'Neill & Brennan we recognise that mental health and stress are associated with many of the leading causes of disease and disability in our society today. Promoting and protecting the mental wellbeing of our workforce is important for individuals' physical health, social wellbeing and productivity. 

Awareness services and support are critical areas for any mental health issues. We are partnered with several support networks, including; Lighthouse, Samaritans, and Mates in Mind to support our staff the best we can. Wellbeing is central to the way we support, engage, and reward people at work. Historically, this has been delivered in an informal way, and it is important that we retain this informal support whilst adding formal measurements and the right structures for our business.