Moston Construction – Builder of Distinction

2 Feb , 2024  

Moston Construction’s commitment to Health & Safety was recognised by its success at the 2023 National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO / NISG) Safety Awards which took place in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on October 13 last.

Delivering exceptional projects across Ireland since 1995, Moston Construction was delighted to receive a ‘Distinction’ Award which follows on from its ‘Highly Commended’ Award win in 2021. The accolades reflect the high standards of Health & Safety at the Dublin-based firm which employs 35 people directly and many more on a subcontract basis. Moston Construction is a high-quality main contractor which has successfully completed projects in the commercial, healthcare, government, fit-out, refurbishment and conservation sectors.

The NISO / NISG Awards were established in 1992 with just 20 entries and have grown to become Ireland’s premier safety awards. The Awards scheme recognises achievement in Health & Safety Management Systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The Awards are also a way of auditing company’s Health & Safety Management Systems and finding out how well they’re performing against other companies within the construction sector.

To achieve a NISO Health & Safety Award, companies have to submit information and examples of how Health & Safety is managed on a day-to-day basis in the following areas: Health & Safety Management, Hazard Identification & Risk Management, Implementation and Operation of Health & Safety Policies and Procedures, Health & Safety Communication and Consultation, Proactive Health & Safety Management, Occupational Health & Hygiene, Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Health & Safety Training, Reactive Health & Safety Management, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Work-Related Vehicle Safety, including Driving for Work.

“We’re thrilled to win another NISO Award. It means a lot to us,” Moston Construction Managing Director Barry O’Shea enthuses.

“This was our third year to enter the NISO Awards and we have been progressively getting better. Our scores have improved each year. The ‘Distinction’ Award is another step up from ‘Highly Commended’ so we’re very happy about that. These awards, coupled with our Grade A Safe-T-Cert, are crucial to securing public sector, healthcare and commercial works. They give added confidence and peace of mind to our clients.

“Great credit is due to our long-serving QEHS Manager John Brophy who put together an extensive submission for the Awards. He liaises on a daily basis with our Site Managers to ensure the highest Quality and Health & Safety standards are practiced and adhered to, not only among our own team but also our tried and trusted subcontractors.”

Established in 1995 by Mick O’Shea and Tom O’Neill, Moston Construction boasts a prestigious client list which includes the HSE, Tallaght University Hospital, The Coombe Hospital, St James’ Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Siemens Healthineers, Roche Diagnostics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin City University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD), the ESB, the Office of Public Works (OPW), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Defence. 

The Coolmine, Dublin 15-headquartered contractor also offers a complete Design & Build service. Its expert team is committed to delivering projects to the highest standards and to the complete satisfaction of clients. Moston Construction takes immense pride in the close relationships it has built up with its clients, design teams and subcontractors.

Moston Construction’s greatest asset is its people who go above and beyond to ensure projects are completed on time, within the agreed budget and to the highest quality specifications. They operate to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 which ensures continuous improvement in all their delivery systems. Their professional management of projects and flexibility during the lifetime of projects evolves from working closely with clients, design teams and subcontractors, maintaining exceptionally high standards and, in doing so, secures many new and repeat clients.

Barry joined the company in 2002 before becoming Managing Director almost a decade ago.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in our turnover in that time and have also increased our workforce to 35,” he explains.

“We have built up a great team and a great rapport with our subcontractors, many of whom we have been dealing with for over 25 years.”

Moston Construction’s current / recent projects include – new Aseptic Unit at Tallaght University Hospital, Bone Marrow Unit Refurbishment at St James’ Hospital, St Patrick’s Ward Refurbishment at The Coombe Hospital, Design & Build of Roche Laboratories in SVUH, Restaurant Refurbishment at DCU; New Office Fit Out for the Legal Aid Board, Refurbishment of the former Chief of Staff House at McKee Barracks, and the refurbishment of the ESB Networks Depot in Tuam, Co. Galway.

“We have a number of new projects starting shortly, including the next phase of the Cardiac Catheterisation Labs in St James’ Hospital. We completed the first phase of it in 2021, and we’re looking forward to returning to complete this very important project,” the affable Managing Director says.

As Moston Construction continues to go from strength to strength, Barry would like to take this opportunity to thank his clients and suppliers for their continued support and loyalty as well as his team and subcontractors for their hard work, dedication and skill.

Moston Construction Ltd

Unit 1,

Coolmine Industrial Estate,

Dublin 15.

Tel: +353 (0)1 8221677

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.moston.ie

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, February 2024, Vol 10 No 2