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Clon student’s app is safety award finalist

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 5:05pm
Clon student’s app is safety award finalist

Zach’s app allows site managers and foreman to identify and keep track of site hazards.

WEST Cork student, Zach Harrington, was one of only three other Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) students to be selected as finalists in the inaugural ESB Networks National Safety Challenge for their innovative concept for the construction sector.

Working with Kyle Redmond and Amy Meanwell, Zach, who hails from Clonakilty, helped to develop an app - Sitesafety4u - that allows site managers and foreman to identify and keep track of site hazards. 

‘Established this year, the ESB Networks National Safety Challenge invites students to think critically and analytically, to push the boundaries for a safer working environment for the future of the agricultural and construction sectors,’ Paul Mulvaney, executive director, networks customer delivery, ESB Networks said.  

‘Each of the finalists should be really proud of the commitment to farming and construction safety,’ he said. 

‘I was hugely impressed by their innovative approaches to the competition and the wider practical applications, both on the farm and on construction sites.’

Mr Mulvaney also confirmed the ESB Networks policy of engaging with students  and highlighting the safety message in an efford to reduce the risks of being in an accident involving the electricity network in their construction activities and future careers.