Clients and Testimonials
“MERT provide a comprehensive service with a highly professional and structured approach to health, well-being and safety on all of our major construction projects. The primary aim is education and support, but ultimately triaging any incidents onsite has helped us with an independent and qualified view on whether anyone needs to go off-site for further medical assessment. All health and well-being campaigns are planned and executed consistently across all of our projects and targeted to support the activities ongoing within the project. We are able to benchmark our performance with a high degree of reliability based on the detailed monthly reporting pack and dash-board. MERT also provide us with a reliable and quick turnaround drug and alcohol testing service which they administer as part of our site induction process as well as any with cause testing.
Having the MERT team integrated but at "arm’s length" to our site HSE team gives us the best of both worlds. The professional assessment and independent review of medical related matters has built confidence within our site teams, clients and contractors. MERT's involvement has been a core strength in developing the "Actively Caring" strategy of HZI.”
Mr. Tom Murie, Global Director Risk and HSE, Hitachi Zosen Inova
“The MERT International medic at the Millerhill Energy From Waste Project is very proactive and promotes and raises awareness of Occupational Health Issues that can effect construction workers.
Carrying out Drug and Alcohol tests on new starts and also random testing helps to ensure everyone who comes on site is physically and mentally fit to carryout work in a safe manner. Knowing that there is a professional on site gives me reassurance that if someone is injured on site they will be there within a few minutes to deal with the Injured Party.”
Mr. Joseph Richardson, Health and Safety Manager, Hitachi Zosen Inova
“All medical events regardless of whether they were minor injuries or more traumatic were always dealt with the utmost professionalism. Over the course of the Project we experienced four medics covering various shift patterns and all were very competent, courteous and professional.
For the Project Management Team, the greatest benefit was peace of mind that this critical element of a H&S Management Programme was in good hands. That peace of mind came from knowing that "case management" was taken from the hands of the sometimes ill informed and dealt with, providing the best possible outcome for the individual, the contractor and the Project. Due to the heavy engineering aspect of this particular project it was very reassuring to know that the medics had the field experience necessary to deal with the "worst outcome" scenario.
In addition to the field services supplied, back room support for the medics from MERT is excellent. That support also extended to our team when advice was required.”
Mr. Michael Davern, Health and Safety Manager, Project Management Group
“The quality of the site Medic was high and combined with their working knowledge of our construction requirements, they proved to be very beneficial for the operatives on the site. Having a medic gave them comfort that there was immediate emergency response available if required, and also having their door to knock on for advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending MERT International.”
Mr. Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Senior Construction Manager, Project Management Group
“Just a short email to give your medic some good feedback from my guys on site. At first they were a bit apprehensive about the medic’s appearance every morning and night at PINSEEKER but the way that the medic conducts himself and communicates with the guys has made everybody feel at ease, they now realise the importance of this role on site.
We have also carried out various tool box talks highlighting the positive approach that the medic has to his site duties and this has went down well with all the operatives.
The medic induction is very good and is full of good advice and definitely gets the message across, and when it comes to the business end of things (which we hope isn’t too often) the medic is first class. Lastly, the medic’s attitude and respect for the workers lends itself to a happy working environment.”
Mr. Campbell McGregor, Construction Manager, Careys Civil Engineering
“The professionalism and proactive attitude from the medics supplied by MERT to Covanta was second to none. MERT medics offered a brilliant professional service to the Covanta project.
During the event of an injury - the site medic managed the injured party and also the case management of that injured party.
I would definitely use the services of MERT International again and have no hesitation in recommending this company.”
Mr. Gary Flynn, HSE Supervisor, Covanta