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Thursday 7th September 2017 14:17


Step Challenge 2017 – Notice from NTA / Brian Gray
Message from NTA – Credit to some ESB staff who responded on Monday to a notice on Yammer saying they hadn’t seen the initial mailing. Hopefully NTA will have this resolved today. I will continue to post their notices on Yammer and here, just to be on the safe side. Hello Workplace Coordinators,
I want to let you know that there is a glitch in the News Update Emails on the Active Travel Logger at our end – we sent news alerts to all participants Monday and yesterday but they have only been delivered to approximately 5% of participants. We became aware of this situation on Tuesday
and believed there was a fix in place yesterday but the same problem occurred. The web developers are currently working on resolving the issue.
Very unfortunately this means that the majority of the 4000+ participants did not receive their welcome email on Monday nor their midweek mail yesterday with details of this week’s competitions. Below are the messages that were sent on Monday and yesterday: Welcome to the National Step Challenge
Good Morning Walkers!
Welcome to the 2017 Step Challenge.
We are looking forward to the next four weeks of walking.
There will be several competitions over the next four weeks and to start, we will be the announcing the winners of the most creative team names on Wednesday.
Each week there will be prizes for the Best Team Photo competition – send your team photo to Your photo may be posted on our facebook. So make sure you’re okay with that. We are almost half way through Week 1!
Hello Walkers!
We hope you are enjoying the National Step Challenge so far. We are looking forward to the next four weeks of walking.
There will be several competitions over the next four weeks.
Next Monday we will announce the winners of the most creative team names so watch this space.
Each week there will be prizes for the Best Team Photo competition – send your team photo to to enter.
Your photo may be posted on our facebook page so make sure you’re okay with that before you send it in. Happy Walking!
We are hoping that the situation is resolved before lunchtime today and will send out a notice to all participants as soon as possible. Regards

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Weekly Safety Performance Report / Group Safety Support
Here is a link to a snapshot of our safety performance
This quick view from across the company is updated weekly, and we’ll share it with you here each week. It gives the numbers of Good Catches and Incidents recorded in the company.
You will see details of last week’s Lost Time Injuries and P1s (Potentially Serious Incidents) on page 2. Weekly Safety performance Report for Week ending Sun 3 September 2017 Learning from Good Catches and Incidents helps us prevent them happening again. Thank you for supporting a safer ESB.

People Leaving

Retirement of Paul Hickey, Head of Systems and Sustainability, ESB Networks / Denise Fannin
After a very distinguished 39-year career in ESB, Paul is taking inspiration from his most recent role and making the ‘smart’ (boom boom) decision to retire. Paul started his career at the top end of the voltages when he joined Transmission Department and with that experience, worked in both TO(D) and also on a number of overseas assignments including Saudi Arabia and a year in Bahrain. Having conquered transmission, he then moved down the voltage tree and joined Distribution Dept. in Osprey House in 1990 and from there relocated as ESM to the West Region in Limerick in 1993. When he returned to Dublin in 1997, he took up a role as the Employee Relations Manager for Networks, before moving out of the capital again as Customer Services Manager for the South East. He then managed the PR3 process as Regulation and Commercial Manager before subsequently becoming the National Operations Manager. Paul took up his current position of Head of Systems and Sustainability in 2014, managing ESB Telecoms Services, the Networks Property portfolio, Metering and Data services and both Smart Networks and the Smart Metering project.

Paul would like to invite his current and former colleagues and many friends to a function to mark his retirement in The Epic Restaurant in The Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4 at 6.00pm on Thursday 21st September.
Anybody who would like to make a contribution to Paul’s retirement presentation should contact Denise Fannin on 5th Floor in Clanwilliam House (ext: 26632).

Marguerite Sayers
MD, ESB Networks.