Aegis Safety Management (ASM) provides consultancy in health and safety management as part of construction design, serving both the Irish and the UK markets. Established by Michael Keyes in 2009, Aegis Safety Management has developed an extensive client base across a broad spectrum of project types, from complex healthcare developments to high-end conservation works and interior fit-outs.
Michael Keyes is widely regarded as one of the most experienced practitioners in the specialist area of safety management on healthcare facilities. Building on functioning hospital campuses presents specific hazards that do not occur, or have less significance, on other building projects. The primary aim of planning for safety on construction works on healthcare sites is the safety of patients, staff and visitors, and ensuring the continuity of all functions of the hospital during the site stage. The healthcare experience of Aegis Safety Management greatly facilitates the early anticipation and focus on the key issues that can and do arise and need to be addressed.
Aegis Safety Management were appointed CDM-Coordinator for their first UK project in 2012, making ASM one of the only Irish based companies with the competence to provide PSDP/CDM-C services under both Irish and UK legislation.
Dip. Construction Studies (Arch), Dip Safety Health & Welfare at Work (UL 1st), IOSH (Grad), M.Inst.CS
Michael Keyes worked for Murray O’Laoire Architects (MOLA) from 1978 till October 2009, when he set up Aegis Safety Management. During his time with MOLA Michael acted as PSDP on a wide variety of project types, including complex healthcare projects up to, and in excess of €150m+ in construction value.
In 2006 Michel Keyes obtained the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Diploma from University of Limerick with 1st Class Honours.
In February 2010, he competed an intensive one week programme entitled ‘Safety in Design & Construction – A Lifecycle Approach’, at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston MA, which was attended by safety professionals from all over the world.
In June 2012 Michael Keyes became an accredited member of the Institution of Construction Safety (UK), a multi-disciplinary membership body providing accreditation for construction professional involved in health and safety in construction. Accredited Members of ICS are included in the ICS register of competent CDM Co-ordinators.
Michael Keyes a Grad member of IOSH, the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation. He is also an associate member of the Association of Project Safety (UK), a multi-disciplinary membership body for those who operate in health and safety risk on construction projects.
Michael Keyes is a founding member of the Third Level Education Group of the Health & Safety Authority of Ireland, and since 2009 he has spearheaded an annual competition aimed at third level undergraduate students in architectural and engineering design courses.