Environmental Policy Statement

It is the philosophy of Grant Engineering Ireland ulc that the Environment is everybody’s responsibility. Grant Engineering Ireland ulc is committed to promoting environmental and energy awareness to our employees and encouraging them to play an active role in Grants commitment to its environmental policy.

The Organisation commits itself to the task of setting Goals and Objectives as a means of continually improving the environmental system, this is done on an on-going basis to examine, assess and, where possible, improve the system.

It is the policy of Grant Engineering Ireland ulc to ensure that its Environmental System complies with the requirements of all relevant legal requirements, codes of practice, and regulations and to uphold the conditions set down by our IPC License.

We will continue to promote, develop and implement waste prevention, reduction, reuse and recycling on-site in a systematic and cost effective manner. We are committed to improving our resource efficiency through reduction of energy use and waste, reducing our carbon footprint, and working with our customers to make more environmentally sensitive choices.

EN ISO 9001:2015

All our products are manufactured to EN ISO 9001:2015, EN ISO 14001:2004 and EN ISO 50,001:2011.

These standards are based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Monitoring the systems viability is a vital part of these standards, at Grant we regularly perform internal audits to ensure our quality management system is working to its optimum.

MCS 008 & MCS 010 certification

The Spira Wood Pellet Boiler has acquired MCS 008 & MCS 010. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a mark of quality and demonstrates compliance to industry standards that companies strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that companies are able to consistently install or manufacture to the highest quality every time.

IPPC licence

We hold an IPPC licence (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control licence). IPC licences aim to prevent or reduce emissions to air, water and land, reduce waste and use energy/resources efficiently.   An IPC licence is a single integrated licence which covers all emissions from the facility and its environmental management .

Ethical Trading Policy

Ethical Trading Criteria

At Grant we are committed to developing a profitable, stable Company. However this must be compatible with the interests of our customers, employees, suppliers and contractors, business partners and the community where we carry on our business. With this in mind we trade to the following Ethical Trading Criteria and are totally committed to a code of ethics designed to promote honesty, integrity, fairness and mutual respect demonstrated by:

  • Our commitment to provide customers with quality products and services
  • Our commitment to fulfil our contractual obligations to suppliers, customers business partners and contractors in order to provide high service standards
  • Our encouragement to develop working relationships based on trust, equal opportunity and non-discrimination
  • Our encouragement of career development and continued training for our staff and to recognise and reward both individual efforts and teamwork
  • Our commitment to minimise the impact of our business upon the environment
  • Our commitment to establish and sustain positive relationships with our local community based on mutual understanding
  • Our commitment to act responsibly regarding health and safety and enforce at all times our stringent health and safety policy to safeguard customers, suppliers, contractors, employees and the general public
  • Our commitment to co-operate fully with government agencies to ensure we comply with all applicable laws, bylaws and regulations

Ethical Trading Code of Practice

Grant trades according to the following Ethical trading Code of Practice. This practice applies to staff directly employed by Grant on temporary or permanent contract, staff employed or provided by contractors or employment agencies to work on behalf of Grant:

  • All employment is freely chosen
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour is not used
  • Wages are fair and comparable to the industry standard and will always exceed the minimum wage
  • Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure is not permitted
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No harsh, cruel or degrading practice is permitted
  • No bribery, corruption, blackmailing or bullying is permitted

As part of our commitment to this policy, Grant is aiming to communicate this policy to all of our first tier suppliers, with a request to answer a questionnaire on this subject to show that they have set similar criteria for their own suppliers and service providers. Thus the aim is to demonstrate a commitment to good business ethics throughout the length of the supply/service chain. In addition to making enquiries we may also visit prospective new suppliers and make our own observations and make regular visits to established suppliers both at home and abroad.

This policy will be reviewed annually as part of Management Review procedures.

The board of directors will overview this policy.

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Stephen Grant
Director

GRANT sponsor Make-A-Wish Cannonball Run

GRANT was one of the sponsors of the Offaly leg of the Cannon Ball Run 2014 in support of Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children aged 3 to 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since arriving in Ireland in 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for almost 1,600 brave children. In all possible cases Make-A-Wish ensures that all immediate family members can participate in the child’s wish. In doing so they provide long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold.

The Offaly section of the annual competition took place on Sunday 14th September. Grant Engineering is proud to be associated with Make-A-Wish.

Vortex Boiler House boilers, Dunmore House Hotel

Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty, is a third generation family run hotel overlooking the Atlantic, close to the town of Clonakilty in the heart of West Cork. The hotel is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and its own special blend of good food and service. With 30 bedrooms it is ideal for guests who wish to entertain family, friends or simply relax and enjoy the view.

Proprietor Carol Barrett decided to upgrade her boiler in early 2010 with the help of her plumber Ray Barrett. The existing non-condensing boiler was replaced by two Grant Vortex Boiler House Oil Boilers 200/240 Btu, increasing the efficiency by over 25%. The boilers were commissioned by Gerry Hall and have an efficiency of 93.8%.

The advantage of having two boilers rather than one larger boiler helps with cheaper running costs, if the heating demand requires only one boiler to fire only one boiler will fire hence using less oil, making these the best choice boilers for hotels.

Project: Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty, Cork
Installer: Ray Barrett Plumbing & Heating Services, Reenroe, Clonakilty, Cork
Service Engineer: Gerry Hall, Macroom, Cork
Date Installed: July 2010
Applicances: 2 x Grant Vortex Boiler House oil boiler 200/240

Spira boiler & Sahara Solar Panels for small energy bills

Grant Spira Wood Pellet BoilerWhen John & Avril McGuinness decided to design and build a house they wanted a very efficient warm comfortable and spacious home. At 4000 sq ft they wanted to build a house that wouldn’t cost a fortune to heat. They hoped that when they retire they would have small energy bills. Installed in the house was a 1000 litre buffer tank with 17.12m2 of Grant Sahara Solar Panels and a Grant 36kw Condensing Wood pellet Boiler. The house is divided up into 4 zones which are all digitally controlled. The house has low heat radiators distributing the heat.

The walls have euro bead pumped into the cavity and 54mm dry lined. The roof is sprayed with Icynene foam 150mm deep between rafters and gable end. Outside in the garden there are two 4000 litre water  harvesting tanks and a bio degradable treatment plant and percolation area.

Project: John Mc Guinness, Horseleap, Moate, Co Westmeath
Installer (Solar): Nigel Mahon, Heating & Plumbing
Installer (Wood pellet): Billy Fitzgerald, Teermore Plumbing
Date Installed: November 2011
House Design: JDC Designs

GRANT Vortex Boilerhouse | The leading boiler for schools

Grant Vortex 46/58kw Boilerhouse

Crowenstown National School was one of the oldest primary schools in the country founded in 1841. The original building was demolished in 1938, replaced with the current school which has 3 classrooms, a staff room and a large play area.

Under the Summer School Scheme Upgrade by the Dept of Education, schools can apply for 100% grant aid to carry out energy efficient works over the quiet summer months. These measures will make buildings more comfortable, cut energy costs and contribute to the Governments National Target of reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions. The scheme is significant when you consider that about 73% of a schools energy consumption is on heating and hot water with the remainder on lighting and other small power appliances.

A Grant Vortex 46/58 kW Boiler House Oil Boiler is the perfect boiler for schools and replaced an old cast iron boiler along with a 6 mtr Stainless Steel Flexi Flue with smooth bore internally in the flue which ran up through the existing chimney. Grant also supplied a sealed system kit as the heating system was re-designed, repiped and pressurised. Each classroom was zoned separately with a motorised valve on each zone and 3 room thermostats. A new 2500 ltr plastic bunded oil tank was also fitted.

Location: Delvin, Co Westmeath
Consultant Engineer: Clarke & Associates, Academy St, Kildare, Co Kildare
Installer: Aidan Walsh, Brosna, Birr, Co Offaly
Date Installed: August 2011
Heating Appliance: Grant Vortex 46/58kw Boiler house Oil Boiler

Solar panels reduce the cost of Golf Club heating system

Portumna Golf Club is situated on the banks of Lough Derg, surrounded by Portumna Forest Park and on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Portumna, it is an 18 hole course, ranked No. 62 in the Top 100 courses in Ireland and ranked 2nd best Parkland Course in Connaught.

Since the installation of Grant Solar Thermal panels in Portumna Golf Club the club has been reaping the many benefits of the installation, the club now has hot water throughout the year when it needs it most and has seen a huge reduction in their energy bill, the golf club’s ‘green credentials’ have been improved immeasurably in the local community and in the golfing world.

Previously all the hot water used was either heated by two gas boilers or immersions. Solar thermal works brilliantly with golf clubs as ideal golf weather is idea solar panel weather. The entire installation was completed in two days to ensure minimum disruption for the members and visitors of the club. Quoting the Club Captain Mr. Christy O’Rourke

‘It fills us with pride when we can tell our guests that the hot water they are using in the clubhouse bathrooms was generated using the power of the sun’.

The system has been operating since June 2009 so far the club has seen a very significant reduction in their electricity and gas bills.

Visitors to the club including members and visiting societies would be in the region of 8,000 people per annum, hence the substantial savings that having solar powered hot water is to the club’s finances.

Project: Portumna Golf Club
Installer: Pat Scully Heating & Plumbing, Birr, Co. Offaly
Date Installed: June 2009
Applicances: 4 x Grant Solar Thermal Panels & a 400 Ltr Stainless Steel Cylinder