Argon Engineering

AGZ Group are pleased to welcome our new employees to Argon Engineering.

Pictured from left to right:

Fraser Gallacher, Mechanical Fitter

Jamie Brogan, Mechanical Fitter

Robert Booth, Electrician

Daniel Agnew, Mechanical Fitter

All management and employees at AGZ Group wish them every success in their new roles within our business.

Welcome to the team!

Zeus Engineering

(Pictured L-R: Marcin Wrzesniewski, Ross Barnett and Scott McHutcheson)

The AGZ Group are pleased to welcome back CNC Machinists Marcin Wrzesniewksi and Ross Barnett, pictured alongside Scott McHutcheson, Operations Director at Zeus Engineering.

Everyone at the AGZ Group wishes them both every success in their careers within the organisation.

Both Marcin and Ross commented that they are delighted to be back and part of the team again at Zeus Engineering. The business has such a great working environment, where everyone involved is working together to achieve company goals.

Welcome back to the team Marcin & Ross!

 

 

 

Modern Apprenticeship Completion

Congratulations to Brendan Henderson of Gillrick Metalwork, on completion of his four year Modern Apprenticeship.

Over this four year period, Brendan has achieved certification to NC Level and a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Welding & Fabrication Engineering.

Everyone at AGZ Group wishes Brendan an enjoyable and successful career in the continuous developing/improving industry of sheet metalworking.

We are delighted to have Brendan as a valued member of the Gillrick Metalwork team.

Well Done!

Gold SafePQQ Accreditation

Argon Engineering has been awarded Gold SafePQQ accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. This runs alongside our existing SafeContactor accreditation.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands
of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Argon Engineering’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Argon Engineering has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Argon Engineering

Argon Engineering are pleased to welcome the latest recruits to our team.

Stuart McCracken (right) – Goods Vehicle Operator.

Stuart has been recruited to operate our new HIAB truck and also brings with him skills in the fitting department, having worked in the engineering and agricultural sector.

Declan McMeekin (left) – Multi-skilled Engineer.

Declan is a familiar face to the group, having previously served his time as a CNC Miller at Zeus Engineering before moving to Australia. He joins the machine shop team here at Argon to further his previous experience and develop his skills.

We wish them both every success in their careers with the AGZ Group!

Scott Averall – 20 Years Service

Congratulations Scott!

Today marks 20 years of service with the AGZ Group for Scott Averall, our Group HSEQ & Compliance Manager.

Scott joined Zeus Engineering Ltd in Airdrie as an apprentice on the 6th August 2001 where he worked in the CNC turning department for 16 years.  His efforts, consciousness, and hard work in this department along with his developing Health & Safety qualifications made him an ideal candidate to assume the role of Group Health & Advisor in February 2017.   Scott’s dedication to the role and business overall allowed him again to further develop his skills & qualifications leading to his appointment as Group HSEQ & Compliance Manager in August 2018.

Scott is a valuable member of our team and continues to drive significant changes and improvements throughout the group, whilst ensuring compliance and looking after the health, safety & wellbeing of all our employees.

Thank you, Scott, for your contribution and support over the past two decades and congratulations from all your colleagues and friends at Argon Engineering, Gillrick Metalwork & Zeus Engineering  (AGZ Group).

Here’s to the next 20 years!

The Legend has retired!

Tom McDonald has hung up his boots, after 48 years at Zeus Engineering.

Everyone at AGZ Group would like to thank Tam for his hard work and dedication over the years and wish him a very happy and healthy retirement.

We asked him for a few words – “I would just like to say the last 48 years have been varied, some really good times and some hard times, but on the whole Zeus has been very good to me and the workmates I’ve had have been the best you could ask for. I am off into the sunset now to put my feet up. But, I’ll be back!”

 

 

 

45001:2018 Group Accreditation

AGZ Group are delighted to announce that Argon Engineering, Gillrick Metalwork and Zeus Engineering have successfully achieved accreditation to the 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard.

This success demonstrates AGZ Group’s continuous improvement strategy as well as our commitment to Health & Safety throughout our business.

Well done to all employees, across the group, who were involved in this wonderful achievement and thank you to Sean Pyne of NQA for carrying out the group audit.

 

IOSH Graduate Membership

AGZ Group are pleased to announce that our Group HSEQ Manager, Scott Averall, has successfully completed an NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice and gained Graduate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Scott has worked to achieve this qualification whilst maintaining his day to day duties in order to demonstrate the knowledge and expertise in his role.

This qualification covers areas such as:

Promoting a positive Health and Safety culture

Developing and implementing the Health and Safety policy

Developing and implementing effective communication systems for Health and Safety information

Developing and maintaining individual and organisational competence in Health and Safety matters

Identifying, accessing and controlling Health and Safety risks

Developing and implementing proactive monitoring systems for Health and Safety

Developing and implementing reactive monitoring systems for Health and Safety

Developing and implementing Health and Safety emergency response systems and procedures

Developing and implementing Health and Safety review systems

Maintaining knowledge of improvements to influence Health and Safety practice

This qualification demonstrates Scott’s competence, AGZ Group’s continuous improvement strategy, a commitment to employee development and workplace Health & Safety.

Well done Scott!

Lewis Hamilton

We are all very proud at Zeus Engineering of the dedication shown by our current Apprentice, Cfn Lewis Hamilton on his journey towards life as an Army Reserve Soldier.

Lewis attended a 3 week combined basic training course at the Army Training Unit, Edinburgh, which he successfully completed on Sunday 26 July 2020.

A fast paced course which is both physically and mentally demanding with many objectives including:

Weapon training

Loaded marches

Physical development

Fieldcraft

Including: an overnight exercise – embracing: intro to night training, constructing a shelter, cooking in the field, personal hygiene, maintaining weapons, clothing and specialist equipment, personal camouflage, concealment, working as a team, leadership skills and much more!

A great commitment to our country – we are so proud to have this fine young man as part of our team.

CONGRATULATIONS Lewis! Fantastic achievement and good luck with your phase 2 training from all the team at the AGZ Group!