• Mental Health Awareness Week: CARE

    Mental Health Awareness Week: CARE

    According to the Office of National Statistics (2017), suicide rates among construction workers is 3.7 times the national average. And, as an official supporter of Mates in Mind, we’re already working hard to provide the Smith Brothers family with the support, skills, clarity and confidence to raise awareness, improve understanding and address the stigma that surrounds mental health.

  • Five things to do before you dig

    Five things to do before you dig

    Smith Brothers’ SHEQ manager, Darrell Johnson, attended an industry webinar last month, hosted by the Association for Project Safety. As part of the hour-long session, one of the subjects covered was how to avoid damaging third party assets – such as cables, pipes and mains – when on site.

  • How the use of drones is changing the electrical engineering industry

    How the use of drones is changing the electrical engineering industry

    Harnessing the power of drones to obtain large amounts of inspection data – across a variety of projects – has been central to success of their adoption. And, as the increase in demand looks set to reach new heights in 2019.

  • High-voltage contracting is probably the safest place to be

    High-voltage contracting is probably the safest place to be

    Health and safety plays a significant role in every workplace and at Smith Brothers it’s no different. But, surprising as it may seem, high-voltage project work can often be one of the safest areas for electrical engineers to work in. Our commercial director David Ogden spoke to Tomorrow’s Health and Safety magazine to explain why…

  • Smith Brothers announces several appointments alongside a new MD

    Smith Brothers announces several appointments alongside a new MD

    High-voltage power contractors Smith Brothers has added a wealth of additional electrical engineering expertise to its portfolio, as six new faces join the Elland-headquartered firm – alongside a newly promoted MD.

  • Q&A with John Smith

    Q&A with John Smith

    Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd was established in 1999 – in fact, we celebrate our 20th birthday later this month – but the company has been around much longer, with Richard and John Smith having worked as sole traders in the early days. After being named as ‘contractor of the month’ by Electrical Times, founding partner John Smith spoke to the magazine to share his thoughts on what makes our company so successful. In case you missed it, you can catch up below.

  • What will Ireland’s data centre growth mean for energy infrastructure?

    What will Ireland’s data centre growth mean for energy infrastructure?

    As the transmission and use of remote data has boomed in recent years – largely thanks to notable advancements in modern communications, wireless technology and smart devices – international dependency on data centres has rocketed too. *

  • Smith Brothers lends its support to Large Scale Solar Europe

    Smith Brothers lends its support to Large Scale Solar Europe

    Towards the end of last year, we announced that we would be sponsoring Solar PV Ireland in March, following the rescheduling of the event.

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