What winners have said about the 2015 Safety Awards…
BH Tree Services Ltd – Winner: Best New Entry – Small Size Organisation
BH Tree Services Ltd. places significant emphasis on its Health and Safety strategy and policies, implementing both statutory and proactive practices and these efforts have been recognised through the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) with BH Tree Services Ltd. winning “Best New Entry Small Sized Organisation Award”. It helps provide focus for making improvements for the future, therefore making our work places safer by increasing “Safety Awareness” and reducing incidents. BH Tree Services Ltd. would highly recommend companies in our industry to strive for this safety achievement.
Yvonne O’Shea, EHS Manager
The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee – Winner: Regional Award – South
I wish to commend everyone who played a part in the hospital’s success at this year’s National Irish Safety Organisation Awards. It is a major achievement for the management and staff at the hospital. This improves the focus on health and safety within the hospital and it has helped to increase our profile and has given us an opportunity to showcase our commitment to health and safety. it is an excellent audit of the hospital’s safety system.
Donna Roche, Hospital Manager
Central Bank of Ireland- Winner: Financial / Insurance Award
The awards structure provides a very thorough framework that allows us get an objective review of our approach and performance against our peers and market leaders in effective safety management. Winning the business category award again this year helped to generate a very positive awareness of how far the collective effort has brought us as an organization in trying to create a more positive working environment.
Liam McMunn, EHS Officer
Fingal County Council – Winner: Local Authority/Council Award
Fingal County Council’s continuous commitment to occupational health and safety has been recognised, as we recently accepted the Local Authority/Council Award, (Business Category) at the All Ireland 24th Annual Occupational Safety awards. The award, recognised nationally, sets a benchmark for industry performance, with maintaining this standard a goal strongly supported by our Management Team. In the words of Ernie Spence, the NI Safety Group Secretary “These things are hard earned”. I would encourage other companies and statutory bodies to enter the 2016 Awards as the benefits of a safety management system have been proven time and time again in Fingal.
Fergal Duignan, Health & Safety Officer
Glan Agua Ltd. – Winner: Regional Award – West
Health and Safety is an integral part of our business which can be see by our numerous achievements in this area. As part of our continuous improvement, the company felt that entry to the NISO Awards would represent a natural progression, not least due to the prominent recognition awards winners receive within the industry. To win a Regional Award in our second year of entering shows our commitment to health and safety and provides reassurance to our clients when tendering.
Aine Healy, HSQE Manager
KD Group Mechanical Engineers – Winner: Distinction Award
KD Group Mechanical Engineers was delighted to have achieved a Distinction Award from the NISO/NISG Twenty Fourth Annual Occupational Safety Awards for the second year running. This award shows the commitment by all staff, management and sub-contractors within our business. KD Group Mechanical Engineers will continue to use the awards system to strive for continual improvements in the safety, health & welfare of all staff within our business.
Caroline Mullins, Health & Safety Manager
Kirby Group Engineering – Winner: Construction Building Services Award
Kirby Group Engineering are extremely honoured to receive the NISO Award for Construction Building Services. This award represents our commitment to continuous improvement of our safety culture and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and supply chain without whom none of this would be possible.
Barry O’Brien, EHS Manager
Leo Lynch – Winner: Regional Award (East)
This latest award from NISO/NISG, won in the highly competitive East Region, recognises our continued delivery of excellence in the area of health, safety and welfare. This latest award adds credibility to our health and safety claims. It’s also great for business. With clients participating in the safety awards and attending the gala dinner, winning such awards is a great way to impress them. I also believe it gives the company an edge, sometimes with small margins between tendering businesses safety records can make the difference between winning and losing a contract. As we like to say, great safety is great business.
Derek Murphy, HSEQ Manager
Longford County Council – Winner: President’s Award – New Entrant
The NISO/NISG Awards are very highly valued and sought-after and we regard this award as positive recognition of the hard work that all employers have put into the safety management system for the last number of years. It’s a great win for the whole organisation.
Mary Gouldsbury, Health and Safety Officer, Longford County Council
Suir Engineering Ltd. – Winner: Highly Commended
Imtech Suir Engineering entered the NISO/NISG awards for the first time in 2015. Our submission, in relation to our health and safety management system, won us a Highly Commended Award. This award demonstrates our ongoing dedication to achieving the highest level of safety performance across our organisation. Imtech Suir are looking forward to taking part in the NISO/NISG Awards in 2016 and again benchmarking ourselves against our industry peers.
Tom Prendergast, EHS Manager
What winners have said about the 2014 Safety Awards…
Aura Sport and Leisure Management – Winner: Distinction Award…
Aura Sport & Leisure Management is delighted to have received a NISO/NISG award for our leisure centres again this year. We maintain the highest of standards, therefore this accolade truly reflects our attention to detail and creates a high standard to which all our centres adhere to. The award recognises Aura as one of the safest leisure facilities in Ireland and winning this award is a significant achievement for the staff. The annual award ceremony gives us the opportunity to thank our team for all their hard work in maintaining our high standards.
Siobhan Perry, Group Health and Safety Officer
Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. Chemoran – Winner: Supreme Award
Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. Chemoran is delighted to have achieved the Supreme Award during the NISO/NISG Safety Award Ceremony 2014.We have been an active participant in the Safety Awards for over 10 years and are proud that this was recognised for the work that has been achieved with such a prestigious award. The Safety Awards gave us an opportunity to audit our systems internally and we used this to actively promote continual improvement within our safety management systems.
Catherine Hession Health & Safety Officer
Hertel Ireland Ltd. – Winner: Distinction Award
The NISO/NISG Awards are an excellent way to measure how our Safety Management System really work, giving a good honest internal assessment. It helps provide focus for making improvements for the future, therefore making our work places safer by increasing ‘Safety Awareness’ and reducing incidents. I would encourage all companies to enter the awards to improve Safety standards.
Philip Purcell, Regional HSEQ Manager
Montupet (UK) Ltd., Belfast – Winner: Distinction and Joint Winner of the Occupational Health Award
We were delighted to have been awarded the inaugural Occupational Health Award and consider it a major achievement for the Company. Entering was tough, but we found the experience a very good way of helping us to improve the overall Health & Safety standards within our organisation. I’d encourage any Safety Group member who’s serious about safety to enter the Awards.
Greg Livingstone, H & S Manager
Road Maintenance Services Ltd. – Winner: President’s Award (Medium Sized Organisation)
The NISO/NISG award is a highly recognised safety award within Road Maintenance Services Ltd. RMS Ltd. are delighted to have achieved a President’s award at the ceremony in 2014. This award shows the commitment by all staff, management and contractors within our business. We will continue to use the awards system to strive for continual improvement in the safety, health and welfare of all staff within our business of road maintenance activities
Catherine Hession, Health & Safety Officer
Sierra Support Services Group – Winner: Bronze Award
Sierra Support Services was delighted to receive the Bronze Award in the NISO/NISG Awards 2014, which demonstrates our ongoing dedication to achieving the highest level of safety performance across our organisation. This year was Sierra’s 11th year of being recognised at the NISO/NISG awards and we believe they are an excellent vehicle to exemplify Sierra as an industry leader in safety whilst demonstrating to all our staff that their efforts to go above and beyond are duly recognised.
Grace Kelly, SHEQ Manager
The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) – Winner: Highly Commended
ComReg places significant emphasis on its Health & Safety strategy and policies, implementing both statutory and proactive practices, and these efforts have been recognised through the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) with ComReg being the recipient of Public Sector awards from NISO, in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Within ComReg, Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility and continues to be a high priority function throughout all areas in the organisation.
Niamh McKeon, Human Resources Development Executive
Wexford County Council – Winner: Regional Award (South East Region)
Wexford County Council entered the NISO/NISG awards for the first time in 2014 and we were pleased to win the South East Regional Award. The submission, in relation to health and safety at our county hall facility, was very worthwhile. It was positive to have the hard work of all those involved recognised and it demonstrated to senior management the significant commitment to high standards of health and safety across our organisation.
Amanda Richards, Health and Safety Officer