2013 Awards – What the Winners say…
The Bon Secours Hospital Cork were extremely proud and honoured to have received the Medical Services Award in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year in a row. These Awards clearly demonstrate our continuous commitment to creating a culture of safety excellence in private healthcare in Ireland.
Kieran McNamara, Health & Safety Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Participation in the Health and Safety Awards competition has been a very positive experience in the Bon Secours Hospital Galway. We found the competition process raised the awareness of Health and Safety in the Hospital and involved more people in the organisation. The competition promotes a strong Health and Safety culture.
Lorcan Gill, Facilities Manager & Fire, Health and Safety Officer, Bon Secours Hospital Galway
This is our first NISO/NISG submission and award. Best practice health and safety is critical to EMR’s reputation, and is at the forefront of all its business activity, as is evident in EMR’s participation in the NISO/NISG Awards. The distinction award is testament to EMR’s continuous improvements to industry best practices and reflects its commitment to ensuring compliance to regulations and providing a safe environment for its employees and clients at all times.
Derek Glynn, Chief Operations Officer, EMR Integrated Solutions
The NISO/NISG awards recognises the continued dedication of all staff in helping to ensure we have a safe and healthy work environment. This is our fourth year entering where we have been successful for three years in a row. The Awards process is a leading indicator in our drive towards attaining the highest standards of workplace H&S. Winning awards has increased staff morale at all levels and supported our global drive of ZERO HARM.
Declan Coughlan, Health and Safety Manager, Element Six Ltd.
We entered the Awards with a view to bench marking our H & S Management system against others. It was only after we won a distinction at our first attempt that we realised that the Awards were one of the vehicles we could use to improve. It was gratifying that in our second year of entry (2013) we had improved and were successful in winning the Northern Ireland Award. We are by no means Award ‘junkies’ but do see the tangible benefits that flow from entering and will be doing so again this year.
John Thompson, HSQE Manager, H&J Martin Facilities Management
It was with trepidation that we entered the Safety Awards in 2013. As a small company we envisaged being dwarfed by the giants in our sector. To say we were delighted winning a Distinction at our first attempt would be putting it mildly. Winning has given everybody the belief that what we are doing from a safety and health perspective is just so right.
Bronagh McGarrity, HSQE Manager, Irwin Electrical
We take safety seriously in our business. We’ve entered for a number of years and use the Awards as a way to focus our minds. Each year we strive to win a better Award and were delighted in 2013 to receive the overall regional Award. I would encourage anyone thinking of entering to do so as the rewards far outstrip the work that has to go into doing the entry.
Nicola McCracken, Health and Safety Manager, Lagan Construction
I am delighted to receive the Best New Entry award which reinforces the status of North Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service as safety leaders within our sector. Our occupational health and safety management system paves the way for the best possible working conditions in our Service and I am delighted that our commitment in this area has been recognised with the award.
Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, North Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service, North Tipperary County Council
2012 Awards – What the Winners say…
Aramark Ireland first entered the NISO/NISG Safety Awards as a means to benchmark its health and safety performance against its peers. ‘‘We are particularly proud that Aramark Ireland achieved two awards last year. This independent recognition at the highest level proves that we are doing things right and gives us the impetus to push ourselves to be industry leaders in health and safety.
Martina Donohoe, Quality and Safety Manager, Aramark Ireland
This is our fifth year entering the NISO/NISG Safety Awards and it’s our second time winning our sector award. We are delighted that our commitment in this area has been recognised and to receive such high-level external recognition confirms that we continue to progress in the right direction.
Brendan Kenny, Head of HR, ComReg
This is our second NISO/NISG award and we’ve stepped up from Highly Commended in 2011 to a Distinction last year, proof positive that we are continually improving and moving in the right direction.Winning this award has increased staff morale at all levels within the Group.
Eoin Geoghegan, HSEQ Manager, GMC Group
The NISO/NISG award recognises the dedication of all our employees at Medtronic to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. We are delighted to receive the award, which we see as an independent and objective assessment of our drive towards attaining the highest standards of workplace health and safety.
Catherine Kinsella, Health and Safety Manager, Medtronic
At Brinny we have won many internal awards within the MSD network, based on the health and safety systems we implement and our record in this area, but to win an external validation of this calibre is a source of great pride among our team. This award is something everyone feels proud to be part of and is the result of extraordinary commitment from all at the Brinny site.
Matt Corcoran, Plant Manager, MSD Brinny
We were honoured to be awarded the Transport award. Our goal is to a deliver a programme of superior excellence leading the way in safe aircraft ground handling operations. Winning the transport award was thanks to the commitment and support of our staff, safety representatives and management who drive and invest in our risk management systems daily.
John Grant, Occupational Health & Safety Officer, Sky Handling Partner Limited