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