What winners have said about the 2016 Safety Awards…
ACB Roofing Ltd. – Winner: Highly Commended
ACB Ltd. was delighted to receive such a prestigious award from NISO in 2016. We are delighted to be measured against our peers and those already involved in best practice within the industry and to be awarded to a Highly commended level is a wonderful achievement for our team and ultimately our business. NISO has set a benchmark and a bar for success that allows business to engage in a process of continual improvement of safety at work and be recognised for their efforts.
Georgina Quigley, Director
Cagney Contract Cleaning – Winner: Highly Commended
Cagney Contract Cleaning are delighted to receive our NISO award. All individuals at Cagney Contract Cleaning work very hard to ensure that safety standard are met and exceeded on a daily basis. This is an ongoing commitment we make to our employees and our clients and it is a great pleasure to receive this award demonstrating our ability to deliver on this commitment. Our participation in the NISO award helps to ensure that we are meeting the correct industry standard and ensures the focus and important of health and safety in all elements of our business.
Gregory O’Keeffe, Health and Safety & Training Officer
Collen Construction Ltd. – Winner: Distinction
Collen Construction are delighted to have received a NISO/NISG Distinction Award. This award provides recognition of the company’s consistent approach to raising and implementing health and safety standards to the highest level. Collen’s firm commitment to health and safety starts at Director level and flows throughout the organisation. The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and supply chain.
Joe O’Dwyer, Health & Safety Manager
Cork County Council – Winner: Distinction
Cork County Council is currently progressing our Safety Management System (SMS) for certification to OHSAS 18001 and this NISO award is further recognition that we have a comprehensive SMS that is fit for purpose and operational. We consider it a major achievement to receive this award and we look forward to the challenge of entering again next year. The entry process helps to focus on identifying opportunities for enhancing our SMS which aligns with our goal of continuous improvement.
Eddie Ronayne, CMIOSH, Safety Advisor
EMR Integrated Solutions – Winner: Distinction
This year EMR was presented with the distinction award. This is the 4th year in a row that EMR have received a prestigious level award demonstrating EMR’s drive for continuous improvement in its H&S process and that EMR provides a safe environment for its employees and clients at all times. Year on year, we see more interaction and involvement by our staff in preparation and submission for the awards, which reflects a collective drive to ensure that health and safety remains an engrained part of EMR’s organisational culture.
Derek Glynn, COO
Fingal County Council – Winner: Distinction and Consistent High Achiever Award
This NISO/NISG award allows Fingal County Council to demonstrate the continuous commitment to occupational safety and health in the workplace. It raises the morale of staff when we achieve success. The 2017 NISO/NISG award entry is an annual goal that we look forward to with confidence and enthusiasm.
Fergal Duignan, Health & Safety Officer
Hertel Ireland Ltd. – Winner: Bronze Award and Consistent High Achiever Award
Hertel Ireland Ltd. are delighted to receive this prestigious NISO/NISG award. It takes a team effort and this award is a recognition of the commitment from everyone in the business having an active role in health & safety, creating a safe work environment and culture.
Pat O’Donnell, Regional Director
Iron Mountain Ireland – Winner: Distinction
Iron Mountain Ireland are very proud to have achieved recognition from NISO/NISG Awards.we are especially proud of the effort all our staff made in achieving this honour. The safety, health and welfare or our staff is paramount. As we aspire to be the safest records management provider, our aim is to continue to develop our health and safety management systems and work to the highest safety standards.
John Grant, Health and Safety Officer
King and Moffatt Building Services – Winner: Distinction
It was with great pleasure for King and Moffatt to accept a Distinction at this year’s NISO/NISG Award ceremony. Safety in our company starts at the top with our Directors, Pat King and John Moffatt who assist in the embedding of a sound safety culture throughout the entire company. Safety is the foundation of every project we are involved in and our ethos is that every man should return home in the same condition he left his family in that morning.
Katie Drumm – EHS Manager
Lagan Construction Group – Winner: President’s Award Construction and Anderco Superior Performance Award
Lagan Construction Group was delighted to win these prestigious awards – the NISO/NISG Awards are the premier awards for demonstrating excellent health and safety practice throughout Ireland, both North and South, and recognise where businesses have gone the extra mile to improve health and safety performance and educate employees in best practice.
Nicola McCracken, Health and Safety Manager
Longford County Council – Winner: Local Authority Award
Thrilled to have won an award for the second year in a row, Mary Gouldsbury, Health and Safety Officer said that “Health and Safety is an integral part of business. The Longford County Council safety management system is registered to the international standard OSHAS 18001:2007, the first Council in the country to have registration across sections in all directorates. Delighted with the win, Chief Executive, Paddy Mahon said “Longford County Council takes the health and safety of employees very seriously. We work in a high risk environment and having a safety management system that helps employees, contractors and members of the public return to their families safely each day is a top priority. Participation in the NISO / NISG Safety Awards demonstrates a positive corporate governance attitude within our organisation and a dedication to the achievement of health and safety excellence. This award is recognition for the strong personal commitment of our employees to continually improving which helps with aiming to achieve the highest standards in Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare within our diverse range of services across the organisation”.
Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive and Mary Gouldsbury, Health and Safety Officer
M+W Ireland Ltd. – Winner: Consultants Award
It is an honour for M+W Group Ireland to be awarded the Consultants Award at the esteemed NISO/ NISG Awards this year. It demonstrates our teams commitment and continued focus on safe working practices. The awards helps provide our teams with the motivation needed for continued EHS success.
Avril Moran, EHS Manager, High Tech Projects
Montupet UK Ltd. – Winner: Manufacturing Award
Montupet UK Ltd. would thoroughly recommend entering the All Ireland Safety Awards; we have found it a very rewarding experience, as we have seen measurable improvements in our management of Health & Safety, every year we have entered. It will improve the profile of your Company, and show the importance and commitment to Health & Safety, for all your employees.
Gregory Livingstone, Health & Safety Engineer
Musgrave Wholesale Partners – Winner: Retail / Wholesale Award
Musgrave Wholesale Partners senior management and staff have worked extremely hard over the past number of years primarily to have a robust H&S system in place but also to have colleagues in the business fully engaged with all elements regarding health and safety. The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) / NISG award is terrific for our business in that it recognises how our H&S management protects our colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers, etc.
Mark Dunne, Health and Safety Manager
O’Connor Sutton Cronin – Winner: Consulting Engineers Award
OCSC have been entering the NISO Annual Safety Awards since 2007 and we have gained a distinction level award over the last number of years as well as our 2014 win in the Construction Category (Consulting Engineer). The NISO/NISG safety awards allow us to demonstrate numerous examples of how our engineering designs take into account the General Principles of Prevention to design out risks and ensure projects we are involved in can be safely constructed and safely maintained. Designing for Safety in Construction is a key part of how OCSC deliver all projects and we view the NISO/NISG Annual Safety Awards as a very useful barometer of our continual and ongoing compliance with our duties as designers under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations.
Cormac Woods, Associate/Health and Safety Officer
P&D Lydon – Winner: Civil Engineering Award
P&D Lydon is delighted to have won the highly competitive Civil Engineering Award. We see the NISO/NISG awards as a positive reflection on the immense emphasis that is placed on Health and Safety within our organisation. The NISO/NISG awards can be seen as a positive benchmark across all sectors and it provides reassurance for clients to know that they are dealing with a company that takes these matters so seriously. We strive for continual improvement to our procedures and processes and the compiling of the submission each year is a great summary of all that we do achieve in a year.
Megan Lydon, SHEQ Co-Ordinator
Priority Construction Ltd. – Winner: Best New Entry – Small Size Organisation
Priority Construction Ltd. places serious emphasis on Health & Safety policies and procedures. We are accredited to OHSAS-18001 standard an employ a fully qualified, MSc level, Health & Safety Manager. Winning the “Best New Entrant” award in 2016 is testament to our impeccable record. The award manifested in our raising of the bar to even higher levels. Company culture and commitment to Health & Safety all improved.
Niamh Larkin, HSEQ Manager
Specialist Technical Services – Winner: Best New Entry – Large Size Organisation
The 2016 NISO/NISG awards was the first year that Specialist Technical Services (STS) entered the awards scheme and we are delighted and very proud to have won the “Best New Entry Large Size Organisation” category. This is a fabulous achievement for the company and recognises our efforts in providing the highest standards of health and safety in the workplace. Winning the award has proven to our clients that STS is an industry leader and fully committed to the highest standards of occupational health and safety in the workplace in Ireland. Winning the award has also had a most beneficial effect for our business in that it recognises the efforts of our entire workforce collectively and has only further nurtured our already excellent safety culture in the company.
Paul Kelleher, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
Winthrop Engineering – Winner: Bronze Award and Consistent High Achiever Award
Winthrop Engineering Ltd. were honoured to receive both a ‘Bronze Award’ and also a ‘Consistent High Achiever Award’. We are committed to achieving ongoing and consistent high safety and health standards at all of our workplaces and to be a leader in our field. Receiving both awards is testament to our companies commitments.
Jimmy Savage, EHS Manager
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