What winners have said about the 2017 Safety Awards…

Acacia Facilities Management – Winner; Distinction and Consistent High Achiever
For six consecutive years, Acacia has been recognised by NISO/NISG for our ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards. Each year, the application process gives us the opportunity to systematically analyse our health and safety performance and we use this exercise to identify further improvement opportunities. The receipt of such a prestigious award acknowledges our passion and drive to become health and safety leaders within our industry. It also contributes to assurances for our clients and we are proud to share with them our continued successes.
Karen Hannon, EHS Manager, Acacia Facilities Management Ltd.

ACB Group – Winner; Highly Commended
ACB Group was delighted to receive a Highly Commended award in 2017. We are dedicated to accomplishing high health and safety standards in every aspect of our business and we would recommend any organisation considering entering the awards to do so.
Gillian O’Donoghue, SHEQ Compliance Executive, ACB Group

AE Global – Winner: Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing/Assembly Award
AE global are honoured and humbled to receive such a prestigious presidential category award in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Assembly. This is confirmation that AEG have a robust occupational health and safety management system in alignment with NISO/NISG criteria requirements and is recognised by such a distinguished awarding body.
PJ McGee, HSE&Q Manager, AE Global

Cork City Council  Winner; Distinction Award
Cork City Council was delighted to have achieved a Continuous High Achiever Award. This Award is testament to the investment the Council commit to the safety and health of its employees. The award recognises our safety management system combined with strong management leadership and the goal to achieve continuous improvement.
Paula Kennedy, Senior Executive H&S Manager, Cork City Council

EMR Integrated Solutions – Winner; Distinction and Consistent High Achiever Award
EMR Integrated Solutions was very proud to obtain a high achiever award as it was a key objective for EMR in 2017. The High Achiever award reflects EMR’s continued commitment to health and safety within our organisation. The wellbeing of our staff is a key value of our organisational culture and one that we continually reinforce through ongoing training and guidance.
Derek Glynn, Chief Operations and Technical Officer, EMR Integrated Solutions

Jones Engineering Group – Winner; Supreme Award
Jones Engineering Group is honoured to receive the prestigious All Ireland Supreme Safety Award. It is a testament to our embedded safety culture and is a major endorsement of our continued commitment to the highest EHS standards, both within our company and within our many client companies. Our reputation for operating to the highest safety standards has helped us win prestigious global contracts.
Declan Grady, EHS ManagerJones Engineering Group

KD Group  Winner; Regional Award (West)
The NISO/NISG Awards recognises the positive contribution to health and safety in Ireland. KD Group is delighted to have received the Regional Award (West) as continual acknowledgement of our health and safety standards, as validation of our management system and also to highlight areas of improvement to ensure we continue our low accident rate and to create a safe culture for all our employees and sub-contractors. These awards give you the opportunity to compile your health and safety information and get an overall picture of areas of where you are really strong and also areas that you may need some work on so that you provide the safest working environment for your employees.
Caroline MullinsHealth & Safety Manager, KD Group

King and Moffatt Building Services – Winner; Distinction Award
King and Moffatt were delighted to receive their fifth safety award at the NISO/NISG 26th Annual Safety Awards ceremony. This award recognises the continued dedication of all King and Moffatt staff in supporting our proactive and continuous improvement culture with respect to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment. The safety, health and welfare of our employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and visitors, along with the quality of projects undertaken by King and Moffatt, is of paramount and this award reflects best practice in the industry.
Joan Gallagher, EHSQ Manager, King and Moffatt Building Services

L&M Keating Ltd. – Winner; Higher Distinction Award
L&M Keating are delighted to receive a higher distinction safety award. L&M Keating recognise health and safety as an integral part our business process. Receiving this NISO/NISG safety award reflects and confirms L&M Keating’s continued commitment to the highest standard of health and safety but also recognises the collective culture adopted by our all staff and contractors.
Ian Lynch, Health and Safety Manager, L&M Keating Ltd.

Musgrave Wholesale Partners – Winner; Retail/Wholesale Award
Musgrave Wholesale Partners is honoured to win the NISO/NISG Retail/Wholesale category for the fourth year running. We see the award as putting a “highly recognised seal of approval” on our colleagues’ hard work in “living” health and safety on a daily basis. We would encourage all companies to enter the NISO/NISG Awards as once buy-in is established there is a terrific safety dynamic throughout in preparing for the award and awaiting the results.
Mark Dunne, Health and Safety Manager, Musgrave Wholesale Partners

P&D Lydon – Winner; Distinction Award
P&D Lydon is gratified to have won an award again this year in the NISO/NISG All Ireland Safety Awards. The awards illustrate the significance of health and safety within the winner’s organisations. They are a reassuring benchmark across all sectors and provide reassurance for customers and the general public to know that they are dealing with companies that put great effort to continually improve health and safety.
Megan Lydon, SHEQ Co-Ordinator, P&D Lydon

Suir Engineering Limited  Winner; Higher Distinction Award
Suir Engineering Limited is delighted to have received the NISO/NISG Higher Distinction Award this year. Suir Engineering is committed to promoting the highest standard of health and safety excellence within our business. The NISO/NISG awards provides us with an opportunity to recognise those involved in achieving our goals and in promoting a positive health and safety culture within our industry. I would Highly recommend the awards to any company, large or small, considering entering them.
Tom PrendergastEHS Manager, Suir Engineering Limited

Surecom Network Solutions – Winner; Commended
Surecom Network Solutions is delighted to receive our first NISO/NISG Safety Award. Health and Safety is an important element of our business and at Surecom. Everyone works very hard to ensure that we are meeting the correct standards, while embracing continued improvement throughout our organisation. This award is a great reflection of our continued work and commitment to Health and Safety by all management and staff.
Gosia Przybylowska, Health & Safety Officer, Surecom Network Solutions

Winthrop Engineering Ltd.  Winner; Presidents Award: Large Size Organisation
Following on from winning the Bronze Award in 2016, the President’s Award for Best Large Size Organisation and Consistent High Achiever Award is a further major achievement and recognition of Winthrop Engineering Ltd’s exceptional contribution to occupational safety, health and welfare. The awards are a major endorsement of our continued commitment to maintaining the highest EHS Management standards on all our projects. We believe that “Safety is no Accident”, and through the continued and consistent work put in by all of our team, we aim to exceed the highest safety standards recognised in industry.
Jimmy Savage, EHS Manager, Winthrop Engineering Ltd.

W&H Alexander Ltd.  Winner; Construction: Civil Engineering Award
W&H Alexander Ltd. are delighted to have received the Construction: Civil Engineering Award at the NISO/NISG Awards 2017.  We are extremely proud that the systems we have in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of employees is recognised through these prestigious awards which are highly regarded throughout Ireland.
Wendy Beatty, Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Manager, W&H Alexander Ltd.

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