FAQs: Celebration

FAQs – Celebrating the Success

How do I collect or receive my Award?

A Safety Awards Presentation Ceremony Dinner is normally held in early to mid October and successful companies are invited to attend to collect their awards. Where possible, every effort is made to secure the attendance of the relevant Minister with responsibility for Occupational Health and Safety. The event is an enjoyable social event.

I have never been to the Awards Ceremony and I am not sure whether I should attend?

We cater for all groups and individuals at the Awards ceremony dinner. Some of the bookings are large with perhaps one or two tables booked. On other occasions, individual bookings are made by ladies and gentlemen. Irrespective of the type of booking, where possible, we will ensure that we seat all guests appropriately for advance bookings. For instance, we normally sit persons from the same organisation together and we aim to sit individuals at mixed tables bearing in mind gender and numbers attending. This facility may not be afforded to late bookings.

Can I request to sit with someone from another organisation?

In the past we have done our utmost to ensure that your particular requests are satisfied. There are some limitations, for example, a group of six who wants to sit with another organisation who have seven attending. The normally seating arrangements are ten per table. With the trial introduction of seat selection by organisations booking from 2018, this facility may not be possible going forward.
What is the dress code for the Awards Presentation Dinner?

Men, normally: dress suit / smart casual. Ladies, normally: cocktail dresses / smart casual.

Who arranges Accommodation Bookings?

While bookings for the Awards dinner and annual conference are made through NISO, accommodation bookings are normally made directly with the hotel or venue quoting NISO to obtain the best rates.

No representative of my organisation is available to attend the Awards Ceremony dinner? How do I collect my Award?

Most organisations make every attempt to have a representative attend as it is a national event with Ministerial recognition. Many organisations use the opportunity to thank their committee members, employees, etc., for their contribution to health and safety within their organisations over the last year. If it not possible to attend, you should contact NISO to convey this message and also to make arrangements to collect your award from NISO/NISG in the days after the Safety Awards Ceremony.

What are the photographic arrangements?

NISO/NISG will provide a photographer who will be present on the night and take photographs of each nominated person collecting their award on behalf of their organisation. There will also be opportunities for photographs to be taken of organisational representatives in groups. Requests for these photographs can be made through NISO. No charge has been applied for photographs since 2014.

If you have any other query relating to the Occupational Safety Awards, please contact NISO or NISG.