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Success for Cork teams at the 44th All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals 

At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Sligo on Saturday 22 April 2017, BioMarin International Ltd., Cork, were the overall winners in both the Previous Entrants and Novice Categories.

The All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals are run jointly by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG). A total of 13 teams competed from all parts of the island of Ireland.

There was a great turnout at the event, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo, with great support for the participating teams from their coworkers.

In the Previous Entrants final, it was BioMarin International Ltd. with 105 points [out of a maximum of 128 marks] who topped the category, ahead of runners-up, Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division, Sligo, who finished a close second with 103 points. The other five teams in this category also performed strongly.

The results in the Novice Category finals were very close with BioMarin International Ltd. emerging as this years’ victors with a total of 80 points. For the second place title, with a score of 77 points each, Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division Sligo went head to head in a tiebreaker round. Allied Irish Bank (AIB) won the round after one question. The other three teams in this category followed closely behind.

Keith Morrison, chief executive, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI), presented the prizes at a special prize-giving dinner that evening and congratulated all participating teams. Mr. Morrison thanked all of the teams who attended the finals and also thanked the teams who competed at regional level stating that participation in the quiz showed a true commitment to promoting health and safety. He also stated that at its core, the quiz is about learning and bringing that learning back to organisations, which helps to stop fatalities in the workplace.

Harry Galvin, president, National Irish Safety Organisation, thanked all of the teams who participated in this years’ quiz, stating that the quiz is way to learn about occupational health and safety in a fun and sociable way. Mr. Galvin also noted BioMarin International Ltd’s achievement in having winning teams in both categories of the quiz.

Northern Ireland Safety Group Chairperson Mandy Nelson congratulated the participants and commended all the work put in by the teams for the All Ireland Safety Quiz finals.

Previous Entrants Category Winners

1st Place: BioMarin International Ltd (representing the South Region*)

2nd Place: Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division Sligo (representing the North West Region*)

3rd Place: Abbott Ireland Nutritional Division Longford (representing the North East Region*) and Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited (representing the Midland Region*)

Novice Category Winners

1st Place: BioMarin International Ltd (representing the South Region*)

2nd Place: Allied Irish Bank (AIB) (representing the East Region*)

3rd Place: Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division Sligo (representing the North West Region*)

Other participating teams were [in alphabetical order]:

Abbott Ireland Nutritional Division (representing the North East Category*)   Novice Category

Applied Material Ireland (representing the East Region*)
Previous Entrant Category

Ingersoll-Rand International Limited (Representing the West Region*)
Previous Entrant Category

Kirby Group Engineering (representing the Mid West Region*)
Previous Entrant Category

JJ Rhatigan & Company (representing West region*)
Novice Category

Rosderra Irish Meats (representing the Midland Region*)
Novice Category

* East (Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow); Midlands (Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath); Mid West (Limerick, Clare, Tipperary North); North East (Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan); North West (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo); South (Cork, Kerry); South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary South, Waterford, Wexford); West (Galway, Mayo, Roscommon)