Success for Dublin and Cork teams at the 46th All Ireland Safety Quiz Final

At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Dundalk, Co. Louth on Saturday 6 April 2019, AIB, Dublin, and BioMarin International Limited, Cork, were the overall winners in the Previous Entrants and Novice Categories respectively.

The All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals, supported by Insurance Ireland, is run jointly by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG). A total of 14 teams competed from all parts of the island of Ireland.

There was a great turnout at the event, held at the Crowne Plaza Dundalk, Dundalk, Co. Louth, with great support for the participating teams from their co-workers.

In the Previous Entrants final, it was AIB, Dublin, with 110 points [out of a maximum of 128 marks] who topped the category, ahead of runners-up, BioMarin, Cork, who finished a close second place with 107 points. Following very close behind in third place, with a total of 106 points, was Rosderra Irish Meats Group, Co. Offaly. The other four teams in this category performed strongly.

The results in the Novice Category finals were very close with the two top scoring teams battling it out for first place in a tie-break round. Abbott Ireland Nutritional Division, Cootehill and BioMarin International Limited, Cork, both finished with 87 points each [out of a maximum of 96 points]. BioMarin won the tie-break to claim the title of All Ireland Safety Quiz Champions in the Novice Category. GE Energy (Ireland) Ltd. followed closely behind with a final score of 85 points. The other four teams in the category also performed well.

Harry Galvin, president, National Irish Safety Organisation and John Thompson, chairperson, Northern Ireland Safety Group, resented the awards and trophies at a special prize-giving dinner that evening and congratulated all participating teams.

Mr Galvin commended all the quiz teams, noting that each and every participant should be proud of their efforts to improve occupational health and safety. Mr Galvin also thanked the participating organisations’ managers for the support and encouragement shown to their teams.

Mr Thompson congratulated the participants and commended all the work put in by the teams for the All Ireland Safety Quiz finals.

Yvonne Mullooly, assistant chief executive, Health and Safety Authority (HSA), acknowledged the time and commitment each team and participating organisation gave to the quiz and their contribution to creating health and safety awareness in their workplace.

Previous Entrants Category Winners

1st Place: AIB (representing the East Region*)

2nd Place: BioMarin International Ltd. (representing the South Region*)

3rd Place: Rosderra Irish Meats Group (representing the Midland Region*)

Novice Category Winners

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

2nd Place: Abbott Ireland, Nutritional Division, Cootehill (representing the North East Region*)

3rd Place: GE Energy (Ireland) Ltd. (represent the West Region*)

Other Finalists [in alphabetical order]:

Abbott Ireland, Nutritional Division, Cootehill (representing the North East Region*) Previous Entrants Category

Abbvie Ballytivnan (representing the North West Region*) Novice Category

Abbvie Ballytivnan (representing the North West Region*) Previous Entrants Category

AIB (representing the East Region*) Novice Category

Haffey Sports Grounds (representing Northern Ireland*) Novice Category

Hurson Engineering (representing the Mid West Region*) Novice Category

Thermo King, Galway (representing the Western Region*) Previous Entrants Category

Ulster University (representing Northern Ireland*) Previous Entrants 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).