Best Organisations on the Island of Ireland

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Success for Cork and Longford teams at the 49th All Ireland Safety Quiz Final

At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Limerick on Saturday, 27 April 2024, BioMarin International Ltd., Cork, and Avery Dennison Medical, Longford, were the overall winners in the Previous Entrants and Novice Categories respectively.

The All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals is run jointly by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG).

There was a great turnout at the event held at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, with great support for the participating teams from their co-workers.

In the Previous Entrants category final, BioMarin International Ltd. emerged as the overall winners with an impressive 111 points [out of a maximum of 128 marks] ahead of runners-up, Abbott Nutrition Cootehill, Co Cavan, who finished in second place with 109 points. In third place, with a total of 93 points, was University of Ulster Students’ Union.

The results in the Novice Category finals were very close with Avery Dennison Medical emerging as this years’ victors with a total of 80 points. In second place, with a score of 73 points, was BioMarin International Ltd. followed closely by Lagan MEICA in third place with a total of 72 points.

Fergal McKevitt, President, National Irish Safety Organisation and Wendy Beatty, Chair, Northern Ireland Safety Group presented the awards and trophies at a special prize-giving dinner that evening and congratulated all participating teams.

Mr McKevitt commenced the prize-giving ceremony by saying that it’s time to put the fun back into safety. He commended all the quiz teams, noting that each and every participant should be proud of their efforts to improve occupational health and safety. Mr McKevitt also thanked the participating organisations’ managers for the support and encouragement shown to their teams.

Ms Beatty congratulated the participants and commended all the work put in by the teams for the All Ireland Safety Quiz finals. Ms Beatty also noted the importance of the safety events held jointly by NISO and NISG to help further the promotion of health and safety on the island of Ireland.

The Regional Heats for the 50th All Ireland Safety Quiz 2025 will commence nationwide in spring 2025.

 

Previous Entrants Category Winners

1st Place: BioMarin International Limited (representing the Southern Region*)

2nd Place: Abbott Nutrition Cootehill (representing the North Eastern Region*)

3rd Place: Ulster University Students’ Union (representing Northern Ireland*)

 

Novice Category Winners

1st Place: Avery Dennison Medical (representing the Midland Region*)

2nd Place: BioMarin International Limited (representing the Southern Region*)

3rd Place: Lagan MEICA (representing Northern Ireland*)

 

Other Finalists

Abbott Ireland (representing the North Eastern Region*) Novices Category

* Midlands (Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath); North East (Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan); Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone); North West (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo); South (Cork, Kerry).

 

Fergal McKevitt, President, National Irish Safety Organisation and Wendy Beatty, Chair, Northern Ireland Safety Group, presenting the prizes and trophies to the All Ireland Safety Quiz Novice Category Winners – Avery Dennison Medical.

 

Fergal McKevitt, President, National Irish Safety Organisation and Wendy Beatty, Chair, Northern Ireland Safety Group, presenting the prizes and trophies to the All Ireland Safety Quiz Previous Entrant Category Winners – BioMarin International Ltd.