14 Nov Designer Group wins Supreme Award
Designer Group Wins All Ireland Supreme Safety Awards 2022
The 31st National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Annual Safety Awards took place on 11 November 2022 at a special ceremony in Galway at which the Supreme Safety Award winner for 2022, sponsored by Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery, was announced as Designer Group for the second year in a row.
The Supreme Safety Award is presented to the organisation that has shown consistently good or continuously improving health and safety performance over a number of years and an outstanding contribution to occupational safety, health and welfare during the previous year. The Awards are highly valued and regarded among health and safety professionals throughout the island of Ireland.
Other awards presented on the night include the Safety Representative of the Year Award 2022 in association with The Cpl Institute. The joint winners of the Safety Representative of the Year Award for 2022 were Kevin Corcoran, Kiernan Structural Steel and Aoife O’Leary, Baxter Healthcare Irish Manufacturing Operation. The Runner Up prize was awarded to Ejovi Atano, Energia Huntstown Bioenergy.
The Healthy Workplace Award, sponsored by Healthy Ireland, was won by Glenveagh Properties PLC. The Healthy Workplace Award recognises the commitment of workplaces who promote health and wellbeing as a core element of the Health and Safety agenda.
The Occupational Health Award, supported by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), was won by Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.
The Driving for Work Award was won by Acacia Facilities Management Ltd. The Driving for Work Award requires entrants to demonstrate evidence of the following in relation to driving for work: policy, planning, practice, measuring performance and reviewing performance.
The awards, which demonstrate the positive and proactive culture of safety management in organisations, were supported by the Health and Safety Authority, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, Healthy Ireland and Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery.
The 58th Annual NISO Health and Safety Conference, which preceded the safety awards ceremony, was sponsored by Ayrton Group (Gold sponsors); BioThrive Ltd. and SignsInc (Silver Plus Sponsors); Amon Electronics Ltd., Glenveagh Properties PLC, Jones Engineering Group and PM Group (Silver sponsors); DB Schenker and Weltec Engineering Ltd. (Bronze sponsors).
Damien English TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, along with Harry Galvin, NISO President and Ashleigh Birkett, Chair, NISG, presented awards to over 100 organisations from all around the island of Ireland. The Gold Award was won by Actavo (Ireland), the Silver Award by Winthrop Technologies Ltd. and the Bronze Award by Jones Engineering Group.
The Excellence in Safety Award, which is presented to organisations that consistently achieved a high standard safety award for more than fifteen years, representing their continuous commitment to health and safety in their organisation, was won by Actavo (Ireland) Ltd., Colas Bitumen Emulsions (West) Ltd. / Colas Contracting and Chemoran and Designer Group.
A number of Exceptional High Achiever awards were presented to organisations that consistently achieved a high standard safety award for more than ten years, representing their continuous commitment to health and safety in their organisation. Recipients of this award include Acacia Facilities Management, BAM Ireland, Cork City Council, Fingal County Council, GMC Utilities Group Ltd., John Paul Construction, John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd., Jones Engineering Group, Leo Lynch, Merit Medical Ireland Ltd., PM Group, TLI Group Ltd., W&H Alexander Ltd. and Weltec Engineering Ltd.
Expressions of interest for the 2023 safety awards can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register with NISO / NISG to receive details of the 2023 Awards when available.
The full list of awards winners for 2022 can be found at: safetyawards.ie