Success for Galway and Limerick teams at the 45th All Ireland Safety Quiz Final 

At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 14 April 2018, Thermo King, Galway and Aughinish Alumina, Limerick, were the overall winners in the Previous Entrants and Novice Categories respectively.

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 16 teams competed from all parts of the island of Ireland.

There was a great turnout at the event, held at the Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, with great support for the participating teams from their coworkers.

In the Previous Entrants final, it was Thermo King, Galway, with 110 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 place with 109 points. Following very close behind in joint third place, with a total of 108 points each, Abbott Ireland Nutritional Division, Cootehill, Co. Cavan and BioMarin International Ltd., Co. Cork. The other three teams in this category performed strongly.

In the Novice Category finals Aughinish Alumina, Limerick, scored a total of 91 points [out of a maximum of 96 points] finishing 6 points ahead of runners up BioMarin International Ltd., Cork. Ulster University finished in third place with a final score of 83 points. The other six teams in this category also performed strongly.

Martin O’Halloran, chief executive, Health and Safety Authority (HSA), presented the awards and trophies at a special prize-giving dinner that evening and congratulated all participating teams. Mr O’Halloran 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. Harry Galvin, NISO president, presented Mr. O’Halloran with a specially commissioned piece of crystal to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to health and safety on the year of his impending retirement from the HSA.

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.

John Thompson, chairperson, Northern Ireland Safety Group, 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: Thermo King, Galway (representing the Western Region*)

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

3rd Place: Abbott Ireland, Nutritional Division, Cootehill, Co. Cavan (representing the North East Region*) and BioMarin International Ltd. (representing the South Region*)

Novice Category Winners

1st Place: Aughinish Alumina (representing the Mid West Region*)

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

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

Other Finalists [in alphabetical order]:

Abbott Ireland, Nutritional Division, Cootehill, Co. Cavan (representing the North East Region*) Novice Category

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

AIB (representing the East Region*) Previous Entrant Category

Glan Agua / Meic (representing the Western Region*) Novice Category

H&MV Engineering Ltd. (representing the Mid West Region*) Previous Entrant Category

Hyster Yale [representing Northern Ireland*] Previous Entrant Category

Inbetweeners (representing the South East Region*) Novice Category

Leo Lynch (representing the East Region*) Novice Category

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

Rosderra Irish Meats Group (representing the Midland Region*) Previous Entrant 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.