What winners have said about the 2018 Safety Awards…

Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service – Winner; Supreme Award…
Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service is delighted to receive the very prestigious Supreme Safety Award which reinforces our status as safety leaders within our sector. Our occupational health and safety management system paves the way for the best possible working conditions in our Service and I am delighted that our commitment in this area has been recognised with this award.
Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service

Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran) – Winner; Gold Award and Exceptional High Achiever Award…
Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran) is extremely proud to receive the Gold Award in the NISO/NISG Safety Awards ceremony in 2018. As this was the second time that the company received such a prestigious award it a testament to the company commitment to safety, health and welfare to its staff, customers and our contractors.
Catherine Hession, Health & Safety Officer, Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran)

Mainline Group Ltd. – Winner; President’s Award – Medium Size Organisation Award & Consistent High Achiever Award…
Mainline was delighted to receive the President’s Award: Medium Size Organisation award along with a Consistent High Achiever award. In receiving these awards Mainline is happy to promote the NISO/NISG work in recognizing those companies that strive to make their organisations safer places to work. Mainline remain committed to make continuous improvements with regards safety performance for the benefit of our workforce as well as our clients.
John Connelly, Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) Manager, Mainline Group Ltd.

KDK Scaffolding – Winner; Best New Entry – Medium Size Organisation…
KDK Scaffolding is proud to receive the Best New Entry – Medium Size Organisation award for 2018. It is recognition that health and safety is an integral part of our business and confirms commitment to the highest standard of health and safety. This award also recognises the safety culture adopted by all our staff and is recognition for their hard work.
Robert Kelly, Safety Director, KDK Scaffolding

Bon Secours Hospital Tralee – Winner; Regional Award (South)…
Regional Award – Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) is delighted to receive the Regional Award (South). This is a major achievement for the Management and Staff of BSHT and confirms our commitment to effectively manage health and safety to the highest standards.
Maria Carmody, Fire Health and Safety Officer, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

Honeywell Aerospace Ireland Limited – Winner; Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing /Assembly Award and Consistent High Achiever Award
Honeywell Aerospace Ireland Limited was delighted to have won both the Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing /Assembly Award and a Consistent High Achiever Award. These awards, recognised externally and internally, are a major endorsement of the continued commitment to protect our employees, our community and our environment.
Joy Cox, HSE&F Site Lead, Honeywell Aerospace Ireland Limited

Roadbridge – Winner; Construction Civil Engineering Award and Exceptional High Achiever Award…
Roadbridge is delighted and honoured to receive an Exceptional High Achiever Award and the Construction Civil Engineering Award at this year’s Award ceremony. It is indeed a proud achievement for the company and I would like to praise all the employees and associates of the company for their continued commitment to Health & Safety within Roadbridge.
Michael Ryan, Health & Safety Manager, Roadbridge

Aura Sport & Leisure Management Ltd. – Winner; Sport / Leisure Award and Continuous High Achiever Award… 
Aura Sport & Leisure is delighted to receive the Sport & Leisure and a Continuous High Achiever Awards for 2018. It is great to celebrate and be recognised for the hard work that goes in to achieving our award-winning safety culture. The NISO/NISG awards structure allow us as a company to continually adapt, improve and benchmark our safety climate and culture against the very best.
Gerard Morgan, Group Health & Safety Officer, Aura Sport & Leisure Management Ltd.

Designer Group – Winner; Higher Distinction Award and Exceptional High Achiever Award…
Designer Group is delighted to have received recognition at the 27th NISO/NISG Awards. Accolades like these are testament to our Operational Staff at all levels of the business of how highly we regard the Health and Safety of all personnel affected by our activities. By continuously benchmarking and achieving these milestones we assure our commitment to the highest standards of EHS.
Patrick Kinehan, Group EHS Manager, Designer Group

Acacia Facilities Management Ltd. – Winner; Higher Distinction Award and Consistent High Achiever Award…
In recognition of our improving performance over the past 7 years, Acacia were honoured to receive a Higher Distinction Award & Consistent High Achiever Award in 2018. Each year, the entry process affords us an opportunity to systematically evaluate our H&S performance. We always look for ways to improve our overall Health & Safety performance and the awards are a means to confirm and recognise our progress.
Karen Hannon, EHS Manager, Acacia Facilities Management Ltd.

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd. – Winner; Higher Distinction Award…
Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd. (RNCE) is delighted to receive a higher distinction safety award in the 2018 NISO/NISG All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards. RNCE hold health and safety as the organisation’s main core value and an integral part of our company’s day to day operations. Receiving this award shows the hard work, effort and commitment of all employees within the organisation in relation to health and safety. We look forward to entering again in 2019.
Raymond Shelly, HSEQ Manager, Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd.

ACB Group – Winner; Distinction Award…
ACB Group were delighted to receive a Distinction award in 2018. We are dedicated to have accomplished high health & safety standards in every aspect of our business and we would recommend any organisation considering entering the awards to do so.
Gillian O’Donoghue, SHEQ Compliance Executive, ACB Group

Wright Medical Cork – Winner; Distinction Award…
Wright Medical Cork was honoured to receive a Distinction award. It is our first year entering the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards and winning a Distinction award is an indicator that we’re making progress in changing our habits across Wright Medical Cork. That’s how we should be judged. Priorities can change whereas values do not. We’ve embedded safety in our culture and in our values, with this commitment extending from the Senior Management to every level within our company.
Yvonne O’Shea, EHS Coordinator, Wright Medical Cork

Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd. – Winner; Distinction Award…
Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd. are pleased to have won an award in the NISO/NISG All Ireland Safety Awards. It is a testament to our strong health & safety culture and is a key commendation of Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd.’s continuous commitment to the highest health & safety standards.
Padraig Foley, QEHS Manager, Griffin Brothers Contracting Ltd.

MMD Construction Ltd. – Winner; Distinction Award…
MMD Construction is delighted to receive a distinction award again this year at the NISO/NISG Safety Awards demonstrating the importance of Health and Safety at all levels throughout MMD and our commitment to achieving the highest EHS Standards. The awards provide reassurance to clients and the general public that they are dealing with organisations that make great efforts to improve health and safety across all sectors of industry.
Michael Bowen, Engineer | Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, MMD Construction Ltd.

Electric Skyline Ltd. – Winner; Highly commended…
Electric Skyline Ltd are delighted to have received their third Safety Award at the NISO/NISG 27th Annual Safety Awards. Health and Safety is an extremely important element of our business. This award reflects our commitment to Health and Safety by all management and staff members and showcases the efforts made by Electric Skyline to Continually improve Health and Safety in the workplace.
Laura Walsh, Health and Safety Officer, Electric Skyline Ltd.

New Century Engineering Ltd. – Winner; Distinction Award…
New Century Engineering Ltd. were honoured to receive a distinction award as first-time entrants at the NISO 27th Annual Occupational Safety Awards. The awards set the criterion that companies aim to achieve to demonstrate the highest standards of safety. The award validates the company’s commitment to safety and also recognises the positive safety culture within the business. This hopefully will be the first award of many more to come in the future  .
Rob Mc Carron, HSQE Manager, New Century Engineering Ltd.

Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service – Winner; Supreme Award…
Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service is delighted to receive the very prestigious Supreme Safety Award which reinforces our status as safety leaders within our sector. Our occupational health and safety management system paves the way for the best possible working conditions in our Service and I am delighted that our commitment in this area has been recognised with this award.
Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service

KD Group – Winner; Construction – Building Services Award…
KD Group are honoured to receive the prestigious Construction-Building Services award at the 27th Annual NISO/NISG Occupational Safety Awards. Receiving this award reflects and confirms KD Group’s continued commitment to the highest standard of H&S and recognises the collective culture adopted by our staff and contractors. The Awards gave us an opportunity to audit our systems internally and we used this to actively promote continual improvement within our safety management systems.
Caroline Mullins, Health and Safety Manager, KD Group

Lagan Cement Products – Winner; Highly Commended…
Lagan Cement Products (now Breedon Cement & Brick) are delighted to have achieved another NISO/NISG Health and Safety Award in 2018. It is a testament to all the positive health and safety work that is done by all teams throughout the year.
John McNamara, Health & Safety Manager, Breedon Cement & Brick

Ecolab Ltd. – Winner; Chemical/Pharmaceutical Speciality Award
Ecolab is delighted to achieve the higher Safety Award in the Chemical/Pharmaceutical Speciality category at NISO/NISG 28th Annual Safety Awards. At Ecolab, we make safety our number one priority with one Goal – zero incident. It is an essential part of our culture and we are fully committed to health and safety, investing heavily in training and education. This award recognises all the hard work that has been achieved within our organisation and the dedication of our teams to ensure all of our associates can go home safe every day.
Ricardo Santos; Ecolab Ltd.


What winners have said about the 2017 Safety Awards…

Jones Engineering Group – Winner; Supreme Award
Jones Engineering Group is honoured to receive the prestigious All Ireland Supreme Safety Award. It is a testament to our embedded safety culture and is a major endorsement of our continued commitment to the highest EHS standards, both within our company and within our many client companies. Our reputation for operating to the highest safety standards has helped us win prestigious global contracts.
Declan Grady, EHS Manager, Jones Engineering Group

Acacia Facilities Management – Winner; Distinction and Consistent High Achiever
For six consecutive years, Acacia has been recognised by NISO/NISG for our ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards. Each year, the application process gives us the opportunity to systematically analyse our health and safety performance and we use this exercise to identify further improvement opportunities. The receipt of such a prestigious award acknowledges our passion and drive to become health and safety leaders within our industry. It also contributes to assurances for our clients and we are proud to share with them our continued successes.
Karen Hannon, EHS Manager, Acacia Facilities Management Ltd.

AE Global – Winner: Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing/Assembly Award
AE global are honoured and humbled to receive such a prestigious presidential category award in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Assembly. This is confirmation that AEG have a robust occupational health and safety management system in alignment with NISO/NISG criteria requirements and is recognised by such a distinguished awarding body.
PJ McGee, HSE&Q Manager, AE Global

EMR Integrated Solutions – Winner; Distinction and Consistent High Achiever Award
EMR Integrated Solutions was very proud to obtain a high achiever award as it was a key objective for EMR in 2017. The High Achiever award reflects EMR’s continued commitment to health and safety within our organisation. The wellbeing of our staff is a key value of our organisational culture and one that we continually reinforce through ongoing training and guidance.
Derek Glynn, Chief Operations and Technical Officer, EMR Integrated Solutions

King and Moffatt Building Services – Winner; Distinction Award
King and Moffatt were delighted to receive their fifth safety award at the NISO/NISG 26th Annual Safety Awards ceremony. This award recognises the continued dedication of all King and Moffatt staff in supporting our proactive and continuous improvement culture with respect to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment. The safety, health and welfare of our employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and visitors, along with the quality of projects undertaken by King and Moffatt, is of paramount and this award reflects best practice in the industry.
Joan Gallagher, EHSQ Manager, King and Moffatt Building Services

L&M Keating Ltd. – Winner; Higher Distinction Award
L&M Keating are delighted to receive a higher distinction safety award. L&M Keating recognise health and safety as an integral part our business process. Receiving this NISO/NISG safety award reflects and confirms L&M Keating’s continued commitment to the highest standard of health and safety but also recognises the collective culture adopted by our all staff and contractors.
Ian Lynch, Health and Safety Manager, L&M Keating Ltd.

P&D Lydon – Winner; Distinction Award
P&D Lydon is gratified to have won an award again this year in the NISO/NISG All Ireland Safety Awards. The awards illustrate the significance of health and safety within the winner’s organisations. They are a reassuring benchmark across all sectors and provide reassurance for customers and the general public to know that they are dealing with companies that put great effort to continually improve health and safety.
Megan Lydon, SHEQ Co-Ordinator, P&D Lydon

Surecom Network Solutions – Winner; Commended
Surecom Network Solutions is delighted to receive our first NISO/NISG Safety Award. Health and Safety is an important element of our business and at Surecom. Everyone works very hard to ensure that we are meeting the correct standards, while embracing continued improvement throughout our organisation. This award is a great reflection of our continued work and commitment to Health and Safety by all management and staff.
Gosia Przybylowska, Health & Safety Officer, Surecom Network Solutions

KD Group Winner; Regional Award (West)
The NISO/NISG Awards recognises the positive contribution to health and safety in Ireland. KD Group is delighted to have received the Regional Award (West) as continual acknowledgement of our health and safety standards, as validation of our management system and also to highlight areas of improvement to ensure we continue our low accident rate and to create a safe culture for all our employees and sub-contractors. These awards give you the opportunity to compile your health and safety information and get an overall picture of areas of where you are really strong and also areas that you may need some work on so that you provide the safest working environment for your employees.
Caroline Mullins, Health & Safety Manager, KD Group

Suir Engineering Limited Winner; Higher Distinction Award
Suir Engineering Limited is delighted to have received the NISO/NISG Higher Distinction Award this year. Suir Engineering is committed to promoting the highest standard of health and safety excellence within our business. The NISO/NISG awards provides us with an opportunity to recognise those involved in achieving our goals and in promoting a positive health and safety culture within our industry. I would Highly recommend the awards to any company, large or small, considering entering them.
Tom Prendergast, EHS Manager, Suir Engineering Limited

Winthrop Engineering Ltd. Winner; Presidents Award: Large Size Organisation
Following on from winning the Bronze Award in 2016, the President’s Award for Best Large Size Organisation and Consistent High Achiever Award is a further major achievement and recognition of Winthrop Engineering Ltd’s exceptional contribution to occupational safety, health and welfare. The awards are a major endorsement of our continued commitment to maintaining the highest EHS Management standards on all our projects. We believe that “Safety is no Accident”, and through the continued and consistent work put in by all of our team, we aim to exceed the highest safety standards recognised in industry.
Jimmy Savage, EHS Manager, Winthrop Engineering Ltd.

Cork City Council Winner; Distinction Award
Cork City Council was delighted to have achieved a Continuous High Achiever Award. This Award is testament to the investment the Council commit to the safety and health of its employees. The award recognises our safety management system combined with strong management leadership and the goal to achieve continuous improvement.
Paula Kennedy, Senior Executive H&S Manager, Cork City Council

W&H Alexander Ltd. Winner; Construction: Civil Engineering Award
W&H Alexander Ltd. are delighted to have received the Construction: Civil Engineering Award at the NISO/NISG Awards 2017.  We are extremely proud that the systems we have in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of employees is recognised through these prestigious awards which are highly regarded throughout Ireland.
Wendy Beatty, Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Manager, W&H Alexander Ltd.

Musgrave Wholesale Partners – Winner; Retail/Wholesale Award
Musgrave Wholesale Partners is honoured to win the NISO/NISG Retail/Wholesale category for the fourth year running. We see the award as putting a “highly recognised seal of approval” on our colleagues’ hard work in “living” health and safety on a daily basis. We would encourage all companies to enter the NISO/NISG Awards as once buy-in is established there is a terrific safety dynamic throughout in preparing for the award and awaiting the results.
Mark Dunne, Health and Safety Manager, Musgrave Wholesale Partners

ACB Group – Winner; Highly Commended
ACB Group was delighted to receive a Highly Commended award in 2017. We are dedicated to accomplishing high health and safety standards in every aspect of our business and we would recommend any organisation considering entering the awards to do so.
Gillian O’Donoghue, SHEQ Compliance Executive, ACB Group