NISO Events – New 2020 Dates

NISO Events – New 2020 Dates

Rescheduled NISO Events 2020

Friday, 27 March 2020

Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with further safety measures to help prevent the spread of the virus, NISO has made changes to its upcoming events calendar.

All Ireland Occupational Health & Safety Awards submissions [July/September 2020]
The Occupational Health & Safety Awards will proceed this year and the deadlines for submissions have been extended as follows:

Early bird entries: 31 July 2020
Standard entry deadline: 25 September 2020

There will be no late entry deadline so ensure your submission is sent to reach NISO or NISG by 25 September 2020 at latest.

Organisations who have availed of the Early bird submission date (Friday, 27 March 2020) will have the opportunity to have their submission returned by recorded delivery to allow for further improvements. Organisations who have made early bird payments should ensure they meet the 31 July deadline for submitting entries. We will be in touch separately with these organisations.

All Ireland Occupational Health & Safety Awards Presentation Ceremony [22 January 2021]
The Occupational Health & Safety Awards Presentation Ceremony has been deferred to Friday, 22 January 2021 and it will take place at the same venue in the Great Southern, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals [17 October 2020]
The Safety Quiz Finals will now take place on Saturday, 17 October in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. We will also rearrange dates for the remaining regional heats in due course.

NISO National AGM [25 June]
The NISO National AGM is now scheduled for 25 June in the NISO Training Centre, Ballymount, Dublin 12. Notice of the AGM will be sent out in later part of May.

NISO Annual Health and Safety Conference [Cancelled]
The NISO Annual Conference is cancelled for 2020.

Additional measures
Collective co-operation
To participate in the collective effort requested by the government to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, NISO staff are working from home where possible. The NISO head office located in Ballymount, Dublin 12 will remain open but access to the building is now limited. NISO asks you not to send in any deliveries without having made prior arrangements with us (contact 01 465 9760 or email

Our services (other than public courses and events) remain uninterrupted and we continue to provide our usual service to members via our website (, our Ezines, and of course by email directly from all NISO staff.

General and Course Queries
Marta Zajac

Event Queries
Paula Sokolic

Publication and Communication Queries
Geraldine Brady

Finance queries
Warren Azong

The rest of the NISO team will also be available to assist members

All NISO events and training have been deferred until 30 April 2020. We will keep you informed of any further developments.

Thank you for your understanding.

National Irish Safety Organisation