Safety Award Winners 2015

Safety Award Winners 2015

Sierra Support Services Group wins ALL IRELAND SUPREME SAFETY AWARD 

The 24th Annual National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Safety Awards took place on 2 October 2015 at a special ceremony in Galway at which the Supreme Safety Award winner for 2015, sponsored by Phillips 66, was announced as Sierra Support Services Group.

The Supreme Safety Award is presented to the organisation which 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 included the Small / Sub Contractor Safety Innovation Award 2015, in association with Construction Safety Partnership (CSP), which was awarded to SNPS Ltd. The Safety Representative of the Year Award 2015, in association with  Nifast, was awarded to Pauline Walsh, Ballina Beverages.

The inaugural Superior Performance Award, sponsored by Anderco, was won by Lagan Construction Group. The Anderco Superior Performance Award is awarded to the organisation that best demonstrates evidence that they have introduced proactive measures over and above the legal requirement to provide a superior safety working environment for all.

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 Eli Lilly S.A. – Ireland Branch.

The awards, which demonstrate the positive and proactive culture of safety management in organisations, were sponsored by Anderco, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), and Phillips 66, while Abbott Ireland Diagnostic Division, Sligo; Anderco; ESS Safeforce; Gas Networks Ireland; KD group; Kilcawley Construction; Roadbridge and Walsh Group, sponsored the annual health and safey conference, which preceded the safey awards ceremony.

Pauric Corrigan, NISO president, along with Jimmy Fenton, NISG chair, and Martin O’Halloran, HSA CEO, presented awards to over 100 organisations from all around the island of Ireland. The Gold Award was won by John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd., based in Dublin; the Silver Award by Walls Construction Limited, based in Dublin and the Bronze Award by Lagan Construction Group, based in Belfast.

A number of high achiever awards were presented to organisations that consistently achieved a high standard safety award between 2010−2015 inclusively, representing their continuous commitment to health and safety in their organisation. Recipients of this award include Abbott Ireland Diagnostic Division; Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd.; Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland; Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran); Designer Group Engineering Contractors; Fingal County Council; GE Healthcare Ireland; John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd.; Jones Engineering Group;  Lake Region Medical Limited; Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals; Northstone Materials; PM Group; Roadbridge; Road Maintenance Services; Sierra Support Services Group; TLI Group and Xerox Technology.

Expressions of interest for the 2016 safety awards can be emailed to Register with NISO / NISG to receive details of the 2016 Awards when available.

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