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Safety Awards

Members are eligible to enter the NISO/NISG All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards.


The Awards have a dedicated and detailed website which was jointly commissioned by the National Irish Safety Organisation and Northern Ireland Safety Group which answers any questions/queries that an entrant might have.

You'll see details on why enter, the Award Categories, how to enter, FAQ's and a wealth of other information which is very helpful for entering.

View the 2024 Workshop recording below.

Download a copy of the presentation used in the 2024 Awards Workshop.

Download a copy of the 2024 Awards Entry Form

If you'd like further information contact NI Safety Group Joint Secretary Nicola McCracken  07966 019575  info@nisg.org.uk

What are they?

In 2023 we recognised 32 years of the awards scheme. In 1992 NISO held the inaugural All-Ireland Occupational Safety Awards with 20 entries from the RoI. NISG participation in the scheme commenced in 1995. The Awards scheme is a collaboration by NISO / NISG which welcomes entries from NISO and NISG member organisations, carries out a rigorous assessment process by independent adjudicators to identify the award winners which culminates in an award ceremony. The benefits and recognition of the Awards scheme within all of Ireland has resulted in 150 organisations entering the Awards scheme year on year.  This year over 600 people attended the 2023 Awards Ceremony in Killarney in October.

This wouldn’t happen without the work of the joint NISO / NISG Awards Committee who plan and deliver the scheme. Preparation for the 2024 year has commenced immediately after the awards ceremony.  The promotion and launch of the 2024 Occupational Health and Safety Awards will be in the first quarter of 2024 with Workshops held across each of the NISO regions and in Northern Ireland. The workshops are now held by Zoom and recorded. This allows the broadcast to be uploaded to the NISG website so organisations interested in entering can refer to it for advice. Entries are submitted to NISO and NISG early summer for adjudication. The awards are fall into Category Groups in order of prestige. By September Participants are advised of the Award Category they have won. The actual award achievements are announced and presented at a Gala Dinner, usually in October.

During the 32 years, the scheme has continued to evolve, encompassing legislation updates, health and safety systems requirements, technological developments and cultural changes, among others in the review process. The award scheme now embraces health and safety, with the scheme name changing to Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

There are specific Awards  within the different Category bands, with Category One being the highest level of awards. To gain an Award within this Category the organisation has to demonstrate consistently high standards of Health and Safety, maintaining high standards within the organisation’s Business Category, organisation’s size and consistent performance over the years are all considered.

However, collating a submission to enter the Award scheme is without doubt the most important and beneficial process for the organisation. It enables the organisation to review and audit it’s Health and Safety Management System and consider the strength of their Health and Safety Leadership and their ability to influence stakeholders, suppliers and contractors.

2023 Winners

Construction-Civil Engineering Award and Exceptional High Achiever Award.
W&H Alexander Ltd.
Construction - Mineral Extraction/ Quarrying/Concrete Product Manufacturing Award.
AG Paving and Building Product
Construction - Specialist Contractor Award.
Mivan Ltd.
Business Category Award : Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing /Assembly.
RYOBI Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd.
Best New Entry: Large Size Organisation Award.
MJM Marine Ltd.
Distinction Award.
McAleer and Rushe
Distinction Award.
Northern Group
Distinction Award.
Energia Group
Consistent High Achiever Award and Higher Distinction Award.
John Graham Construction Ltd.
Driving for Work Award, Northern Ireland Award and Consistent High Achiever Award.

Adman Civil Projects Ltd.


All-Ireland Safety Award Winners - Roll of Honour

Winning a Category 1, Category 2 or Specialist Award is a major achievement by a member organisation. Over the years many of our members have achieved this accolade and below is the roll of honour from the last 10 years.












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