Safety Rep of the Year Award 2016

Time to recognise Ireland’s leading Safety Reps

We are calling on Safety Representatives from each corner of the country to stand up and be recognised for their achievements in making their workplace a safer environment for all. In association with the National Irish Safety Organisation, we are now accepting nominations for the NISO Safety Representative of the Year Award 2016. Persons nominated for the award must be Safety Representatives and must be nominated by a manager or supervisor within the organisation in which they work.

Recognise the commitment and professionalism of the Safety Representatives working in your organisation by nominating them for Safety Representative of the year 2016.

A positive workplace Health & Safety culture has been proven repeatedly to increase productivity and reduce stress in the workplace beneting both the employer and the employee. The Cpl Institute (incorporating Nifast) are delighted to announce details of our continued commitment and support for the NISO Safety Representative of the Year Award.

The Safety Representative of the Year will be publicly recognised for their achievements at the Malton Hotel, Killarney, on the 7th of October 2016. They will also receive the Perpetual Trophy from NISO and a cheque to the value of €600, courtesy of The Cpl Institute.

Closing date for applications is the 31st of August 2016.

Niso Winner

The Safety Representative of the Year Award 2015 was awarded to Pauline Walsh of Ballina Beverages.

The addition of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to the Irish statute books (including the employers’ responsibility to make provision for consultation) confirms that employees are entitled (if they so choose) to nominate at least one individual as a Safety Representative to make representation to management with regard to Health and Safety in the workplace.

While a Safety Representative does not in fact have any specific duties, as opposed to functions under the 2005 Act, other than those specific duties and functions that apply to employees generally. Therefore, it is important to note that a Safety Representative who accepts a management proposal to deal with a safety or health issue could not be held legally accountable for putting that proposal into effect.

For more details, contact Conor Loughran in The Cpl Institute on 01-895 5755 or fill out the form below with your details and we will forward on an application form to fill out:



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