On November 6th, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, presented winners of the ICF Health & Safety Awards Scheme 2018 with their awards at a ceremony which coincided with the federation’s Annual General Meeting.

Awards were made to companies for innovative or practical steps or initiatives that reduced the risk of injury or occupational ill-health among employees and others.

There were a total of 59 entries received from ICF members across six categories. Awards were presented to winners in each category with certificates of commendation presented to companies whose entries the independent judging panel considered to merit special recognition.

Details of the award winners are as follows:


Category Winner Commendation
Behavioural Safety, Safety Culture, Leadership & Awareness McGraths Cong – SOP’s at Workstation Kilsaran International – Health & Safety Training for Managers 2018
Worker Involvement in Safety  Breedon Cement – 5 Star Safety Initiative  Banagher Precast Concrete – Improving Awareness of Risks via the Supervisor 
Engineering Initiatives, Design & Solutions  Roadstone – Confined Space & Rescue Roadstone – Tyre Inflation Safety
Traffic Management & Traffic Safety  Kilsaran International – CCTV Cameras Ready Mixed Vehicles Kellys of Fantane – Traffic Management Plan for Casual Customers
Occupational Health & Wellbeing  O’Reilly Concrete – Full Health Screening for all Employees  Harrington Concrete – Manufacture of Huts for Stop/Go Operators 
General Safety BD Flood – Construction of Access Tunnel McGraths Cong – PPE Upgrade & Laundry Service