An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing the Health & Safety profession, will determine the winners of the Health & Safety Excellence Awards.
Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from Health & Safety leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Health & Safety Excellence Awards.
The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.
We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.
A comprehensive judging process has been developed to decide the winners of the Health & Safety Excellence Awards.
2024 Judging Panel
General Manager, Wildlands
Michael is currently the General Manager at Wildlands in Galway. Wildlands opened in 2020 and is a 40-acre adventure park catering for more than 200,000 visitors per year across functions such as adventure, food & beverage, events and accommodation. VIEW MORE
Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager, Dublin Bus
Rafael Bernardes is an Industrial Engineer by profession with over twelve years of business experience, change management, business transformation, QEHS compliance, and strategy through private sector organizations in different businesses, nationally and internationally. VIEW MORE
Senior EHS Executive, Ibec
Elaine is an experienced EHS professional who has worked in a wide range of business sectors. She is currently managing EHS training and consultancy services in Ibec Academy which includes open courses, as well as customised training and consultancy solutions for companies. VIEW MORE
Dr. Conor Buggy
Associate Professor, University College Dublin
Director of the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work / Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies. VIEW MORE
Dr. Alison Connolly
Assistant Professor, University College Dublin (UCD)
An Assistant Professor in the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work (CSHW) within the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science and the Programme Director of the UCD Higher Diploma of the Safety, Health and Well-Being at Work. VIEW MORE
Patricia Ennis Gillen
Lecturer (Retired), TU Dublin
Patricia recently retired from TUDublin and now works as an occupational Health and Safety Consultant and Corporate Trainer (Self-employed). She specialises in chemical safety training. VIEW MORE
Health and Safety Manager, ARYZTA
Jennifer has worked in the field of Occupational Health and Safety for 12+ years, in a range of industries - from IT, construction and manufacturing. VIEW MORE
Head of Rail Safety & Occupational Health and Safety, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Reddy is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, with experience in the highly safety-regulated industries of mining, construction, and light rail. VIEW MORE
Principal Occupational Health & Safety Manager, BAM Ireland
Jessica is highly experienced, dedicated, Health and Safety professional who has accumulated over 24 years’ experience within the construction industry both in Ireland and the Middle East. VIEW MORE
Safety Advisor, Cork County Council
Eddie Ronayne has over 22 years’ experience in OH&S. As head of safety & wellbeing in Cork County Council for 22years, Eddie was instrumental in leading Cork Co. Co. to full certification of its SMS to ISO 45001 and its wellbeing program to the IBEC Keepwell Mark. VIEW MORE
Senior EHS Specialist, Boston Scientific Clonmel
Julianne is an experienced Environmental, Health & Safety professional with a demonstrated history of working in both the aerospace industry and medical device industry. She has progressed throughout the years from her role as an EHS Graduate to her current position of Senior EHS Specialist. VIEW MORE
Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij
Lecturer/Programme Director, University College Dublin
Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij has comprehensive knowledge in the area of occupational health and safety. VIEW MORE