Friday, October 15th, 2010
Obelisk Group, a leading provider of infrastructure build, network solutions and maintenance services to the telecoms industry as well as a market leader in renewable energy solutions, has scooped a prestigious national health and safety award at the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) awards held recently in Athlone.
Obelisk Group’s health and safety team won the major award for Best Specialist Contractor in Ireland.
Padraig Brady, director of Obelisk Group said: “Health and safety is something we take very seriously within the company and I am delighted that our extremely high standards have been publicly acknowledged.”
He added: “I would like to extend my congratulations to our health and safety team and everyone else in Obelisk Group who helped us win this accolade.”
Obelisk Group employs in excess of two hundred people with a turnover of over €32 million a year. Obelisk Group prides itself on its health and safety procedures, with a near miss reporting system and a blame free culture among the H&S initiatives Obelisk Group carries out.
Andy Comer, Head of Health and Safety at Obelisk Group said: “Safety is a core value in Obelisk Group. Our target of ZERO incidents is the primary goal. The Board of Directors lead on ‘buy in’ by all staff members to the Obelisk Group Health and Safety culture. Obelisk Group has a dedicated Health & Safety Department with the full backing of the Board.”
Obelisk Group is ISO certified to the latest quality, safety, health and environmental UKAS standards, has an exemplary safety track record, is a registered SAFE contractor, is a certified electrical contractor and is a UNICEF champion.
Obelisk Group owns several companies; these include Obelisk Networks, Obelisk Energy, Highpoint and Wind Measurement International
Obelisk Networks is a leading supplier of high quality infrastructure build, network solutions and maintenance services to telecommunication operators and utilities alike. Customers include all of the household names in the industry such as 02, Vodafone, Meteor, Eircom, and Ericsson.
Obelisk Energy is a renewable energy company with offices in Ireland, the UK and South Africa specialising in wind measurement, on and offshore met masts, wind turbine supply and installation, wind farm project and operations and maintenance.
Mike Reynolds BA, DipM, MCIM
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