The State Claims Agency has announced the winners of this year’s Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards.
The Awards acknowledge and reward the leaders in enterprise risk management in the State sector and commend the ongoing process of continuous improvement and progress in the management of risk within State Authorities which are part of the General Indemnity Scheme.
More than 100 submissions were received from State Authorities across the seven categories.
The shortlist of projects included a wide variety of risk initiatives which demonstrate best in class in terms of continuous improvement and progress in the management of enterprise risk across the State sector.
Reflecting on the 2023 awards, Ciarán Breen, Director of the State Claims Agency, said:
“Diverse and important risk management work has been continusouly undertaken across the State and health and social care sectors in Ireland, including and more particularly over the last number of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. These awards recognise the good work that State Authorities have done to enhance the safety of their employees and people interacting with their services, as well as to help mitigate the cost of claims to the State. I am greatly encouraged to see the high standard of the projects submitted for consideration this year. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all the finalists on their achievement.”
Pat Kirwan, Deputy Director - Enterprise Risk and judge for this year’s awards, also congratulated the winners and the finalists on their achievements:
“This year, the judging panel was struck by the expertise and clear evidence of adaptability and innovation in relation to managing risk across State Authorities under the General Indemnity Scheme. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the critical value of occupational health and safety and the people whose job it is to ensure that we are safe in our work. By presenting these awards, we are reiterating to all State Authorities the importance of prioritising health and safety risk management and continuous improvement.”
People and Risk Culture Award
Recognises a risk management project or initiative that demonstrates a State Authority’s ability to improve overall risk and safety culture.
Irish Prison Service
Irish Prison Service - A holistic and novel approach to infection control
Recognises a risk management project or initiative which demonstrates collaboration between a State Authority (or a group of State Authorities) and another organisation (or group of organisations), or between two or more teams within a State Authority, to improve overall risk and safety.
Office of Public Works
Enabling the Civil service and certain State agencies to plan for the safe return of staff to their normal workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic
Education & Learning Award
Recognises a project or initiative that delivered a bespoke training course, or series of training courses, which enhanced learning and continuous improvement within a State Authority to improve overall risk and safety.
Tusla, Child and Family Agency
Management of workplace Violence, Harassment, and Aggression in Tusla, Child and Family Agency
Health and Social Care Innovation Award
Recognises a State Authority in the health and social care sector that has developed an innovative risk management project or initiative.
National Health and Safety Function, HSE
Implementation of the HSE’s National Ergonomic Programme to implement risk reduction strategies for vaccination centres, as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response
Public Sector Innovation Award
Irish Naval Service
Providing preparedness and protection to Naval Vessels and shore units against the threat of infectious disease namely COVID-19
NIMS Innovation Award
Recognises a State Authority that has
used NIMS, the National Incident Management System, in an innovative manner within a risk management project or initiative.
Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS)
Roll out of NIMS, the National Incident Management System, in Community and Comprehensive Schools
An Garda Síochána
Working to improve incident reporting via NIMS in An Garda Síochána
NIMS Leader Award
Recognises a State Authority that has demonstrated significant improvement in their use of NIMS, the National Incident Management System.
St. John of God
Transition to NIMS electronic point of occurrence entry in St. John of God North-East Services