Major Health and Safety Award For Omagh Company

An Omagh-based company which was set up six years ago by two local men has scooped a prestigious health and safety award from the Construction Industry Federation (CEF).

Adman Civil Projects Ltd was established in 2007 by Adrian McCrory and Martin Grimes, both of whom are natives of Carrickmore.

The firm employs upwards on 40 people and provides civil engineering services to the electrical infrastructure and renewable energy sectors.

They scooped the Health and Safety Quality Performance category at the awards which took place in the Culloden Hotel earlier this month.

“This award recognises our commitment to health and safety excellence with our number one business objective being the health and safety of our employees and those affected by our works,” Mr McCrory told the Ulster Herald.

“We were shortlisted for the same category in 2012, winning the ‘best new entry’ in the All-Ireland Occupational Safety awards and a ‘Silver Award’ at the ROSPA Occupational Safety Awards. We were also the only construction company to have received a 2012 ESB Safety Merit Award.”

Adman operates throughout Ireland working in the renewable and electrical infrastructure sectors.

Martin Grimes said that they were anxious to enhance the high standards of health and safety which are currently being applied across the company. “While we are obviously delighted to receive this recognition, we appreciate that we can never become complacent on health and safety matters,” he said.

“We are confident that our staff, whose buy-in to our safety culture was a major factor in achieving this award, will continue to play their part in ensuring that adman is synonymous with excellence in health and safety.”

The CEF managing director, John Armstrong, said companies like Adman were “ambassadors for the construction industry.”

“It is the quality of their work that makes them stand out from the crowd,” he remarked.