Cooga’s Helena Ryan Achieves Master Practitioner Accreditation

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Pictured above is Cooga Safety Services Managing Director Helena Ryan (second from left) with AIBF CEO Elaine Carroll, members of DIY SOS The Big Build Ireland and presenter Baz Ashmawy.

The Limerick-based Managing Director of Cooga Safety Services Group Helena Ryan has been recognised as an All-Star Master Practitioner in Health & Safety by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Based in Doon, Cooga Safety Services Group (CSSG) offers the complete package to help clients fulfil their Health & Safety requirements.

Helena is a strong business development professional with a degree focused on Safety Health and Welfare at Work from the University of Limerick.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement, Managing Director Helena Ryan said:

I am delighted to be recognised as a Master Practitioner by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This prestigious accolade is a hallmark of quality that gives our clients confidence in our brand and in our service. I am supported by a talented team at Cooga Safety Services and this Accreditation is an external acknowledgement of their talent and hard work.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Helena Ryan of Cooga Safety Services Group has achieved Business All-Star Master Practitioner Accreditation. Helena is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Helena is skilled in HSE Management Systems, ISO 14001 and Electrical Safety. She also has expertise in Safe T Management System run by the CIF. Helena is a strong business development professional with a degree focused in Safety Health And Welfare At Work, from the University of Limerick. She is a trusted source who moves and inspires people with innovative ideas, she turns ideas into reality and knows and shows how to replicate her success.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Cooga Safety Services Group, visit their All-Star showcase page here.