The Award is reserved for companies that demonstrate industry best practice and a high level of compliance with Shell’s Lifting and Hoisting Group Standard. Over a long period Quinns have exhibited an excellent safety record and displayed a positive attitude to continuous improvement.

The family owned company was set up by Jim Quinn in 1994 and has grown from a one crane operation to a company with the most modern mobile cranes with lifting capacity of 25 tonnes to 200 tonnes. Jim has been joined in the business by his sons Eamonn and Gary and they compete for contracts all across Ireland.

Jim Quinn said it was a major achievement to have been nominated for such a prestigious and sought-after award. “We feel greatly honoured to have won the award against competition from all over Europe.

“We always try to provide our customers with the best possible service. We continue to strive to improve especially in relation to health, safety and environmental concerns and it is wonderful that our commitment to safety and continuous improvement has been recognised in this award.”

The Award was presented to Quinn Crane Hire by Roeland Borsboom, Corrib Gas Project Director, who paid tribute to the company for achieving what is a significant safety award.

“Safety is the first business priority for Shell. Our target each year is “Goal Zero,” said Roeland. “By Goal Zero we strive to ensure that everyone working for Shell gets home in the evening without any harm to themselves or the environment. Quinns are worthy winners of the 2012 Shell Lifting and Hoisting Award,” he said.

Quinn Crane Hire was nominated for the award by Shell HSE Advisor, Steve Hutchinson.