Our History

The Health and Safety team at IRB Rugby World Cup 2015
Preparing for the big game, inside the dressing room at Twickenham Stadium

Drawing on a wealth of experience Gallowglass Health & Safety has successfully managed a considerable number of major projects throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, USA, Africa and Asia. These projects include high profile corporate and live events and exhibitions, Queens Jubilee Celebrations and large outdoor public events including Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010, the London Olympic Games 2012, IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 and the Rio Olympic Games 2016.

Gallowglass Health & Safety has experienced considerable success resulting in the continued development of a progressive client base and a professional team of safety practitioners and support staff.  All current Gallowglass Health & Safety staff have undergone a rigorous selection programme to ensure they have the necessary qualifications and attributes to perform and contribute in a demanding legislative environment.

Led by Steve Kearney, one of the event industry’s leading chartered health and safety consultants, with qualifications that include: British Safety Council Diploma in Safety Management, NEBOSH Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely, and Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College Crowd Dynamics. He is a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH)

Gallowglass Health & Safety offers both competent and sensible safety advice. Liaising between clients, venues, local authorities and enforcement agencies, Gallowglass Health & Safety ensures that both suppliers and organisers are legislation-compliant.

In addition to providing a secure and safe environment for audiences, visitors and guests, Gallowglass Health & Safety focuses on the organiser’s responsibility towards the many people working on-site before, during and after events.  Build and de-rig periods can be particularly hazardous and Gallowglass Health & Safety places specific emphasis on risk management and accident prevention. 

Since its creation, Gallowglass Health & Safety has grown to offer a team of NEBOSH-qualified Advisors and Consultants

Gallowglass Health & Safety fulfils a perpetually increasing demand for in-house and external safety consultancy and training, full job management from conception to delivery and a team based approach that reflects the company’s ethos.

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for working with us on this project.
It all went as smooth as can be and everyone was really happy."

Eloise Mercier - Design Scene

"Just wanted to add my HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks for the unbelievable effort on this project.

It certainly was a mad one…demanding, hardcore, really full on, but you NAILED IT from start to finish in very challenging circumstances."

Dominic Thomas-Smith – Smyle

"Thank you for all of your help during the conference.

It’s not often that we do these large scale events where we would need your expertise but we will definitely be in touch if that changes. Your knowledge is invaluable"

Cheryl Benton - Coca Cola European Partners

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your assistance with the event both pre event and onsite.

You made the H&S process so much easier for us and it was great to work with someone who was so proactive in finding a solution.

You were a true part of the MOI team onsite and we all hope we get the opportunity to work with you again.

Natasha Ient - MOI Global
At Gallowglass Health & Safety we are here to ensure your events maximise their potential. Contact us for more information about how we can support you.