OUR NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
National Irish Safety Organisation
The Aura Group are members of NISO (National Irish Safety Organisation). In 2022, Aura achieved two awards at the National Irish Safety Awards, winning the coveted Sport & Leisure Award and the Continuous High Achiever Award. This was the ninth year in a row the group won the Continuous High Achiever Award and the fifth year we won with distinction the Sport and Leisure Award. The awards recognise the high standards maintained by the entire organisation and many thanks must go to our health and safety management team, safety committees and staff for the positive attitude and determination that is applied to Health and Safety management on a daily basis. Health and safety is a core value for Aura and the safety of our people and our customers remains a top priority
National Quality Standard
Each year we renew our membership of Ireland Active and take part in the National Quality Standard Awards. We have achieved the Outstanding Gold Standard every year from 2014 to 2021. All of our leisure centres have secured ‘NQS Gold standard’ within 12 months of opening.
IQLUK Approved Training Centre
All Aura leisure centres are approved training centres with IQLUK. IQL UK is the trading subsidiary of The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the drowning prevention charity and are the leading governing body in relation to pool lifeguarding. In addition, on an annual basis, we get IQL to conduct on-site independent audits of our lifeguarding standards and procedures in our leisure centres. This ensures that we are always at the forefront of ”best practice” in lifeguarding.
Officially Certified as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces
We have, once again, been officially certified as a Great Place to Work 2022-23, after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland. The accreditation process is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.
Our people engagement programmes set us apart in the sports and leisure industry as it places our people firmly at the heart of what we do. We regularly seek feedback from our teams through these programmes and we have implemented a wide range of initiatives that help to motivate and engage our teams to deliver their best for the business. Achieving this independent certification from Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland demonstrates to us that our people endorse and support our culture, values and mission.