Thank you to our Clients for their Testimonials

E C Labels Limited

I have known Mary Darlington for many years from attending courses and events and she has always struck me as extremely professional, honest and knowledgeable about Health and Safety and fully up to date with the most recent legislation.

She was the first person we thought of when re visiting our Safety statement and having our staff trained in the most recent Health and safety matters. She is clear and precise in her delivery and got everyone thinking about Health and Safety as a top concern, the way it should be.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary to anyone who needs help with their Health and Safety matters, as she really is the top consultant in her field.

Alan Coonagh

Production Director

EC Labels Limited

Telephone (051) 850823


Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

I first met Mary Darlington a number of years ago at an Annual National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) Conference in Killarney, having been invited as a guest speaker at the conference. Having listened to Mary speak and present at the conference, I was very impressed with her style of safety leadership and her natural ability to motivate and leave a lasting impression of how safety should be integrated into a business.

Mary displayed a natural ability to hold a crowd and I left the conference that day thinking this is someone I admire and would love to work with someday. A few years later I contracted Mary to carry out some Health & Safety Representative Training in our hospital. Her level of knowledge, skill and practical demonstrations when it came to empowering and motivating our staff to incorporate safety into their daily activities was outstanding. The feedback from participants of the course was extremely positive and complimentary when compared with previous safety representative courses they had attended over the years. I would have no hesitation in recommending Darlington Consulting to my colleagues in the Healthcare Sector. Mary is a leading example of an outstanding safety professional.

Kieran McNamara

Fire, Health & Safety Officer

Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Tel. 021 4941986


Aer Lingus

Mary is a professional and well organised Health and Safety expert. She recently worked with us in Aer Lingus and delivered a high quality learning experience for managers across all the departments in the company.

She is full of enthusiasm and energy which is evident from her unique delivery style. She easily draws from her knowledge and experience in engaging participants in the training sessions. Her practical and sensible solutions to Health & Safety issues resulted in participants speaking highly of Mary’s abilities and perspective around health and safety.

Deirdre O’Kennedy,  Health and Safety Advisor, Aer Lingus.


“Mary Darlington, Safety and Health consultant has provided a range of safety services to ESB. These include Workplace Risk Assessments, training for the Chief Executives Safety Committee and advising senior managers on their roles and responsibilities for safety and health at work. Mary’s in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, her Human Resources skills and vast experience make her a very credible contributor to any safety improvement programme. I am happy to recommend Mary as a competent provider of a broad range of  safety and health consultancy services.”

Ronan Collier, Corporate Safety, Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, ESB

Sligo Social Services Council LimitedSligo-Social

“Sligo Social Service Council Ltd have engaged the services of Mary Darlington of Darlington Consulting to deliver a variety of training to staff, volunteers, and Board Members on many aspects of health and safety. We have been infused by her passion for what can sometimes be perceived as a mundane topic. The balance of theory and praticality in her presentations have been most useful. I am happy to say that the area of Health & safety has been given a new lease of life in this organisation since we were introduced to Mary.”

Sinead Crowley, Acting Director, Sligo Social Services Council Limited

Allergan PharmaceuticalsAllergan

“I wish to confirm that Mary Darlington, Health and Safety Consultant provided training for our Safety Representatives and Warehouse Employees. Both courses were specifically developed by Mary in conjunction with Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland. Feedback from the participants who attend both courses was extremely positive. Mary has excellent presentation and communication skills and draws from her knowledge and experience in engaging participants in the training sessions. The course materials were delivered in an effective and organised manner and participants spoke highly of Mary’s abilities and perspective around health and safety. Based on the quality of her work to-date, we plan to engage Mary again in the future.”

Tom Quinn, Site EHS Manager, Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland

Laois County CouncilLaios

“Darlington Consulting have been engaged by Laois County Council over the past eighteen months to deliver Risk Management / Health and Safety briefing sessions & training to a broad range of employees ranging from the Senior Management Team through to Supervisory Level Administrative employees. In our view, Mary Darlington who is the lead consultant is a committed professional and has extensive relevant knowledge and experience. She is full of enthusiasm and energy which is evident from her unique delivery style. Based on the fact that briefing sessions / courses were specifically tailored to meet our needs and the very positive feedback from attendees, we have undertaken to re-engage ‘Darlington Consulting’ for further projects in this area. We have no hesitation in recommending Mary Darlington as a top consultant / trainer in her area of expertise.”

Jim Bolger, Health & Safety Advisor, Laois County Council

Mayo Education Centre Mayo

“In February 2010, Mary Darlington of Darlington Consulting provided an updated Health & Safety Statement for Mayo Education Centre. We were most satisfied with her work as her excellent communication skills, knowledge and expertise was second to none. Above all, it was her attention to detail and love for her work that ensured the continuation of her services in the future by Mayo Education Centre.

We would also be most happy to recommend Darlington Consulting to any other organisation in the belief that they too would have the same positive and effective outcome as ourselves.”

Patricia Carney, Administrator, Mayo Education Centre

Ana Liffey Drug ProjectAna-Liffey

“Mary is extremely knowledgeable about Health & Safety. Mary literally helped to write the H&S ‘book’ during her period at the HSA. Mary has provided all my Health & Safety Statements, completed all my Health & Safety Reviews and carried out all my Health & Safety Investigations since 2002.

Mary is honest, transparent, objective, practical and completely professional. Mary is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending Mary for her range of specialist knowledge and skills.”

Service Category: Health & Safety Year
First hired: 2002 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Tony Duffin, Director, Ana Liffey Drug Project

BD MedicalBD-Medical

“We engaged Mary Darlington in March 2011 to deliver a 2 day combined Safety Committee/ Safety Representative training course. She delivered this to a very high standard and tailored the programme to suit our needs.

The feedback from the participants (senior management, engineers and operators) was very positive. It has re-energised and re-focused the Safety Committee. Communication and participation has been greatly enhanced since the training.

Mary has delivered numerous training programmes for BD over the past 10 years and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Jo Leddy, Health & Safety Advisor / Human Resources, BD Medical – Diabetes Care

Codico Distributors LimitedCodico

“Mary Darlington is retained by Codico Distributors Ltd., as our Health and Safety Advisor. Mary also carries out training with all our staff covering a wide range of Health and Safety issues. The feedback from the training courses Mary has given has been extremely positive. Mary is a consummate professional in everything she does and is on hand to offer up to date practical professional advice when needed. Codico feel very fortunate to have secured her services and have no hesitation in recommending her to future clients.”

Cliff Bond, Managing Director, Codico Distributors Limited

Garter Lane Arts CentreGarter-Lane-Arts-Centre

“Mary Darlington of Darlington Consulting first began work with Garter Lane Arts Centre in 2000 when she was asked to prepare our Safety Statement.  She has continuously updated it for us over the years since.  She is due to review it and audit us again this year.

As well as comprehensive audits Mary has delivered a range of training courses to various groups of staff on managing safety, general safety awareness and manual handling over the last 12 years.  She has also provided health and safety advice and consultancy since 2000 as issues have arisen.

We wish to confirm that Mary Darlington is a committed health and safety professional who has extensive knowledge and experience in her field. She keeps herself up to date on legislative and best practice developments so that she can deliver a first class consultancy service to her clients.

She is full of energy and passion for her subject and the feedback from those who attend her training is extremely positive.  She has the ability to simplify technical matters for employees operating at all levels and manages to get them enthusiastic about engaging in health and safety activities. She is very good at coming up with workable, practical solutions to health and safety problems which she then helps to put in place.

We have no hesitation in recommending Mary Darlington as a top consultant / trainer in her area of expertise.”

Caroline Senior, Artistic Director, Garter Lane Arts Centre

Leitrim County CouncilLeitrim

“We employed the services of Darlington Consulting to deliver Safety Representative Training to our staff. The training programme was skillfully adapted to suit our diverse organisation. We found Mary to be professional, competent and very helpful and were very satisfied with the service she provided. We have enjoyed working with her and look forward to working with her in the future.”

Niamh Ruane, Safety Officer, Leitrim County Council

Merchants Quay IrelandMerchants-Quay

“We engaged Mary Darlington, Health and Safety Consultant, to work with us because of her reputation and extensive experience working with a variety of similar voluntary organisations across Dublin and elsewhere. Mary has provided training for our Senior Management Team, our service managers and team leaders and to our front line staff. Feedback from participants has been very positive. Many of our staff had expected training on health and safety to be dry and dull and were pleasantly surprised to find that in fact it was both engaging and stimulating.

In addition to the provision of training Mary has been involved in conducting Health and Safety Audits at our various service locations and she continues to play an important role in assisting Merchants Quay Ireland to foster a culture where health and safety is seen as a core aspect of how we go about our work.”

Dermot Kavanagh, Head of Operations and Strategy, Merchants Quay Ireland