The winners of the 2017 WorkSafe Awards were named at a gala ceremony attended by 450 people at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Thursday night.
This year’s winners include a charity set up to address high rates of suicide and depression among tradies, a trailer which can be lowered to ground level so goods can be loaded more safely, and a health and safety rep of 19 years who helped introduce a night shift to address worker fatigue
WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said the high quality of the finalists was a strong indication that employers and workers were making safety a priority in more Victorian workplaces than ever before.
“Each finalist has brought a new perspective to workplace safety by thinking ‘outside the square,” Ms. Amies said.
“To see the lengths many of the finalists have gone to in order to address a health and safety issue or get back to work after an injury is simply inspiring.
“The finalists have shown it doesn’t matter where you are based, or how large or small your organisation, safety is everyone’s responsibility and anyone can make a difference.
“Every finalist can be proud of the wonderful work they are doing to make Victorian workplaces safer and to help injured workers back to safe work.”
The full list of winners is available on WorkSafe Victoria website.