11:39 am, Tuesday 17 January, 2012
SafeWork Australia through its Chair Mr Tom Phillips announced the finalists for the 7th annual Safe Work Australia Awards
There are 37 finalists coming from a wide range of industries. They are winners of their state, territory or the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission 2011 work and health safety awards. The finalists will be competing across four categories in the National Awards.
Finalists in the 7th annual Safe Work Australia Awards
Category 1 – Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System
This award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of workplace health and safety through the implementation of an integrated systems approach. Two awards will be given under the following sub-categories:
a. Private Sector
- Schiavello Group Pty Ltd (ACT)
- Inghams Enterprises (NSW)
- ENERGEX (QLD)
- Bonney Group (TAS)
- Grocon Constructors (Vic) Pty Ltd (VIC)
- Decmil Australia (WA)
b. Public Sector
- The University of Adelaide (SA)
- Central Cost Council (TAS)
- Public Transport Authority (WA)
- Department of Defence – 16th Battalion (SRCC)
Category 2 – Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue
This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue. Entries for this award may include a product solution, design/engineering innovation, training program, awareness raising activity or other risk control measure that reduces the risk of work-related injury and disease.
- State Transit Authority (NSW)
- The Australian Reinforcing Company (QLD)
- Adelaide Shores (SA)
- Sibelco Australia Ltd (TAS)
- CJM Attachments Pty Ltd and Swan Hill Rural Council (VIC)
- Wellington Dam Alliance, comprising Leighton Contractors, Water Corporation of WA, Structural Systems, Entura (Hydro Tasmania) and AECOM (WA)
- Department of Defence, Army Aviation Systems Program Office (SRCC)
This award recognises high standard workplace health and safety practices in small business. This category is limited to small businesses that have fewer than 20 employees or full-time equivalents.
- Tech Innovations Australia (ACT)
- Production Automotive (NSW)
- River Logic (QLD)
- The Hub Fruit Bowl (SA)
- Briar Maritime Services Pty Ltd (TAS)
- Independent Ezy Access (VIC)
- Leicon Notley (WA)
Category 4 – Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety
This award recognises individuals who have made an exceptional difference to health and safety.
a. An employee, such as health and safety representative
- Robert Meizer (ACT)
- Peer Lehwess (NSW)
- Rodney McFarlane (QLD)
- Duncan ‘Dusty’ Hurst (SA)
- Leigh Jordan (TAS)
- Marg Howard (VIC)
- John McDonnell (WA)
- Leading Seaman Natalie Irvine (SRCC)
b. An outstanding contribution by an OHS manager or a person with responsibility for OHS as part of their duties.
- Robert Farrell (ACT)
- Peter Rogers (NSW)
- Paresh Chawda (SA)
- Caroline Langley (TAS)
- Lieutenant Commander Andrew Rohrsheim (SRCC)
Mr Phillips commended the finalists for their efforts to reduce workplace death, injury and diseases in the country.
“The national Awards showcase the achievements of everyday Australians who have made a difference to work health and safety.”
“Record entry numbers in many of the state and territory awards has ensured this year’s national Award entries are of very high calibre.”
“This year’s entries show the ongoing commitment and improved leadership businesses and individuals show in work health and safety.”
Winners will be announced at the 7th annual Safe Work Australia Awards ceremony in Canberra on 26 April 2012.