Work Safety Awards WA 2016

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The five winners of the prestigious 2016 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this at the Work Safety Awards Breakfast held on 28 October 2016.

The awards recognise outstanding OSH management, solutions and innovation in Western Australian workplaces.  

There are four categories for the awards

  • Best workplace safety and health management system
  • Best solution to an identified workplace safety and health issue
  • Best workplace safety and health practices in small business
  • Best individual contribution to safety and health
    (a)   Safety & health representative 
    (b)   OSH manager/person with OSH responsibilities
2016 Work Safety Awards winners
2016 Work Safety Awards winners, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division
2016 Work Safety Awards from left to right: Tony Krsticevic MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Commerce; Richard Taber, Operations Manager St Stephen's School; Tony Cannons, Safety and Health Representative, John Holland; Glenda McMurtrie, Manager Health and Safety Services Juniper; Ryan Knight, SEQ Manager DM Civil; Meaghan Ahearn, HSE Co-ordinator Buckby Contracting Pty Ltd; and Lex McCulloch WorkSafe Commissioner.

Finalists and winners of the Work Safety Awards 2016

WorkSafe would like to congratulate the following organisations on their achievements in safety and health.

Category one - Best workplace safety and health management system 

  • Briety Ltd 
  • Buckby Contracting Pty Ltd
  • DM Civil
  • Juniper

Winners

Due to the quality of entries this year for the first time two winners were selected:

Juniper

2016 Safety Award winner - Juniper
2016 Safety Award winner - Juniper, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division

Juniper is a not-for-profit organisation providing aged home care, in-home community care and independent living units. Management is committed to addressing hazards, particularly manual handling issues which are minimised through a “no-lift” policy, and employees are continually encouraged to raise safety issues.

2016 Safety Award winner - Juniper, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division

Buckby Contracting Pty Ltd

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Buckby
2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Buckby, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division
Buckby provides civil engineering services, specialising in installation of underground services including storm water, sewer, telecommunications, power, water pipes and cables. The company supports the culture of a top-down approach to safety, where management leads by example and each worker thinks about the risks involved before they start a task.
 
2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Buckby, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division

Category two: Best solution to an identified workplace safety and health issue

  • Department of Transport
  • Monford Group
  • Rockingham Drainers
  • Spotless
  • St Stephens School

Winner:  St Stephen’s School

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - St Stephen's School
2016 Work Safety Awards winner - St Stephen's School, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe divsion

St Stephen’s is a co-educational school in Perth’s north with students from pre-kindergarten to Year 12. Having identified slips, trips and falls as the main cause of injuries sustained by students and staff, the school embarked on an innovative approach to risk management involving support staff, teachers and students.

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - St Stephen's School, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe divsion

Best individual contribution to safety and health (a) safety and health representative

  • Magaret Howrie St John of God Health Care Mount Lawley
  • Tony Cannons - John Holland

Winner:  Tony Cannons from John Holland

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Tony Cannons from John Holland
2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Tony Cannons from John Holland, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe divsion

Tony is the current Supervisor of Lift Operations at the Perth Children’s Hospital project, and has played a critical role in improving and maintaining an excellent safety record at the project. He has the ability to engage with management and the wider workforce to encourage positive safety behaviour through strong communication, a proactive approach and never accepting compromised safety behaviour or standards.

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Tony Cannons from John Holland, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe divsion

Best individual contribution to safety and health (b) OSH manager/OSH responsibilities

  • Matt Farmer - WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd
  • Niall Walsh - Monford
  • Ryan Knight - DM Civil

Winner:  Ryan Knight from DM Civil

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Ryan Knight from DM Civil
2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Ryan Knight from DM Civil, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division

Ryan, the SEQ Manager for DM Civil, believes that safety management systems are in place for good reason and, under his leadership, the company’s safety culture and performance are embedded into everyday practice. Ryan’s ability to communicate clearly and enthusiastically about all safety and health matters has been fundamental in the company’s drive to reduce – and ultimately eliminate – the risk of injury to employees.

 

2016 Work Safety Awards winner - Ryan Knight from DM Civil, by Department of Commerce - WorkSafe division

Further information

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