2021 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards - winners and finalists

Best solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAPBest solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAPBest solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAPBest solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAPBest solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAPAECOM has implemented a proactive approach to wellbeing to prevent and manage psychosocial risks to the workplace.  A wellbeing champions network has been established to guide and implement wellbeing initiatives through staff and management engagement. The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at Optus Stadium on 22 October 2021

This year 56 submissions were received with 30 companies recognised as finalists.  Seven finalists were recognised with a winner’s trophy and four finalists received a certificate of merit.  An outline of all finalists is available in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021 booklet.

The Department would like to congratulate the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners and finalists. 

Work health and safety invention of the year 

Finalists

  • BHP – Dash tools – By BHP
  • BHP in partnership with Ausdrill, Sitech and Autorun – Automated sampling rock commander
  • Heat Trap Solar Pty Ltd – Safety shower recirculation technology
  • St John of God Subiaco Hospital – The SoterShoulder

Winner

BHP in partnership with Ausdrill, Autorun and Sitech – Automated sampling rock commander

BHP collaborated with Ausdrill to develop Rock Commander Drill Rigs.  The drill rigs use an automated sampling system to streamline the drilling process.  The process can now be performed by one worker from a pressure-sealed air-conditioned cab, eliminating weather, dust, noise, uneven terrain and manual handing hazards. 

Work health and safety invention of the year - BHP in partnership with Ausdrill Sitechwa and Autorun
Work health and safety invention of the year - BHP in partnership with Ausdrill Sitechwa and Autorun, by wchean
 

Certificate of merit recipients

  • St John of God Subiaco Hospital – The SoterShoulder

Best solution to a work health and safety risk

Finalists

  • AMCAP Distribution Centre – Safer delivery of maintenance parts through integrated kitting solutions
  • AngloGold Ashanti Australia – Hydraulic belt feeder retraction system
  • Metso Outotec – Erectable work platform
  • Monadelphous – SPMT Davit Arm
  • Q H & M Birt – Mitigating speed related mobile plant incidents
  • Rio Tinto – Reducing WHS exposure risks with IoT technology
  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore in partnership with Otracto and United Forklift and Access Solutions – Tyre handler safety solution
  • Work Management Solutions – WMSHealth app – Managing potential exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace

Winner 199 employees or less

AMCAP Distribution Centre – Safer delivery of maintenance parts through integrated kitting solutions

AMCAP has identified and implemented a safer way to deliver maintenance and service kits for heavy mobile equipment.  The innovative packaging and storage of heavy mobile equipment maintenance kits improves workflow and reduces or eliminates hazards.

Best solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAP
Best solution to a work health and safety risk (199 employees or less) - AMCAP, by wchean

 

Winner 200 employees or more

Metso Outotec – Erectable work platform

Metso Outotec dedicated three years to the development of an erectable work platform and dedicated ladder access.  There is significant reduction in fall hazards when accessing the mill, and falls are eliminated by permanent guard rails inside the mill.

Best solution to a work health and safety risk (200 employees or more) - metso outotec
Best solution to a work health and safety risk (200 employees or more) - metso outotec, by wchean
 

  

Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative

Finalists

  • AECOM Australia Pty Ltd – Wellbeing at AECOM
  • Byrnecut – SAFE 360º
  • Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) – Wellbeing approach at CAHS – Encompassing the 5 pillars of health and 5 ways of wellbeing
  • CITIC Pacific Mining – SinoStory podcast series
  • City of Rockingham – Introduction of targeted mental health support
  • Mineral Resources Ltd – PCR COVID-19 screening program
  • Woodside Energy Ltd – Wellbeing initiative to support people, protect mental health and promote wellbeing

Winner

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd – Wellbeing at AECOM

AECOM has implemented a proactive approach to wellbeing to prevent and manage psychosocial risks to the workplace.  A wellbeing champions network has been established to guide and implement wellbeing initiatives through staff and management engagement.  

Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative - AECOM
Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative - AECOM, by wchean
 

Certificate of merit recipients

Mineral Resources Ltd – PCR COVID-19 screening program

Leadership excellence award 

Finalists

  • Breight Group – Breight Education Training Centre
  • Chandler Macleod – We are all Safety Leaders: Merger of two historic Australian recruitment organisations
  • Clough – Major Accident Prevention (MAP) Program
  • Fastbrick Robotics (FBR)– FBR Hadrian X – Robotic bricklayer

Winner

Chandler Macleod – We are all Safety Leaders: Merger of two historic Australian recruitment organisations

Chander Macleod Group shifted its approach to safety and recognised that, as a recruitment business, it had the ability to impact the behaviour of its workers, and influence clients and their workplaces. 

Leadership excellence award - Chandler Macleod Group
Leadership excellence award - Chandler Macleod Group, by wchean
 

Safety and health representative of the year 

Finalists

  • Owen Ash – South32
  • Bruce Atkinson – Department of Education
  • Aaron Bailey – Perth Airport
  • Garry Barnes – Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC)
  • Kurt Bauer – City of Rockingham
  • Garry Bronca – Kimberley Ports Authority
  • Naomi Elbrow – Woodside Energy Ltd

Winners

Bruce Atkinson – Department of Education

Bruce Atkinson takes a proactive and well-balanced approach to safety by encouraging his colleagues at Mt Lawley Senior High School to take responsibility for their safety.  He has made significant improvements to safety such as reducing the quantity of hazardous substances stored in the gardeners’ shed, and holding mock site inspections for new safety and health representatives.

Naomi Elbrow – Woodside Energy Ltd

Naomi Elbrow is a team player, mentor and coach and she is a passionate safety and health representative.  Her colleagues trust her to advocate on their behalf, escalate unresolved issues through the risk register and give feedback on the issue’s progress.  She is proactive in her approach to safety and her commitment to resolving safety issues is valued by her peers. 

Safety and health representative of the year - Joint winners Bruce Atkinson from Dept of Education and Naomi Elbrow from Woodside Energy
Safety and health representative of the year - Joint winners Bruce Atkinson from Dept of Education and Naomi Elbrow from Woodside Energy, by wchean
 

Certificate of merit recipient

  • Aaron Bailey – Perth Airport
  • Garry Bronca – Kimberley Ports Authority

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