The winners of the 2018 Site Safe Construction Health & Safety Awards were announced earlier this week:
WorkSafe Safety Contribution Award - Won by Sione Lolohea (seen above with the APS team) "for leading and inspiring a dramatic culture change at APS".
The judges said it was great to see businesses like APS empowering people like Sione to become leaders and true safety champions.
Vertical Horizonz Safety Innovation Award - Went to Monadelphous Engineering for its innovative pipe compaction frame.
The judges commented: “This clever idea both eliminates a significant risk by isolating workers from the activity, and saves time and money.”
Teletrac Navman Safety Leadership Award - Pipeline & Civil took this award for its leadership-led approach to health and safety culture.
The judges said: “The dedicated and hands-on approach to health and safety shown by the management team at this small business is truly impressive.”
Hawkins Safety Innovation Award - Went to Spiral Drillers Civil for its rock core removal tool.
The judges said it was a compelling, DIY idea, “simple but effective, it reduces injuries, delivers unexpected benefits and has the potential to be used in the wider industry.”
Also in this category, Total Traffic Management received a Judges’ Special Mention for its illuminated stop/go sign, which has more than doubled the visibility of road workers.