Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    Work Safety Awards finalists announced

    8/10/2012 12:00 AM
    • Finalists from wide range of industries
    • Winners announced on October 19
    Judging of entries in the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2012 has been completed, and the finalists have been announced.

    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said today the wide range of finalists demonstrated workplace safety and health was a concern for everyone.

    “Finalists in the Work Safety Awards come from a wide range of industries:  from health services and engineering, construction and electrical companies to government agencies,” Mr O’Brien said.

    “They also cover metropolitan and regional areas, with finalists operating in all areas of WA.

    “The number of high-quality entries submitted for this year’s awards illustrates the level of commitment to workplace safety that exists in WA and the number of companies and individuals coming up with innovative solutions to safety issues.

    “Finalists include several organisations which have implemented exemplary safety and health management systems, along with companies and individuals who have come up with innovative solutions for identified safety issues, such as manual handling.

    “They are all terrific examples of the many excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA.”

    The four winners will be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards with the opportunity to gain national recognition for their achievements.

    “I heartily congratulate the finalists, along with everyone else who nominated for the awards, and encourage businesses of all sizes to nominate for the 2013 Work Safety Awards Western Australia,” the Minister said.

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    Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2012 - Finalists

    Best workplace safety and health management system (private sector)

    • Veolia Transport Perth Pty Ltd
    • St John of God Hospital Subiaco
    • Buckby Contracting Pty Ltd

    Best workplace safety and health management system (public sector)

    • WA Police
    •  Fremantle Ports
    Best solution to an identified workplace safety and health issue
    • Sinclair Knight Merz and Balfour Beatty UGL - new system for constructing transmission lines
    • Ramelius Resources Limited - air-operated brake press
    • Brookfield Multiplex and Intonhouse - system of work to reduce manual handling injuries when working with doors
    • Meridian Safety Pty Ltd - T-Line Safety System
    • Gravity Crane Services Pty Ltd - new chain box designed and fitted to cranes
    • DownerMouchel - system of work to reduce risks when removing debris from roads
    • Brierty Limited - installation of cages at water filling points to eliminate fall risk
    Best individual contribution to workplace safety and health (with formal OSH responsibilities)
    • Peter Watts, WA Country Health Service
    • Ben Ward, Woodside Energy Limited
    • Daniel Smith, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia
    Best individual contribution to workplace safety and health (without formal OSH responsibilities)
    • Jackie Madeley, National Electrical and Communications Association WA
    • Mike Hayward, Armadale Kelmscott Health Service]
    • Tom Adleigh, CPD Group Pty Ltd.