Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueGWMWater is a government owned water business, responsible for managing urban and rural supply systems in the Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria. We service approximately 72,000 people living either on farms or in one of 71 urban centres. We operate water and wastewater treatment plants in many of our 71 towns, utilise desalination technology, operate numerous recycled water schemes and run pipelines, dams, weirs and pump stations to service our customers. The workplace health and safety issue confronting the organisation involved a lack of compliance in the management of chemicals at workplaces.
OHS Management System of the YearI helped start our trampoline park business last year. There is nothing like us in Australia. We have created and continue to create a best practice safety management system. We have engaged consultants, Monash Accident and Research Centre, and WorkSafe consultants to ensure we are setting our business up so that safety is our number one priority. We want over 15 sites nationally employing 100+ employees at each site. We will be a large employer and we want every staff member trained from floor team to senior management on safety. We pride ourselves on how we address safety in the workplace. We reward our staff monthly and regularly through safety awards to recognise excellence in this area
Solving a workplace problem using - Eastern Tertiary Alliance - Baulderstone Pty Ltd & United Group Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueThe Eastern Tertiary Alliance (comprising Melbourne Water, KBR, Black & Veatch, Baulderstone and United Group) was formed in 2010 to deliver $418M tertiary treatment upgrade works at the Eastern Treatment Plant. The tertiary upgrade significantly reduced the impact of the plant’s discharge by upgrading the current effluent treatment from secondary effluent treatment to high quality, non-potable recyclable water. Amongst several large, functionally integrated civil, mechanical and electrical structures constructed there included a sludge handling system. The erection of the proprietary mechanical units was complex and required working at heights of approximately 7m. To overcome the working at height and penetration issues, the project team designed and constructed temporary access bridges that were tailored to suit the tight working conditions but also remove critical risks.
OHS Management System of the YearSt John of God Health Care (SJGHC) is a leading health care provider, with more than 10,500 Caregivers, working in over 90 sites, including private hospitals, home nursing, pathology and Social Outreach and Advocacy services throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The Group Safety Management system is a part of SJGHC's “Safety It’s in our hands” Safety Improvement Strategy. Safe services are delivered through understanding legal obligations across all jurisdictions; strengthening the OHS Management System; accelerating safety culture change; targeting key injury areas with specific prevention programs; constantly improving injury management and wellness programs. A comprehensive and aligned safety strategy to achieve better work practices through a process of continuous consultation and communication, targeted improvements, external and internal benchmarking and auditing.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueSolely owned by Australia Post, StarTrack has the credentials and resources to tackle any logistics challenge. StarTrack has the ability to design and implement effective and innovative logistics solutions, support them with industry leading technology, and commitment to service excellence, making StarTrack Australia’s leading freight and logistics provider. The workplace health and safety issue for StarTrack, Victoria, was potential for serious injury resulting from poor housekeeping and waste management.
Excellence in Health and Safety ManagementMy entry supports the creative process that has become our three year strategy for health and safety in Salmat. The key is to drive positive change to the culture and behaviours of a large group of individuals that make up our company. Salmat provides front office business solutions that are designed to help you acquire, retain and grow your customers. From digital solutions through to the very best in customer service provision and letterbox advertising, Salmat has a solution to suit all businesses, no matter the size.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueDelta Group is Australia's largest provider of Demolition and site preparation. It has grown over the last 35 years and has a reputation for innovation, safety and certainty of outcome. The next step in Delta Group's journey to a safer workplace was to look at our culture. With many off the shelf products on the market we decided that we wanted something truly specific to our organisation. Our program "Right 1st Time" was developed in house. Along with this program were our 5 Safety Essentials, 5 statements that we believe if everyone followed would result in a safer working environment.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueI'd like to nominate one of our Senior Process operators for developing a simple solution to a hazardous manual task. The task involved operators contorting thier bodies into an extremely difficult location to place calibration blocks into a steel strip surface conditioning mill. The task had been done this way for many years. The Senior process operator developed a prototype extension tool that would allow an operator to place the calibration blocks into the mill from outside the guarding and with minimal effort, once the prototype had been optimized using toilet rolls and broomsticks, an aluminium tool was manufactured and has been successfully in use ever since. Significant reductions in the risk operators are exposed was achieved with a very simple tool developed by the guys on the floor. A great example of what can be achieved when people challenge the way things have always been done in the past.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueOur industry is Trolley Collection within the Shopping Centres, we collect the trolleys from the carpark back to the supermarkets, we consider it as hi risk industry because we deal directly with the public, my involvement as a manager & OH&S manager is to communicate with the supermarkets and centre management and my staff also I make sure that my staff are working safely
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