Excellence in Health and Safety ManagementOur organisation has developed a safety reporting program that is linked to a training and safety behaviour program. This has been running for over 5 years. We have three categories of drivers C [or enterprise agreement level], B [or safety leader level] and A or lighthouse leading level. Initially this process was monitored in a manual way with each employee asking for consideration when they felt that they had demonstrated the requirements of this system. Now we have an electronic system ZFI that does this and allows drivers to compare themselves against others for safety performance.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssuePepsiCo Australia & New Zealand employs 2,500+ Australians & New Zealanders and encompasses four business units – The Smith’s Snackfood Company, The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo Beverages and Bluebird Foods New Zealand. PepsiCo is the leading snack company in Australia. We manufacture the majority of our products locally at our manufacturing sites in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Melbourne (Sakata Rice Snacks).
OHS Management System of the YearBecon Constructions has delivered over 1200 building projects within its 28 year history. These include; Shopping Centres & Bulky Goods Outlets, Residential Apartments, Commercial Offices, Industrial Factories, Petrol Stations & Roadside Service Centres, Restaurants & Fast Food Outlets Production Facilities, Primary, Secondary & Advanced Education Facilities, Medical & Health Facilities and Sport & Leisure Centres. We have developed a Webb page safety management system that allows all company staff members to login and have complete access to the Safety Management System and Legislative requirements.
Health and Safety Invention of the YearWe have designed, had built and installed a Hotel Cellar fall protection gate system with a frame and winch incorporated to also reduce manual handling of kegs in and out of the cellar. We are small hotel in regional Victoria who are focused on improving the health and safety of our staff and patrons since taking over only 4 months ago.
Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingI work at a large Government school in country Victoria. As the domain leader of PE I decided that staff health and well-being should be seen as equally important as the initiatives I run for students. So I organised the work health checks for all staff and put together a range of wellbeing sessions for staff to attend in replace of staff meetings throughout the year (thanks to the grants)- these included the following options; nutrition sessions, yoga, Golf, swimming, Zumba, walking groups, a healthy cooking demo and lawn bowls. The staff thoroughly enjoyed being able to put their health first and during working hours. Everyone also received free passes to YMCA over the summer and weekly fruit deliveries to work.
Worker Return to Work AchievementNationwide provides contract cleaning and laundry services to aged care facilities throughout Victoria and Australia. One of our staff members Ms Mirta Di Trani fractured her left wrist when she fell in the work place. Ms Di Trani sustained a fracture of the left wrist which required surgery with internal fixations. Ms Di Trani does not drive and would catch a train and tram to work (approx 1.5 hours each way to work) and she has pushed her treating physician to return to work, despite being 68 years of age. Mirta has returned now to her full normal duties.
Health and Safety Invention of the YearThingamejig Precision Tools is a company that evolved as a result of its founder inventing a scribing tool for cabinet makers, carpenters and stone masons that makes the task of scribing a lot safer. The inventor has been in the cabinet making industry for over 23 years and saw many dangerous habits evolving that needed to be stopped to make work places safer, as well as improving the quality of workmanship at the same time.
Commitment to Workplace Health and WellbeingAndrew Kerr is an aged care facility on the Mornington Peninsula that cares for 117 permanent residents, 30 clients who continue to remain in their homes and 60 clients who visit our day care centre. We engaged consultants to provide advice on healthier eating. They provided monthly flyers, cooking demonstrations, how to snack better and advice on what to look for on food labels. We also provided fruit boxes each week to all staff to encourage them to snack on fruit rather than confectionery.
Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety IssueWe are a large supermarket with an instore meat room. We had a problem when receiving carcases of meat as there was no way to hook up to the meat rails. We had Carlile Engineering in Ballarat assist us with this problem and we developed a trolley with a rail that can be lifted by the fork lift up to the height of the truck and have the rail connect to the truck. This has reduced the manual handling of the heavy meat carcases.
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