Award recognises achievements in creating real change in safety
ONEFORTYONE Plantations, with its contractor partners in the OneSafe Group, are honoured to have been awarded the 2017 Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Forest Industry Innovation Award for Innovation in Safety.
The award was presented to the OneSafe Group before 500 forest industry leaders and Government representatives, including the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston, at the AFPA Gala Industry Dinner, held at Parliament House in Canberra.
OneFortyOne CEO Linda Sewell congratulated the OneSafe Group on the achievement.
“In just 12 months, as a result of the intensive work and collaboration of the OneSafe Group, the collective injury incident rate has more than halved,” Ms Sewell said.
“This award is testament to the foresight and focus of the OneSafe Group in improving safety, in a way that has never been done before in the forestry industry.
“OneFortyOne is proud to be part of the OneSafe Group and congratulates all members on their achievements in creating real change in safety, and shifting safety culture in the forestry industry.”
Formed in May 2016, the OneSafe Group is a collective Green Triangle safety group between forest owner (OneFortyOne Plantations); harvesting contractors (Harvestco), haulage contractors (Scheidl), harvesting & haulage contractors
(KC & MR Boult, Tabeel Trading, Moreland Holdings, Fennell Forestry) and a log marshalling contractor (ISO). The Group will donate the $1,000 prizemoney to charity.
■ Anne Kerr, OneFortyOne Plantations (OneSafe Group Member); Willie Van Niekerk, OneFortyOne Plantations (OneSafe Group Member); Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; Nick Roberts, Forestry Corporation of NSW (Sponsor of the Award); Tony Pasin, Federal Member for Barker.