2018 Site Safe Con­struc­tion Health and Safety Awards

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BUSI­NESSES AND in­di­vid­u­als lead­ing the way in health and safety have been recog­nised at the Site Safe Evening of Cel­e­bra­tion, held at Alexan­dra Park in Auck­land on 07 Novem­ber. The an­nual event at­tracted more than 350 guests and an­nounced the win­ners of the 2018 Site Safe Con­struc­tion Health and Safety Awards, as well as host­ing the Site Safe Cer­tifi­cate in Con­struc­tion Site Safety grad­u­a­tion.


Sione Lolo­hea took out the WorkSafe Safety Con­tri­bu­tion Award for lead­ing and in­spir­ing a dra­matic cul­ture change at APS Ltd. The judges said it was great to see busi­nesses em­pow­er­ing peo­ple like Lolo­hea to be­come lead­ers and true safety cham­pi­ons. “As a role model for staff, Sione has made an in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to health and safety cul­ture at APS.” Af­ter an early near miss, Lolo­hea has gone on to pave the way for a raft of im­prove­ments in the com­pany’s safety cul­ture, bring­ing a new level of re­al­ism and con­nec­tion to the team’s height train­ing. Lolo­hea has been in­stru­men­tal in de­vel­op­ing new safety prod­ucts, in­clud­ing de­sign im­prove­ments to roof an­chors and APS’ PPE safety kits. Mon­adelp­hous En­gi­neer­ing scooped the Ver­ti­cal Hori­zonz Safety In­no­va­tion Award for large busi­nesses for their 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.” The frame re­moves the need for op­er­a­tors to work in the trench, elim­i­nat­ing the risks of en­gulf­ment, noise and man­ual han­dling. The frame has also sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved the rate of com­paction, bring­ing sub­stan­tial pro­duc­tiv­ity gains. Pipe­line and Civil were awarded the Tele­trac Nav­man Safety Lead­er­ship Award for their 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. This is one of the strong­est ap­pli­ca­tions we’ve ever seen.” Led by its di­rec­tors and man­agers, Pipe­line and Civil have made a raft of im­prove­ments to their health and safety. Lead­ers at the busi­ness have led by ex­am­ple and demon­strated their care by be­ing on site with work­ers to re­view safety pro­cesses and pro­ce­dures. Spi­ral Drillers Civil was awarded the Hawkins Safety In­no­va­tion Award for small to medium or­gan­i­sa­tions for their clever 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.” De­signed by the crew on the ground and nick­named the “shaker”, the de­vice elim­i­nates the need for work­ers to use heavy-duty hand tools to re­move rock cores from drilling bar­rels, re­duc­ing man­ual han­dling in­juries and ex­po­sure to noise. To­tal Traf­fic Man­age­ment re­ceived a Judges’ Spe­cial Men­tion in this cat­e­gory for their il­lu­mi­nated stop/go sign, which has more than dou­bled the vis­i­bil­ity of road work­ers. This year Site Safe had a record of more than 320 grad­u­ates, many of whom at­tended the of­fi­cial grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at Alexan­dra Park. By par­tic­i­pat­ing in a range of Site Safe cour­ses, stu­dents earn NZQA cred­its to­wards the Cer­tifi­cate in Con­struc­tion Site Safety qual­i­fi­ca­tion, which leads to life­long learn­ing and the de­vel­op­ment of lead­er­ship skills in health and safety.


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