Wingman Team Scoops Safety Award

28 Aug 2018

The Safety Wingman Team at the Wellington International Airport has taken out the Site Safe Safety Award at this year's New Zealand Institute of Building Awards.

The current Rydges Hotel project at the airport represents version three of the safety programme, and was developed with main contractor, Arrow.

The programme aims to promote positive worker engagement through all levels of site activities and includes ongoing regular events, celebrations, awards, 'rate a mate', incentives for near-miss observations and learning opportunities, positive reinforcement, collateral/posters, and a unique site induction video. The team says that what was "originally a safety campaign, has effectively become a site culture campaign".

The judges said that the project team from Arrow had accepted the challenge set by the airport and had created "an inspiring and effective health and safety environment on site".

Other winners at this year's awards were:

GIB Supreme Award - Jason Carnie

BCITO Young Achievers Award - Geoff Nash, Regional Manager Auckland with Brosnan Construction

James Hardie Innovation Award - Dr Mikael Boulic

Hays Construction Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award - 12 Madden Street.

Metro Performance Glass Consultants AwardRaji Rai, a Senior Project Manager at The Building Intelligence Group (TBIG)  

Resene projects under $5M Award - Greg Guy, Prosper Northland Trust

Steel Construction NZ projects $5M-$8M Award - Brendan Keenan, Project Manager, and Gary Davidson, Site Manager; Naylor Love

Hilti NZ projects $8M-$20M Award - Cameron Orr, Naylor Love, Dunedin

Colorsteel projects $20M-$50M Award - Jimmy Corric, NZ Strong Group

Allied Concrete projects $50M-$95M Award - Jason Carnie, Hawkins

AECOM projects over $95M - Craig Treloer, Project Director, and Phil Helleur, Project Manager, Hawkins