Focus Construction Scoops Award
07 Jun 2018
Focus Construction Group has scooped the Site Safe Best Health and Safety Initiative (by a small business) Award at this year's NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards.
Focus were recognised for creating their own unique safety brand, complete with visual icons, to address risks which had become normalised in the business.
Peter Bateman, convenor of the judging panel, said all the award-winning initiatives demonstrated a fascinating range of engaging and collaborative approaches to health and safety.
“There is a big secret at the heart of health and safety. Far from being a dry and dull subject, it is actually driven by highly engaged people for the benefit of many. These initiatives simply represent the best of a huge range of activities being undertaken all around the country by people who really care. ”
Other winners were:
The WorkSafe New Zealand/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand: Unitec Institute of Technology
Kensington Swan best initiative to address a work-related safety risk: Naylor Love Construction
WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a work-related health risk: Air New Zealand
Vitae best initiative to improve worker health: Wellington City Council
NZ Safety Blackwoods best initiative to encourage worker involvement in health & safety: Connetics
3M best use of New Zealand design/technology: Unitec Institute of Technology
Impac best collaboration between PCBUs: Napier Port
Simpson Grierson best board level engagement in health & safety: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
ACC best leadership of an industry sector or region: Staylive
NZISM health and safety practitioner of the year: Terri Coopland, Mars Petcare
edenfx HSE Recruitment health & safety representative of the year: Joanne Thompson, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand
Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum leader of the year: Ray Smith, Department of Corrections
Countdown Lifetime Achievement Award: Sandra Johnston
Fonterra judges’ commendation awards went to: Youthtown and Northpower
Site Safe CE Alison Molloy and Kerry Rodda, Focus Health and Safety Manager