2014 Winners and Finalists


The Site Safe 2014 Construction Health and Safety Awards winners were presented and celebrated at the Evening of Celebration.

Congratulations to our four winners:

  • Russell Group winner of the MSA Safety Leadership Award (all business sizes)
  • Rupp Consulting Ltd winner of the Unitec Safety Innovation Award (small - medium businesses)
  • Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Alliance winner of the AWF Group Safety Innovation Award (large business)
  • Sky Mason Developments winner of the Judges' Special Award for Safety Leadership

MSA Safety Leadership Award (all business sizes)

WINNER - Russell Group
Russell Group developed a programme called 'Core Strength' that engages directly with workers to develop their own health and safety solutions. It does this by breaking down complex health and safety legislation and research into dedicated projects that solve on-site problems and frustrations. Of particular note is the way they engaged and empowered those with low literacy and numeracy levels and/or English as a second language to contribute to and improve health and safety.

  • Placemakers Riccarton - concerned that increased traffic onto their premises was putting staff, customers and suppliers at risk, a traffic improvement initiative was developed that not only changed the way traffic moved onsite, but fundamentally changed the way they worked. 'One Way to Safety' was embedded in every change decision throughout the extensive redevelopment.
  • Sky Mason Developments - celebrating the safety leadership of two staff members who have demonstrated visible and accountable safety leadership during a dangerous project involving forestry challenges whilst clearing a site for development.

Unitec Safety Innovation Award (small - medium businesses)

WINNER - Rupp Consulting Ltd
Rupp Consulting Ltd used existing affordable technology to solve access challenges underfloor, within walls, and at height. The innovation allows structural assessment without putting the engineer at risk.

Finalists 

  • Intaks NZ Ltd - provided a modular approach to a scaffolding system that incorporates an access system with roof edge protection.
  • Innovative Ceiling Solutions - provided a system that prevents falls through ceilings during construction,

AWF Group Safety Innovation Award (large business)

WINNER - Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Alliance
M2PP created a health and safety awareness and engagement programme using smartphones, tablets, YouTube and QR codes to access animated videos that engage workers in various health and safety items. The system was easily measurable and cost effective.

Finalists 

  • Aurecon - solved the problem of assessing the demolition of red-zoned houses in Christchurch's Port Hills by using an unmanned aerial vehicle (also known as a drone or a quadricopter) and an HD video recorder to assess geotechnical stability without putting people at risk.
  • Fulton Hogan HEB Tauranga Eastern Link Construction Alliance - solved a major manual handling risk problem by creating a bag filling frame that enabled an excavator to do most of the work. This solution also had a positive impact on productivity and has potential outside the project.

Judges' Special Award for Safety Leadership

WINNER - Sky Mason Developments
The Award judges were given a clear cause to celebrate the safety leadership of two staff members at Sky Mason Developments. Two site managers demonstrated visible and accountable safety leadership during a dangerous project involving forestry challenges whilst clearing a site for development.


A big thank you to our major sponsors Fulton Hogan, Fletcher, Hawkins, Unitec, Dominion Constructors and Hilti, together with the award sponsors Unitec, AWF and MSA for their generous support and making the awards and the Evening of Celebration possible.