2017 Winners & Finalists


The Site Safe 2017 Construction Health and Safety Awards winners were presented and celebrated at the Evening of Celebration. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Congratulations to our four award winners:

  • Designerscope - winner of the Unitec Safety Innovation Award (for small to medium organisations)
  • Fulton Hogan HEB Joint Venture - winner of the Vertical Horizonz Safety Innovation Award (for large organisations) 
  • Mach3 - winner of the Kensington Swan Safety Leadership Award 
  • Aaron Billing of Upright Scaffolding - winner of the WorkSafe New Zealand Safety Contribution Award 

A Judges' Special Mention was also awarded to PK Steel in the Unitec Safety Innovation Award (for small to medium organisations) category.

Unitec Safety Innovation Award (for small to medium organisations)

Winner - Designerscope 

For their AXILO (TM) Cabinet Levelling System which eliminates the need for cabinetry installers to lie down, sprawled across hard floors with no external visibility, to level cabinets. Instead they can sit comfortably and upright, with full visibility of their surroundings while they work. The task is easier, safer and faster, improving levelling time by up to 50% and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. This NZ invention has now been globally licensed to Hafele International who have a presence in 150 countries.

Finalists: 

  • Alderson NZ Ltd 
  • PK Steel Ltd 

Vertical Horizonz Safety Innovation Award (for large organisations) 

Winner - Fulton Hogan HEB Joint Venture 

For their Pipe Lifting Beam and Truck Deck Fall Restraint system. The system, developed for the Waikato Expressway - Huntly section project, eliminates the need for hiab drivers to work at heights while unloading large pipes from their trucks. The system also includes a new truck deck fall restraint system for preventing falls while loading or unloading smaller pipes. 

Finalists: 

  • Carter's Tyre Service Ltd 
  • McConnell Dowell Downer Joint Venture 

Kensington Swan Safety Leadership Award 

Winner - Mach3

For the leadership shown by owner Anna Chapman in implementing a range of initiatives that embedded health and safety in the company. Via their engaging practices, Mach3 have brought about a change in culture and have embraced health and safety in a practical and positive way. They have also gone the extra mile to share their learnings with other companies and to challenge themselves to continuously improve.

Finalists: 

  • OneStaff
  • Studio Pacific Architecture

WorkSafe New Zealand Safety Contribution Award 

Winner - Aaron Billing of Upright Scaffolding

For leading and inspiring a dramatic culture change at Upright Scaffolding. Aaron has challenged staff and management to change the way they operate the company and to become the "All Blacks Standard" of the scaffolding industry. As a result, the company has changed their mindset from being scaffolders to being a team that is there to look out for each other. Health and Safety is always first, scaffolding is next.

Finalists 

  • Stephanie Cerpa of Contract Construction
  • Shaun Maxwell of Men at Work