about 3 years ago by AWF

Sponsor of the Safety Innovation Award Large Business

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Pictured during the event (from left to right below) are; Colin Allen (National Development Programmes Manager), Briar Snelling (National H&S and Training Manager) and Jess Boult (Zero Harm Manager)

The annual Site Safe Evening of Celebration and Awards were held on Wednesday 11 November at the Alexandra Park events centre in Auckland. The evening is about recognising and awarding people and organisations for their hard work in making our workplaces safer. This event celebrates the 2015 graduates of the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety and innovative industry partners showing safety leadership in construction.

AWF sponsored a major award in 2015, the ‘Safety Innovation Award Large Business’ (Large organisations over 20 employees). This Award is for a site or company demonstrating the best new idea or initiative to drive improvements in health and safety systems or behaviours, address or manage a specific hazard, create a design solution to address a problem, or to improve productivity. This award was won by McLeod Hiabs - the Safety Innovation Award (for large organisations). McLeod Hiabs created a ladder solution called the "Three Points of Contact Vehicle Access" which allows their operators to access their hiab decks without risk of slips, trips and falls.

The evening also celebrated the success of graduates for completing the Certificate in Construction Site Safety - a record 213 graduates. Graduates completed a range of Site Safe courses, earning NZQA recognised credits towards the qualification. AWF would like to congratulate Colin Allen for becoming the first person at AWF to graduate with this qualification demonstrating the effort he has put into learning and the development of leadership skills in health and safety.