Safe Work ACT Awards 2010 Winners Announced
The ACT Attorney General, Mr Simon Corbell, announced the winners of the Safe Work ACT Awards 2010 at a function held at the National Convention Centre on Tuesday 12 October 2010. The awards are a highlight of Safe Work ACT Month, a month-long safety awareness campaign coordinated by WorkSafe ACT.
"The annual OHS awards provide recognition for the achievements of business, unions and individuals in the ACT in finding solutions to improve workplace safety and injury mangement", Mr Corbell said.
Thirty-four entries were received across six award categories ranging from small and large, private and public workplaces, and from industries including construction, health, hospitality and not-for profit.
"Regardless of whether they have received an award, all this year's entries contribute to making workpalces healthier and safer, Mr Corbell said".
The Excellence Award for 2010 was presented to James Bodsworth from Bovis Lend Lease. Mr Bodsworth beat a strong field of entries from both the public and private sector vying for the awards.
The Excellence Award was chosen from the category winners in recognition of outstanding achievement. Jim created a very simple strategy for plant operators on local Bovis sites to identify the location of underground utilities. When digging in proximity to underground utilities it was difficult to maintain visual contact with the system of identification previously used. Jim led a team that addressed this issue by designing a notification strategy that raised the visual cues to a level that was clearly visible to plant-operators in all weather conditions.
Jim's higly innovative yet simple solution to a hazard with potentially catastrophic consequences reflects his long-standing commitment to achieving excellence in the field of work health and safety.
Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System - Public Sector
ACT Department of Education and Training
Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System - Private Sector
National Capital Private Hospital
Best Solution to an Identified Health and Safety Issue
St. John Ambulance Australia
Best Workplace Health and Safety Practices in Small Business
Charman Earthmoving & Heavy Haulage
Joint Winners - Category 4A
Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety - non OHS
Sasha Berryman (ACT Health) and Amy Lee (MS Australia)
Category 4 B
Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety - OHS
James Bodsworth - Bovis Lend Lease
Most Successful Promotion of OHS in Workplaces
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program
Manteena Pty Ltd
Safe Work Australia Excellence Award