The National Safety Council of Australia has launched the 2015 National Safety Awards.
This is the 23rd year for this long running independent awards program and organisers expect record nominations from a wide field.
The awards recognise outstanding dedication to providing safe, productive and sustainable work places committed to everyone going home safe from work.
Winners in previous years have demonstrated exceptional safety solutions by integrating safety as a business priority and demonstrating innovation, proven return on investment and compliance with work health and safety standards.
The overall winner of the 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence was Transdev Australasia for their ‘Safety Starts With Me’ campaign aimed to engage with workers to strengthen Transdev’s safety culture, further embed safety as core value and reduce injuries.
The campaign adopted a multifaceted approach with a consistent safety message tailored to their business, locations and staff. They result was a 14% decrease in their Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate, across overall operations, between 2012 and 2013.
Other winners included Bechtel GLNG Plant Project and the Pittwater House Schools for Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System, Speedie Contractors and BHA Equipment for Best Solution of a WHS Risk (Small Business category) and New Future Alliance for Best Solution to a WHS Risk.
Aplications and nominations can be made for the 2015 NSCA Awards at www.nationalsafetyawards.com.au