One thousand injury-free days at Gates Australia

Thursday, 06 April, 2017

1000 days of safety

Gates Australia has reached 1000 days without any of its staff sustaining a ‘lost time’ injury at work.

This follows years of dedication by the company in achieving a safe work environment.

Many safety initiatives have been implemented at Gates Australia, including a revised pre-shift exercise routine; ergonomic workshops with consultants from Move4Life warehouse procedure training included in all new staff inductions; improved housekeeping and hazard identification; the installation of safety barriers around walkways; and adoption of industry best practices for forklift operators and warehouse packers.

“At GAPL, our motto is ‘Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility’. We reinforce this basic principle and strive for continuous improvement through the execution of Gates Corporate and Australian safety standards,” said warehouse manager Geremy Tassone.

“None of this would be possible without the support of empowered, engaged and diligent employees. I thank them for their efforts and focus on an improved safety culture.”

Gates Australia Managing Director Carl McGowan said it was a day for all Gates Australia staff to be proud of.

“All Australasian employees have contributed to this with their support and diligence. This is a really significant milestone and one that many other workplaces don’t achieve,” said McGowan.

“It is a testament to our dedication to creating a safe workplace and to the culture that all employees share in — the collegiality, the friendship and the attitude that we all have towards our work here, no matter what area of the business we work in.”

Image courtesy of Gates Australia.

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