Crown Equipment wins NSW SafeWork award

Crown Equipment Pty Ltd

Thursday, 03 December, 2015

Crown Equipment wins NSW SafeWork award

Crown Equipment has won a WorkCover 2015 SafeWork NSW award in recognition of its safety programs which, according to the company, have reduced its lost time and injury rates to an all-time low.

The material handling company took out the Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System (Private Sector), which “recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of workplace health and safety outcomes through the implementation of an integrated systems approach”.

Altogether, nine awards were presented across seven categories from a pool of 25 finalists from a range of industries including construction, local government, aged care, banking and retail.

Crown Equipment National Manager for Safety, Risk, Environment and Quality Anthony Keating said he was pleased to accept this award on behalf of all Crown’s employees.

“They are the ones who have embraced our health and safety initiatives, and they are the ones who have driven down our lost time and injury rates to record lows,” Keating said.

“Crown achieved the number-one position because of its dedication to, and investment in, safety beyond compliance, and its significant reduction in claims during the last five years.”

Crown’s award-winning safety system provides the architecture that has been designed to embed a repeatable way of managing workplace health and safety that includes the integration of deliberate practices, processes and linkages.

The company said it has moved beyond simply focusing on legislative compliance into a values-based, learning process.

Crown Equipment Managing Director Greg Simmonds said that he is pleased that the collective effort to continually lift safety standards throughout the organisation has been recognised at such a high level.

“Throughout the years, Crown’s staff and management have been making a concerted effort to develop and implement systems that have a tangible impact on our workplace safety performance — with results that are reflected in our culture and the bottom line,” Simmonds said.

Award winners

  • Best workplace health and safety management system (private sector): Crown Equipment Pty Ltd
  • Best workplace health and safety management system (public sector): Port Stephens Council
  • Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue: Roads and Maritime Services/University of Technology Sydney — Robotic Bridge Inspector
  • Best workplace health and safety practices in a small business: Mavid Construction Pty Ltd
  • Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety (non WHS representative): Andrew Ryan — Patrick
  • Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety (WHS representative): Annette Celle — Bankstown City Council
  • Excellence in return to work for business: The Westpac Group
  • Return to work achievement award for workers: Jennifer Saben — UnitingCare Ageing NSW ACT
  • SafeWork NSW Safety Leadership Award: Craig Murray — Sydney Fish Market

Image courtesy of Crown Equipment.

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