The NSCA, together with Telstra, has announced that RailCorp NSW is the 2006 recipient of the NSCA/Telstra Award for Excellence in Occupational Health & Safety for their Pram Safety Project. The presentation was made at the NSCA Awards dinner held on 5 October at Rydges Jamison, Sydney.
RailCorp’s Pram Safety Project was developed from a need to address the growing number of incidents of prams rolling off platforms. The project represents an innovative approach to tackling a serious safety problem posing a risk to infants in prams and undue stress to staff involved in dealing with pram roll incidents.
The NSCA/Telstra National Safety Awards of Excellence is the national workplace health and safety recognition scheme, acknowledging and encouraging individuals and organisations, who have excelled in this field, and gives the recognition which they deserve. Australia-wide. With the support of Telstra as the major sponsor since 2000, the awards are presented annually by the NSCA.
Earlier in the awards ceremony, RailCorp was declared the winner in two categories - Best Solution of an OHS Specific Workplace Risk community project and Best Communication of a Safety Message to Employees in the NSCA/Telstra National Safety Awards of Excellence.
Announcing the winners, Damian Kelly, NSCA Acting Chief Executive Officer praised RailCorp’s strong and visible commitment to health and safety, both to its employees and the community. Citing intense competition and the high quality of submissions demonstrating innovation and leadership across a wide range of industry sectors, Richard Coleman, Telstra Director Health Safety and Environment, and Damian Kelly presented awards to the category winners.
Business Excellence through OHS&E Management
The award recognises leadership and excellence in integrating occupation health, safety and environment within business operation systems.
Winner Investa Property Group Ltd
Finalist Fulham Correctional Centre
Best Implementation of a Specific OHS Management System
The award category acknowledges the work done by an organisation to implement and manage an OHS management system, and the impact it has had on employees.
Winner: Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
Finalists: Alcoa of Australia, Alstom Power (Australia) Limited
Best solution of an OHS specific Workplace Risk
The award category recognises innovative solution to a safety challenge or invention that significantly eliminates workplace risk.
Winner Standfast Corporation
Winner Community project: RailCorp
Highly Commended: Advanced Building systems
CS Energy and Container Works
Best Communication of a Safety Message to Employees
The award category highlights the various ways organisations convey a safety message to employees.
Winner: RailCorp New South Wales
Best OHS Training Program
The award category recognises a unique training program involving consultation with employees and outcomes that make a difference
Winner: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and ITE Services
Finalist TNT Australia
Innovation in Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment
The award recognises new, forward-thinking and original ideas implemented during the previous year to create a safer, healthier work environment that is unique in nature and stands apart.
Finalists Foster’s Australia – Yatala Brewery
There was no winner awarded this year.
Farm Safety: Best Rural Impact
The award category acknowledges the positive OHS impact in the rural areas, and recognition of agricultural safety and health priorities.
Winner: CGU Insurance Ltd