MOLYCOP has won Workplace Health and Safety business of the year at the 2018 Hunter Safety Awards.
The outstanding safety culture within the Hunter-based division of the world-leading manufacturer was recognised with the award’s ‘Gold’ Safety Helmet.
In its third year, the awards celebrating leadership and innovation in workplace health and safety were presented at a gala event at NEX in Newcastle on March 16.
Event founder Sarah-Jane Dunford said Moly-Cop’s ‘Goal Zero’ approach to WHS was a leading example of best practice.
Moly-Cop also won the award for Most Innovative WHS Idea (large business) during the evening proceedings.
Their idea was formulated after their rail products team noticed an upward trend in crane and lifting incidents. They decided that an ‘out of the norm’ idea was needed in order to get the attention of their teams.
The concepts of developing a Crane Safety Video, incorporating family members in the development of the video, as well as involving family members in tours through the operating plant on Family Open Days, were born from these discussions.
The implementation of these two initiatives led to a measured behavioural improvement in employee behaviours with the operation of, and interaction with, overhead cranes and an overall improvement in plant standards.
The WHS Champion of the Year was presented to Owen Leslie in recognition of his work in the field of arc flash controls and promotion to the electrical industry. He is also the creator and coordinator of an Electrical Safety Workshop that has toured NSW.
Carolyn Parish was awarded Young WHS Leader of the Year. She has played a key role in the development and implementation of a mental health strategy at Yancoal’s Hunter Valley operations that is sustainable, meaningful and effective.
For more information on the award winners go to huntersafetyawards.com.au.
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