Ball gowns and black ties were the order of the evening when more than 250 guests from Kiama Downs to Chinderah and all points in between attended a gala dinner at Doltone House, Hyde Park in Sydney to celebrate the 2017 SafeWork NSW Awards.
Since the inauguration of these awards in 2004, about 80 individuals and businesses from across NSW have received a SafeWork NSW award for their contribution to workplace health and safety.
Indeed, this year we had 160 applications to the SafeWork NSW Awards. Each and every application demonstrated leadership and commitment to workplace health and safety. It is this attitude that will increase the competitiveness and confidence of NSW businesses. And with this attitude, we will make NSW the easiest state in which to start and grow a business.
By celebrating these achievements, we strengthen our relationship with industry partners and engage with the wider community. We begin a conversation around the myriad benefits of embracing health and safety, and recovery at work, in every workplace.
Together with our Work Health and Safety Roadmap for NSW 2022, these awards highlight the vital role of health and safety in every workplace.
From 160 entries and 29 finalists, nine winners were selected…
Sailfish Catamarans – Excellence in workplace health and safety culture (small business)
Port Stephens Council – Excellence in workplace health and safety culture (big business)
The Lacket Company – Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue (small business)
D&D Traffic Management – Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue (big business)
John Pearce, Coffs Harbour City Council – Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety – (no formal WHS responsibility)
Glenn Stewart, Calvary Health Care – Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety (someone with WHS responsibility)
Specialty Fashion Group – Excellence in recovery at work for business
David Nugent, Rehab Co – Recovery at work achievement award for injured workers
Paul Lyndon, Diona – SafeWork NSW leadership in safety award