Awards to recognise electrical safety solutions

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

Awards to recognise electrical safety solutions

Nominations are open for the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which will recognise health and safety achievements across a range of industries, including the electrical industry.

Organisations or individuals who have addressed an electrical safety issue are encouraged to enter category three of the awards, ‘Best solution to an identified electrical safety issue’, for a chance to win up to $2000. Solutions include product solutions, design/engineering innovations, training programs, awareness-raising activities or other risk control measures that address a specific electrical safety issue, reducing the risk of work-related injury and disease.

P.T. Automation Solutions won in the electrical safety category last year after finding maintenance technicians were at risk while undertaking fault finding and analysis activities on switchboards. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace, who recently launched the awards, said, “This company started using QR codes to access as-built and updated installation, operations and maintenance manual documentation.”

Other categories include best individual contribution to work health and safety, most significant improvement to work health and safety performance, and injured worker achievement award (serious injury and return to work).

“These awards put a spotlight on the leaders in work health and safety who challenge the norm,” Grace said.

“It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, where you operate or how big or small your workforce is. We want other businesses to hear about your successes and see if they can make their own workplace safer or get injured workers back on the job faster.

“I’d encourage all Queensland businesses and individuals to put their hat in the ring.”

Entries close Friday, 21 June 2019, and finalists will be joined by Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, 9 October 2019.

Image credit: © Nivens

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