Local corporation strikes gold in safety leadership

Busselton Water has been recognised as a state leader in workplace health and safety after being awarded a Gold Safe Way Achiever Award in the 38th state-wide IFAP/CGU Safe Way Awards ceremony.

The Safe Way Achiever Award is awarded to organisations who are committed to their safety management systems and demonstrate this through safety meetings, inspections and audits, action plans and the use of Safe Work procedures and Job Safety Analysis.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said the safety award is a reflection on the corporation’s unparalleled commitment to its safety systems, processes and training.

“We’re constantly striving to improve our safety performance and achieve best practice in safety management – to be recognised with a state-wide award is an incredible achievement for all of our staff, and our safety team in particular,” said Mr Elliott.

“In our high risk construction and engineering environment, safety management systems are paramount and ours has been trialled and tested over many years.

“Our team should be incredibly proud of this achievement and we look forward to working towards a Platinum Safe Way Achiever Award in a few years’ time.”

Platinum Safe Way Achiever Awards recognise companies who have achieved Safe Way Awards five years in a row.

Busselton Water joined hundreds of Western Australian companies at the annual awards ceremony at Optus Stadium in Perth on 26 April to celebrate those who are leading the way in safety across the state.

The awards are designed to motivate people in the workplace to maintain safe work practices and recognise the implementation and continuous improvement of an organisations safety management system.