We’re delighted to announce that Ausenco has won the Category of Best Communication of a Safety Message and recognised as a Finalist for the Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS (Workplace Health & Safety) System in the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation/GIO National Safety Awards of Excellence announced in Sydney, Australia this week.

The awards are Australia’s preeminent safety awards and this year the competition was particularly tough with more 120 nominations received across seven categories and only two to four Finalists named in each category. Ausenco was one of only three organisations nominated as Finalists in more than one Category. The NSCA Foundation is the oldest Safety Foundation in the Southern Hemisphere, having been in place for 89 years. The awards were scrutinised by a judging panel of eight of the most recognised Safety Professionals in Australia and across a broad range of industries including but not limited to Energy, Mining, Media, State and Privately run Utilities, Engineering, Manufacturing, Education, Emergency Services, Health and Health Care, Transport, Defence, Hotels and Hospitality and Local Government.

Ausenco was awarded as the 2016 winner for Best Communication of a Safety Message. This category recognises organisations who have effectively and innovatively communicated a workplace health and safety message to their workforce as a one-off event or an ongoing program. Ausenco’s entry outlined the positive impact of a number of our HSEC communications including Safe Work Week, Health Week, Environment Day, our monthly tool box series, the HSEC Hub (intranet portal) and our use of HSEC Moments at the start of every meeting.

Our recognition as a Finalist in the Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System was based on our work to overhaul and modernise our HSE strategy and continually engage and reinforce the importance of our core value of Safety in all we do; which have resulted in very low incident rates over the past three years.

Andrew Clayton, Ausenco’s Director of HSE and Brad Maclean, Project Manager APAC/Africa were on hand to receive the awards. In his acceptance speech, Andrew thanked all of Ausenco’s employees across the globe for their enormous contributions to our safety culture.

“Without our large group of ‘Safety Citizens’ remaining diligent, our strong safety results and these awards would not be possible,” Andrew said. “We will always have room for improvement as we reach our goal of zero harm, but these awards provide recognition for our efforts.”

Ausenco would also like to congratulate other winners and finalists and thank the NSCA Foundation for this recognition.

Pictured (L to R) are Andrew Clayton and Brad Maclean with the awards at the Gala Luncheon.