WorkCover NSW Safety Leadership Award
WINNER - Boating Industry Association of NSW
The Association is the voice of the boating and marine industry. Members include boat builders, yacht brokers, charter boat operators and marinas.
Significant among their safety initiatives was the development of the Marine Card OH&S General Induction Course. The Association also developed the Managing Environment, Health and Safety Course, which uses practical exercises to teach managers how to meet their legal obligations and implement industry best practice.
The drop in boat fatalities and serious injuries on the previous year is the result of several factors, not least of which is the Boating Industry Association's diligence and focus on safety.
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Construction Safety Education Forum
The Forum, which comprises stakeholders from across the construction sector aims to improve safety by promoting education and sharing best practice. It holds at least one education forum every two months.
The Forum's strengths are the enthusiasm and willingness of its members to give their time, expertise and resources. Many larger companies, often at their great expense to themselves, transport plant to field days to give small companies hands-on experience that would not have been possible otherwise. They also act as mentors and assist in identifying and solving health and safety issues. Currently the Forum is working on development of competency-based training for users of swing stages.