The winners of the NSCA Foundation/GIO Workers Compensation 27th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence were announced during a gala luncheon in Sydney on 17 October.
Teys Australia won the prestigious Pinnacle Award for its safety leadership program. Teys Australia focused on frontline leadership and adopted a ‘tripartite relationship’ that engaged academia, industry and government, with the objective being to improve its safety culture. Out of this relationship was developed a series of safety leadership models based on the evidence-based ‘LEAD’ model, developed by the Office of Industrial Relations and Curtin University. Positive feedback on the program was received and on average workers perceived positive changes in safety culture across several sites.
“We’re very proud, and very thankful for this award,” Julia Teys, Group Manager Workplace Health and Safety at Teys Australia, said. “We’ve done a lot of work in safety leadership and promoting safety culture within our business and we’re looking forward to ensuring we keep that going, and promoting that throughout our business in the future.”
The major sponsor for the awards was GIO Workers Compensation, while Actrua, Ansell, Greencap, Pro-Visual Publishing, Safe Work Australia, Sentis and Stowe Australia were category sponsors. Shane Webcke was master of ceremonies and keynote speaker for the awards. The 28th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence will open in early 2020 and more information will be available via the website.
The full list of winners, highly commended and finalists is included below:
Teys Australia wins the Pinnacle Award. Pictured holding the award is Julia Teys, Group Manager Workplace Health and Safety at Teys Australia.