Infrastructure company’s ‘Safety Leader’ initiative recognised

An infrastructure company won the Workplace Reward for 2017.

Safe Work Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter congratulated the business specializing in the gas and water sectors for its ‘Safety Leaders’ initiative during the National Safe Work Month.

“Comdain’s leadership campaign was inclusive, engaged staff at all levels, empowered them to make good safety choices, and maximized knowledge retention across the organisation,” said Ms. Baxter.

Comdain started an education program with the tagline ‘Take the lead. Everyone. Every day.’ Activities across all sites focused on change management and a new high-risk activity each week. It was well received and will be done on a monthly basis.

“Comdain’s safety initiative demonstrates a strong long-term commitment to work health and safety and places a particular emphasis on the safety of their workers,” said Ms. Baxter.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition from Safe Work Australia. The key to our success was simple messaging delivered by our people with passion and genuine care,” said Jim Gaha, Chief Operating Officer of Comdain.

“Everyone got involved and the outcomes were beyond our expectations.”

Runners-up are Coca-Cola Amatil and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences were highly commended for their high-quality entry this year.

The Workplace Reward is a National Safe Work Month initiative.

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