Focus Construction Scoops Award

07 Jun 2018

Focus Construction Group has scooped the Site Safe Best Health and Safety Initiative (by a small business) Award at this year's NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

Focus were recognised for creating their own unique safety brand, complete with visual icons, to address risks which had become normalised in the business.

Peter Bateman, convenor of the judging panel, said all the award-winning initiatives demonstrated a fascinating range of engaging and collaborative approaches to health and safety.

“There is a big secret at the heart of health and safety. Far from being a dry and dull subject, it is actually driven by highly engaged people for the benefit of many. These initiatives simply represent the best of a huge range of activities being undertaken all around the country by people who really care. ”

Other winners were:

The WorkSafe New Zealand/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand: Unitec Institute of Technology

Kensington Swan best initiative to address a work-related safety risk: Naylor Love Construction

WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a work-related health risk: Air New Zealand

Vitae best initiative to improve worker health: Wellington City Council

NZ Safety Blackwoods best initiative to encourage worker involvement in health & safety: Connetics

3M best use of New Zealand design/technology: Unitec Institute of Technology

Impac best collaboration between PCBUs: Napier Port

Simpson Grierson best board level engagement in health & safety: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

ACC best leadership of an industry sector or region: Staylive

NZISM health and safety practitioner of the year: Terri Coopland, Mars Petcare

edenfx HSE Recruitment health & safety representative of the year: Joanne Thompson, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand

Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum leader of the year: Ray Smith, Department of Corrections

Countdown Lifetime Achievement Award: Sandra Johnston

Fonterra judges’ commendation awards went to: Youthtown and Northpower


Site Safe CE Alison Molloy and Kerry Rodda, Focus Health and Safety Manager

Alison Molloy Site Safe CE and Focus Construction award winner