Finalists Announced

07 Oct 2015

These awards help to improve health and safety in the construction industry by promoting great ideas and giving national recognition to those making a real difference.

AWF Safety Innovation Award (large organisations)

M2PP Alliance

Developed an initiative called 'Our Safety Formula', a worker engagement tool and programme that follows 10 principles which are driven by staff and are embedded right across the project. 

McLeod Hiabs

Created a ladder solution called the 'Three Points of Contact Vehicle Access' which allows their operators to access their hiab decks without risk of slips, trips and falls.

Wellington Airport/Hawkins Construction   

Created the Safety Wingman Campaign to drive improvements in behaviour and to encourage workers to not only look out for themselves, but to look out for each other and get home safe.

Benchmark Homes Leadership Award (small, medium or large organisation)

Catalyst Consulting Ltd  

Took the lead in engaging with sub-contractors to develop a new system and a more safety-conscious culture. They have focused on building sub-contractors capability to meet the new health and safety legislation.     

Housing NZ

Introduced the new 'HomeSAFE' concept that encourages all staff to be leaders by having safety conversations on worksites with a focus on encouraging and reinforcing safe behaviours.

Men @ Work

Put in place a range of initiatives to increase staff awareness of health and safety and to celebrate success. These included STMS of the month, buddy systems, mentoring, training, incentives and monitoring.

Pipeline Civil Ltd     

For the attitude and leadership shown by Fiona Jerry and Roy Winikerei in delivering health and safety. They are both early adopters and have implemented a number of new initiatives while being ambassadors for the company motto 'Stop, Think, Live'.

WorkSafe New Zealand Safety Contribution Award (individual or small team)

Gina Jones - National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

For inspiring and driving the idea of creating the NAWIC Safety Jacket (designed with Annah Stretton). The jacket is designed to give women more confidence on site and to prevent the safety hazard that can come with loose fitting jackets.

Kristina Wischnowsky - Corbel Construction

For championing health and safety within the company and in the wider industry, including her contribution to the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter and other voluntary groups.

Wes Jefferys - City Care

For his dedication to health and safety in the organisation and for helping develop a new purpose-built training and development facility for implementing safe work practices.

The awards acknowledge people, sites and businesses that are demonstrating excellence in the areas of leadership, and innovation (in organisations of all sizes).

Winners in each category will receive an award trophy, a $1000 gift certificate from the award category sponsor, and will have their case study published by Site Safe.

The awards will be presented at Site Safe's Evening of Celebration at Alexandra Park in Auckland on November 11, in conjunction with the 2015 Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety graduation ceremony. Tickets can be purchased online here. 

Site Safe would like to thank the supporters of their Evening of Celebration including Fletcher Construction, Hawkins, Unitec Institute of Technology, Dominion Constructors, NZ Print, AWF, Benchmark Homes and WorkSafe New Zealand.