2019 Winners & Finalists

The Site Safe 2019 Construction Health and Safety Awards winners were presented and celebrated at the Evening of Celebration. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Congratulations to our five award winners: 

Dominion Constructors Safety Innovation Award (Small to medium organisations up to 50 employees)

Winner - Biggins Interior Solutions

The judges said: “Faced with the problem of moving freshly cast, heavy plaster sheets weighing as much as 80 kilograms, the team at Biggins came up with an ingenious solution. The result of much trial and error, the trolley lifter has not only eliminated manual handling hazards but has boosted productivity and improved morale. This was a truly worthy winner amongst a category full of ‘simple but successful’ ideas.”

For more information on Biggins Interior Solutions, click here.


  • BR Concrete Pumping and Placing
  • CheckmateNZ

The Bettabuild Safety Innovation Award (Large organisations over 50 employees) 

Winner - Spiral Drillers Civil

The judges said: “Specialising in tricky piling and underpinning jobs, the work Spiral Drillers do is often heavy and hazardous. Always on the lookout for ways to reduce hazards and improve productivity, they went above and beyond by presenting the judges with not one, but six, custom-built tools. Spiral Drillers are true safety innovators showing a ‘start-to-finish, can-do attitude’ to identifying risks and finding solutions.”

For more information on Spiral Drillers, click here.


  • Fletcher Construction
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  • Schneider Electric NZ

The Mitre 10 Trade Safety Leadership Award (Small, medium or large organisations) 

Winner - Acrow Limited

The judges said: “A large scaffolding business with branches throughout the country, Acrow created a series of memorable health and safety videos which were accessible to staff nationwide. We were particularly impressed by the leadership shown by the General Manager, Philip Manning, who personally fronted and owned the process, getting out-and-about and engaging with staff. The end result was a top-quality production which is so good it not only won an international award, but had staff asking for more”.

For more information on Acrow Ltd, click here.


  • The Central Lakes Safety Charter
  • HDL the painting professionals

The Vero Liability Safety Contribution Award (Individual or small team)

Winner - Daniel Bradley and the Bradley Project Management Team

The judges said: “A Wellington-based consultancy, BPM has a homegrown, no-nonsense approach to developing and sharing its wellness programme. A small team of just eleven people, BPM bring a David and Goliath attitude to influencing the wider industry. The judges thought their catchy and provocative values, such as ‘we get shit done’ and ‘don’t be a jerk’ really say it all - this is a company that is not afraid to put its money where its mouth is.”

For more information on Bradley Project Management, click here.


  • Simon Tredgett from Auckland Council
  • Maycroft Construction

The Kalmar Mental Health and Wellbeing Award (Company, organisation, team or individual)

Winners - FloorRight Installations, Team Cabling and Switched On Group

The judges were so blown away by the incredible efforts and tremendous honesty of all three finalists that they have decided to jointly grant this award to all three finalists. 

Paul Lynch from FloorRight Installations impressed the judges with his ‘straight up the guts’ approach to opening up about mental health. “No sugar coating, no fluff, just honest talk. Paul believes positive change is possible, all we need to do is to embrace it.”

For more information on FloorRight Installtions, click here.

The judges wanted to acknowledge Dave Burt of Team Cabling for his terrific work as a mental health advocate following his own battle with depression. Dave’s message of helping blokes to be there for their mates by opening up, celebrating successes and supporting mental health champions really resonated with the judges.

For more information on Team Cabling, click here. 

Since the tragic loss of one of their own to suicide earlier this year, Switched On has ramped up their mental health awareness programme, and have now trained more than six hundred staff and subbies. The judges loved how the whole organisation has made it their business to shake up attitudes to mental health, not just within their own company, but in the wider industry.

For more information on Switched On, click here.

Two Judges' Special Mentions were also awarded to Andrew Breward from Premium Homes and the New Zealand Transport Agency/Kiwirail/North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance.