Kordia was selected as a finalist in the 2018 NSCA Foundation / GIO Workers Compensation 26th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence.
We were nominated in the category ‘Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System’ for the changes we have made to our hazard/near miss reporting process and approach.
Award organisers said that they received 162 nominations over all the categories, which is a record number. These nominations highlight the commitment of Australian businesses and individuals to continuously exceed the safety standards in their industry.
We should all take the opportunity to celebrate our achievements in Work Health and Safety and the fact that we have been recognised for our efforts in this important area.
We would like to congratulate category winner Defence Housing Australia.
About our nomination
As an organisation involved in high-risk construction activities where work at heights is a daily risk, we are always seeking ways to improve our management system and the health and safety practices and controls associated with this system, with the primary aim to keep all employees, subcontractors and third parties free from harm. Our key safety objective will always be zero harm, linking to our core safety message of Get Home Safely.
After reviewing the results from our annual staff WHS survey, it was noted that hazard/near miss reporting was both time consuming and cumbersome to many, and so we made reporting of hazards and H&S improvement suggestions far simpler, including a no blame policy, in order to encourage more input and active reporting from all workers.
The result was a 72% increase in AU in hazard/near misses reported across Kordia in the first six months.