At the 25th NSCA Foundation National Safety Awards of Excellence Gala Awards Luncheon, Greencap’s general manager Dean Comrie proudly presented the award for “Category 1 – Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System” to Ben Kirkbride of Laing O’Rourke.
Greencap have sponsored this category for the past four years. Entrants were required to describe an improvement they have made to their WHS/OHS management system and the effect it has had on their staff and business. Finalists of this category must demonstrate that the improvement is part of an on-going process.
Next Gear is Laing O’Rourke’s answer to improving performance, increasing safety, and building resilience. At the heart of this system are safety critical messages, engagement programs and campaigns delivered by empowered people at the centre of decision making. This ensures a seamless and transparent process and upholds.
Next Gear’s 3 principles:
- People are the solution
- Safety is the presence of positives, and
- Safety is an ethical responsibility