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Category 2: Excellence in implementing a work health and safety solution

This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified work health and safety issue.

There are two awards in this category:

  • small business (less than 20 employees or full time equivalent)
  • large business (20 or more employees or full time equivalent).

Winner Large Business

Temtrol Technologies Pty Ltd

Temtrol Technologies Pty Ltd customised basic temperature scanners used as COVID control measures to enable faster, more efficient and portable recording and monitoring of data.

Winner Small Business

Sealasash Window Renewal System Pty Ltd

Sealasash Window Renewal System Pty Ltd addressed working at height for window repair work by creating the ‘sash crab’ system. The mechanical cover system eliminates the need for external work that uses scaffolding, and provides security and safety for workers and people below the work.

Finalists

Calvary Health Care Tasmanian Ltd

Calvary Health Care Tasmania Ltd addressed neck and back stress for nurses in its post-anaesthetic care unit by developing a hospital-grade document stand where nurses could note observations in patients’ files in an ergonomically safe and comfortable way

Forico Pty Limited

Forico Pty Limited replaced the ladders used to access a maintenance platform as they were a potential slip/ fall and manual handling hazard. A large stair, walkway and platform system reduced these issues and workers report they have made maintenance tasks a much safer process

Fulcrum Commercial Pty Ltd

Fulcrum Commercial Pty Ltd produces robotics technology to remove the need for people to enter confined spaces, work at height, or work at inaccessible or unsafe locations such as tunnels, pipelines, and reservoirs. This includes tasks such as conditional assessments and cleaning works.

Innerspace Wardrobes Tasmania

Innerspace Wardrobes Tasmania developed a special trolley to help move sheets of glass from the block of sheets, to a work bench. This eliminated the need to lift the glass or drop it on a bench, reducing the risks of breakage, cuts or awkward postures.

Sealasash Window Renewal System Pty Ltd

Sealasash Window Renewal System Pty Ltd addressed working at height for window repair work by creating the ‘sash crab’ system. The mechanical cover system eliminates the need for external work that uses scaffolding, and provides security and safety for workers and people below the work.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd addressed trip and slip hazards by installing line gallows on its tugboats. This uses a counterweight pulley mooring system to secure or release the vessel at port, and enables crews to stay on board the tug rather than getting on and off the vessel to secure it to the wharf

Temtrol Technologies Pty Ltd

Temtrol Technologies Pty Ltd customised basic temperature scanners used as COVID control measures to enable faster, more efficient and portable recording and monitoring of data.

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Updated: 2nd October 2021