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BlueScope Steel Logistics Height Safety Group has won the Australian Steel Institute's 2005 National Improvement Initiative Award.
The Award was presented at the Australian Steel Convention Dinner in September 2005.
The Logistics Height Safety Group was recognised for its initiatives to reduce the number of falls and related injuries across the Logistics business of BlueScope Steel.
The Group took a consultative, network-based approach, involving people from across the Logistics business, and has seen a 50 per cent reduction in height related incidents in the last 12 months.
The group's catch cry "Don't clown around. Do it from the ground!" helped raise awareness of the issue of height safety and contributed to the reduction in height related incidents.
The ASI National Health and Safety Excellence Awards are designed to recognise and encourage excellence in safety performance and programs.
BlueScope Lysaght Gillman employees in South Australia were recognised for their excellent safety results and committed safety leadership when they were awarded the BlueScope Lysaght President's Site Safety Award for 2005.
The Safety Award was presented by President BlueScope Lysaght, Bob Moore. He congratulated all the sites for their cooperation and said the awards were an opportunity to recognise safety excellence in BlueScope Lysaght Australia. Bob said there had been a general improvement in safety during the past year with continued focus into 2005-2006.
Gillman was selected as the winner of the Award following a review of four key areas: Safety Management System compliance, housekeeping standards, visual management and clothing and PPE (personal protective equipment) compliance.
Regional General Manager-South Australia, Noor Crookshanks accepted the award on behalf of the Gillman site and said the President's Safety Award was recognition of the focus and efforts of all employees over several years. He said the employees at Gillman site plan to strengthen their safety culture in the workplace and in the communities in which they operate.
The prize for the BlueScope Lysaght President's Safety Award included a perpetual plaque, a trophy and A$2000, 50 per cent of which is donated to charity.
The Port Kembla Steelworks' Safety Health & Risk (SH&R) team has won an NSCA/Telstra National Safety Award of Excellence for the 'Take 2' safety program.
The award was presented at the NSCA/Telstra National Safety Awards, held in Sydney in October 2004.
Competing against four other finalists, the SH&R team won the award for Best Communication of a Safety Message to Employees for the revamped 'Take 2' program.
The Take 2 program is one of a number of safety initiatives which reinforce BlueScope Steel's commitment to achieving Zero Harm.
In February 2004, the SH&R team revamped the 'Take 2, take time for safety' concept and implemented the 'Take 2' program across the Port Kembla Steelworks over a four-week period. The site-wide program included toolbox meetings, competitions and a range of 'Take 2' posters.
The 'Take 2' program was also implemented at other sites throughout Australia and in Vietnam, where it was put into practice at one of our construction sites.
Manager SH&R Industrial Markets, Dr Chris Darling said the award recognised the energy, passion and drive of the SH&R team and Occupational Health & Safety coordinators who developed the program. He congratulated the SH&R team for their part in putting 'Take 2' together and all the departments across the organisation that participated in 'Take 2'.