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The hi-viz bow ties
and cummerbunds
almost stole the
show when
Bradken’s team
turned out for
the 2012 Otago
Chamber of
Commerce
Business
Excellence
Awards.
But in the end, winning two
awards recognising excellence
in health and safety, was an
even brighter statement than
the luminous accessories.
OHS and Quality Assurance
Officer Andy Westgate attended
the awards with Ian Richardson
and the boys went all out, having
their bow ties and cummerbunds
specially designed for the
auspicious occasion.
The effort was worthwhile when
Andy ended up on stage twice,
collecting the Health and Safety
Impact Award and then
personally taking out the Health
and Safety Impact Award for
Project Leadership.
The Health and Safety Impact
Award acknowledged a project
that measurably improved health
and safety outcomes within a
business. And for the first time
an award was created for the
individual within that business
responsible for leading the
award-winning project.
Held every two years, the OBIZ
Awards are open to businesses
and business leaders across
the Otago region of the South
Island of New Zealand, where
Bradken’s small Dunedin foundry
boasts a 48 year history.
Andy Westgate explained that the
foundry’s submission was based
on the communication and
awareness programs that had
been implemented at the site.
“Our submission was based on
manual handling awareness,
forklift truck driving refresher
training and incident awareness,
as well as the implementation of
Safety Communication Boards
which had been placed around
the Dunedin site creating a
defined location for the
communication of safety
information to all employees,”
Andy said.
Andy said he was delighted to
accept the award on behalf of
Bradken and was shocked and
thrilled to receive an individual nod.
“Standing up on stage in front
of 250 people to deliver an
acceptance speech on behalf
of Bradken was an honour, but
to then immediately go back up
and deliver an acceptance speech
on behalf of myself was a truly
humbling experience,” he said.
“For our accomplishments
in Dunedin to be formally
recognised externally by the
Otago Chamber of Commerce
is a fantastic achievement that
I am immensely proud of."
Dunedin FOUNDRY
takes safety
honours at
OBIZ Awards
OHS Coordinator Ian Richardson and OHS and Quality Assurance Officer Andy Westgate from Bradken's Dunedin foundry sported hi-viz bow ties to accept the awards.
“Standing up on stage in front of 250 people
to deliver an acceptance speech on behalf
of Bradken was an honour...”
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