WICET wins safety award

Our team at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Stockyard project has won an Australian Steel Institute National Health and Safety Award.  

WICET was awarded the ASI Safety Improvement Initiative Award for an initiative called ‘Operation Melonhead’, a campaign highlighting the hazards posed by dropped objects when working at heights.

Project Manager, Andrew Priem, said the team fostered a positive, sustainable safety culture on site and invested heavily in the training and development of staff and workforce through a range of initiatives, with over 25,000 training hours completed over the duration of the project.

“Everyone on the project had a proactive approach to managing safety, developing innovative ways to deliver the safety message, and continuously improving policy and procedures such as barricading and signage,” said Andrew.

“There was a particular requirement to highlight and reinforce the hazards posed by dropped objects when working at heights, so we developed Operation Melonhead to highlight the potential consequences of dropped objects.

The WICET team also achieved a High Commendation in the ASI Site Award category for the ‘Our Behaviours are Key’ initiative that was aimed to give workers an understanding of the importance of safe behaviours both on and off-site, and explaining how behaviours and attitudes can have a direct influence on others.