The 2015 Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management solutions and innovation in Western Australian workplaces that reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease.
Cater Care’s entry for this years’ awards in the 2015 Work Safety Awards Western Australia, Category 1 – Best Workplace Safety and Health Management System, focused on our redeveloped Safety Health & Environment (SHE) management system. In particular, we concentrated on the practical requirements of the system and how they were being met through the power of Google.
Cater Care had the great pleasure of joining other finalists at the breakfast ceremony on October 30, 2015, where the winners of the prestigious Awards were announced.
Representing Cater Care at the ceremony was Denis Andre (COO Cater Care Services), Zinta Satins (Group Safety & Wellbeing Manager) and Craig Walker (State SHE Manager WA). Zinta accepted the Finalist Award for Best Workplace Safety and Health Management System.
While Cater Care did not win the category, we are extremely proud of being named a finalist. Denis said, “It’s a significant achievement for Cater Care to have reached the final six. We were up against companies with significant systems and safety resources. The result is a credit to the SHE team, operations and to the support that they have received from the business.”
Cater Care’s submission was based on a project that commenced two years ago, and detailed the major review of our safety and wellbeing strategy. As a result of that undertaking, we have an improved Safety Health Environment Management System that is fully integrated into all operations and customised to each site.
Instrumental to our business is flexibility. Catering to a wide range of metropolitan and remote sites across the country, we tailor our system so that client safety requirements can be seamlessly integrated.
For a successful uptake by our staff, the system must be easy to access and simple to understand, easy to navigate and provide the necessary information. Dynamic so that improvements can be easily incorporated and adapted, and easily maintained so that it remains current as changes occur.
The improved system and the complete change of culture and engagement from ‘the shop floor’ to the executive team has resulted in a reduction in injuries, and the creation of a company vision – ‘empowered, safe and well.’
Zinta said, “This Award is a fantastic result for Cater Care; a collaborative and innovative team approach to tackle worksafe issues and to find real solutions for our staff to be safe at work.”
The Minister for Commerce, The Honourable Michael Mischin presenting the Award to Zinta Satins, Group Safety & Wellbeing Manager – Cater Care