Rewarding Safe Behaviour

Safety Bucks award winners and three AE Smith teams show their “way” to safety

14 May 2012

The Safety Bucks program – AE Smith’s incentive initiative designed to increase participation and to generate ideas for safety improvement – announces its December and March quarterly winners, as well as acknowledging the example and progress that three teams have made in our journey to Zero Harm:

  • Sydney Service who have achieved greater than 1200 LTI free days
  • Brisbane Factory who have achieved greater than 1100 LTI free days
  • Perth Service who have achieved 800 LTI free days
“What’s so encouraging about these milestones is that it takes a concentrated effort of everyone – from apprentices, workers, supervisors, managers – to create this positive outcome,” says National Safety Manager, Danny O’Reilly.

“The employees in these teams are to be commended for their safety behaviour and the effort that has been required to achieve these milestones,” adds Danny.

Quarterly Safety Award winners have also been announced, with two employees winning a $250 Safety Bucks voucher, as well as being eligible for the annual Grand Prize of $1,000 Safety Bucks to be announced at the end of June.

December Quarter Safety Award

Winner of the December Quarter Safety Award was Travis Young (pic above standing far left) of Victoria Service, who’s efforts initiating a ‘stop work’ at a work place where he identified asbestos highlighted the proactive, self managing and effective approach of AE Smith’s Zero Harm target.

“Travis’s approach is certainly one we like to promote – due to his positive actions, workers at that site averted exposure to asbestos,” adds Danny.

March Quarter Safety Award 

Winner of the March Quarter Safety Award was Mark Carroll (pic above standing far right) of Brisbane Construction. During a site inspection along with his manager, Mark came across a scaffold open for access that was being utilised at the same time as it was being dismantled.

“Thanks to Mark taking the initiative by identifying and then reporting this incident to the principal contractor, work ceased so the scaffold could be made good to use as an egress facility safely,” comments Danny.

“There were many more nominations for our Quarterly Awards that also demonstrated our commitment to Zero Harm. Congratulations to Travis and Mark for winning each quarter.”