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Swickers Finalist In Awards

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace

September 19, 2019

Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory has been named as a finalist in the 2019 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

The recently expanded pig abattoir is one of four finalists in the “Most Significant Improvement To Work Health and Safety Performance” category.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced the finalists on Thursday.

The awards showcase Queensland’s best work health and safety, rehabilitation and return-to-work champions.

Ms Grace praised the commitment of Queensland businesses and individuals to safety in the workplace.

“Our expert judges had their work cut out again this year with more than 120 entries across 11 categories,” she said.

The 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists hail from all over Queensland – from Townsville and Mackay to Kingaroy and down to the Gold Coast.

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The finalists are:

Category 1 – Best solution to an identified work health and safety issue

  • Envirochasing Sales T/A Guarda Systems – Como, WA
  • Incitec Pivot Fertilisers – Murarrie
  • Pole Grab Pty Ltd – Clontarf
  • Verton Technologies Australia Pty Ltd – Milton

Category 2 – Best individual contribution to work health and safety

  • Ashley Rieck – Greensill Farming – Bundaberg
  • Craig Hatchard – RoadTek – Brisbane
  • Glen James – Foodbank – Morningside

Category 3 – Best solution to an identified electrical safety issue

  • Energy Queensland – Hervey Bay

Category 4 – Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance

  • Eagle Alliance Earthmoving Pty Ltd – Murarrie
  • Mendi Constructions – Townsville
  • Swickers – Kingaroy

Category 5 – Best commitment to work health and wellbeing

  • Cancer Council Queensland – Fortitude Valley
  • CQ University – Rockhampton
  • G & S Engineering – Mackay

Category 6 – Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety

  • CQ University – Rockhampton
  • Eagle Alliance Earthmoving Pty Ltd – Murarrie
  • Glen Cook, Energy Queensland – Hervey Bay
  • Mendi Constructions – Townsville

Category 7 – Injured worker achievement award

  • Amanda Ludgater – Skyline Landscape Services – Nerang
  • Jessica McDowell – Churches of Christ – Maryborough
  • Jordan Williams – Melco Engineering – Mackay
  • Tajhon Mailata – OI Brisbane – West End

Category 8 – Best rehabilitation and return-to-work management system

  • Griffith University – Nathan
  • Skyline Landscape Services – Nerang

Category 9 – Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work

  • Hilary Mauro – Endeavour Foundation – Cairns
  • Jacci Watson – Skyline Landscape Services – Nerang
  • Susan Bryer – WorkCover Queensland – Brisbane
  • Tracy Bignell – Townsville City Council – Townsville

Category 10 – Best demonstrated leadership in return to work

  • Griffith University – Nathan
  • Skyline Landscape Services – Nerang

Category 11 – Best demonstrated healthy and safe work design

  • Buildsafe Queensland – Gold Coast
  • Craig Hatchard – RoadTek – Brisbane

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