Quarry operations lead way in EHS Awards

The winners were announced in Brisbane at the 2012 construction materials industry dinner jointly hosted by the Queensland branches of the CCAA and the IQA.

Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Hon Tim Nicholls MP, presented the awards that recognise best practice in environment, health and safety in the cement, premixed concrete and extractive industries in Queensland.

Holcim, a winner in several categories, shared the Environmental Innovation Award for the introduction of a carbon emissions reduction strategy for aggregate transport vehicles. The innovation realised a reduction in emissions of 1449 tonnes over a three-year period, saving 540,000 litres of fuel.

Agi-Kleen was a joint winner in the Best Overall Health and Safety Innovation for the development of a robotic cleaning system for concrete agitators that eliminates the need for manual cleaning, and therefore the associated OHS risks.

Hanson won the Environmental Innovation Award Highly Commended prize for a safety initiative at its Wolffdene quarry.

Wolffdene Quarry?s Reno Fabretto was overwhelmed with the win and credited his team?s south east transport manager Hayden Post and south east Queensland driver/trainer Allan Bennett for the vision to create the program.

The award recognised the quarry?s zero tolerance when it comes to unsafe driving and its truck drivers.

 ?I am very proud of our team and this program as it strengthens our position on ensuring all of our truck drivers, team members and our surrounding neighbours arrive home safely to their families every night,? Fabretto said.

Sources: CCAA (Queensland), Hanson Wolffdene Quarry


Best Overall Environmental Innovation

?    Joint winner – Holcim for its vehicle carbon emissions reduction strategy
?    Joint winner ? Nucrush for its Good Neighbour Program

Environmental Innovation (Concrete) ? sponsored by BASF Australia

?    Neilsens Carole Park site for the implementation of a concrete reclaimer to process returned concrete

Environmental Innovation (Extractive)

?    Neilsens for the installation of an air sweep plant to convert the quarry crusher dust at its Bromelton quarry into manufactured sand

Environmental Innovation ? Highly Commended

?    Hanson for its introduction of a comprehensive community engagement program at its Wolffdene quarry
?    Boral for increasing fauna habitat and land management at Petrie and Narangba quarries

Best Overall Health and Safety Innovation

?    Joint winner – Holcim for its volunteer safety improvement and communication team leaders program
?    Joint winner ? Agi-Kleen for its robotic concrete removal system for agitators

Health and Safety Innovation (Concrete)

?    Boral for the introduction of a Safe Reversing Campaign

Health and Safety Innovation (Extractive)

?    Hanson?s Wolffdene site for improving truck safety on local roads through presentations to local high school students

Health and Safety Innovation ? Highly Commended

?    Boral Gladstone for meeting the challenges of supply to a major project
?    Holcim for its introduction of a concrete delivery safe site program
?    Pioneer North Queensland for the introduction of its Safety Management Plan and Zero Harm Program

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