The City of Canning has been recognised for its excellence in work health and safety by winning the Best Solution to a Work Health and Safety Risk category at the prestigious 2023 Work Health and Safety (WHS) Excellence Awards.
The WHS Excellence Awards, held at Optus Stadium on Friday, honour outstanding innovations and solutions to specific workplace health and safety issues by individuals, groups or organisations in Western Australia.
A full list of the seven total awardees can be found here.
The City’s winning submission was for the implementation of the LBin Tail Lift Platform at the Ranford Road Resource and Recovery Waste Transfer Station, which was one of the first sites in Perth to implement the system.
The LBin Tail Lift Platform is a modular solution that provides a safe work area between a truck and the waste disposal edge. It significantly reduces fall from height risks, exposure to heavy machinery and excessive manual handling challenges for the users.
The system was developed in collaboration with Contained Waste Solutions, a company that specialises in designing and engineering waste management solutions. The project involved extensive employee engagement, including an operator assessment, employee review and the final design sign off. The new system was installed in October 2022.
City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said the LBin Tail Lift Platform is just one example of the City’s commitment to achieving a workplace that is free of hazards, and to achieving a standard of excellence in work health and safety management.
“The City recognises the value of its employees and is committed to preventing injury and illness by providing a safe and healthy work environment. We are investing in public health and safety and it’s fantastic to see the Work Health and Safety and Waste teams recognised for the work they are doing to ensure we have a safe and efficient manner for residents and businesses to dispose of their waste,” Mayor Hall said.
The City is now focused on continuous improvement around this new solution and encourages feedback from both employees and users.
The City of Canning is one of the many satisfied clients at myosh and we congratulate and commend them on their award and the City’s commitment to improving WHS. To find out more about how we can help you achieve your safety goals, get in touch with us here.
Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced by Caroline De Vaney (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety), 27th October, 2023.
The City of Canning wins best solution to a work health and safety risk by Public., 1st November, 2023.