At NRW, we know that our people are instrumental to the growth of our business and as a company we continue to invest in health, safety and training. As part of this investment NRW recently launched the HSE Recognition Program.
The Program recognises our workforce by encouraging and identifying individuals and project teams who demonstrate an excellent attitude and commitment to safety. Beyond the internal recognition and benchmarking, and just as importantly, the program is also about empowering each NRW employee to make the communities in which we live and work better through its charity component. Each quarter two charitable organisations chosen by the two winning ‘Project of the Quarter’ teams – one from our Civil Division and one from our Mining Division – will be the recipients of $20,000, with one organisation the beneficiary of an additional $30,000 each year courtesy of the NRW Project of the Year Award.
In April 2012 NRW announced the winners of the first Project of the Quarter Award. The winners were Anderson Point Port Expansion (APPE) for the Civil Division and Christmas Creek for the Mining Division. Both teams celebrated their wins during on-site award and cheque presentation ceremonies.
The APPE team decided to spread their donation over 2 charities, Child Australia South Hedland and Royal Flying Doctor Service, Port Hedland branch. Both organisations were ecstatic to receive such a large donation from a team working in their community.
Pauline Seagrave from the Royal Flying Doctor Service said, “We are over the moon to accept this donation from NRW, it will go a long way in helping with the maintenance of our aircraft and our branch as a whole”.
APPE project manager, Simon Cook said, “As a team we decided it was important to select a cause from the local community and we struggled to narrow it down to just one. Child Australia does a fantastic job, benefiting children both locally and nationally and as FIFO workers, we often work in very remote locations and value and appreciate the hard work the Royal Flying Doctor Service offers. Congratulations to the crew and management team; winning this highly sought-after competition is a credit to your dedication and commitment to safety and your hard work over the last 14 months”.
The team at Christmas Creek chose to donate their $20,000 to Cancer Council WA, an ambassador for the organisation, Fiona Paice, was at their award ceremony to receive the $20,000 cheque.
Fiona said, “The donation will go towards education support and research for cancer patients and their families. Thank you Christmas Creek for choosing Cancer Council WA!”
Christmas Creek project manager, Lincoln Butler said the site chose their charity based on an overwhelming number of nominations they received from all operators. He said, “Many of our operators and staff have been personally affected by cancer and the opportunity to offer support to an organisation that encourages research into a disease which impacts so many of us, was very important. We are very pleased to have won this Award and are looking forward to doing our best again next quarter and continuing our support of community organisations.”
The program is a great opportunity for NRW to not only keep our workforce safe when they are on site, but to also make a positive difference to the communities our employees hold close to their hearts.
NRW HSE&T general manager Jim McCristal explains, “Through this initiative, not only are we able to empower our employees to nominate and support causes close to their hearts, we are able to give something back to the communities in which we work - it’s been inspiring to see.”
Congratulations to both of our teams! They have worked extremely hard to finish above the other sites and this award is testament to their initiative, determination and perseverance to making their sites safe.
Do you want to be part of the NRW team? Apply now at www.nrw.com.au/careers.
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