DMIRS wins gold safety award

The department has been recognised for safety in the workplace in the 2017 IFAP/CGU Safe Way Awards
Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has been recognised for best practice in safety management with the Gold Safe Way Achiever Award in the 2017 IFAP/CGU Safe Way Awards.

DMIRS Director General David Smith said the award acknowledges organisations that continuously improve their workplace safety performance programs in order to achieve best practice.

The former Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Corporate Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) team applied for the award earlier this year.

“I congratulate the COSH team for all their hard work in achieving this award. This and other health and safety successes provide a good platform for DMIRS to work towards achieving excellence in safety,” Mr Smith said.

The application process included a written submission from which the department’s safety management system was assessed against four criteria and an in-house interview process.