Award recipients

Presentations by the 2017 Systems and People finalists

The five finalists from the Systems and People category presented their innovations and learnings prior to the awards ceremony in October. This category focused on the innovative implementation and/or design of systems or procedures to improve safety, health and wellbeing.

2017 Winners

The winners of the 2017 Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards are:


Winner – Rail-Mounted Working at Heights Platforms, Rio Tinto

Certificate of Merit – Enhancing Electrical Safety Through DrawingBox, Aurecon
Certificate of Merit – Drill of the Future, FORACO Australia
Certificate of Merit – Elimination of excess temperature and high-risk levels of Legionella bacteria in eyewash safety showers, Heat Trap Solar Pty Ltd
Certificate of Merit – Improving the Safety and Reliability of Distribution Power Lines, Rio Tinto
Certificate of Merit – Safescape Edge Protector, Safescape

Systems and People

Winner – Iluka Resources Winston Partnership, Iluka Resources (South West Operations)

Certificate of Merit – Innovative technology to manage onsite inductions, Aglime of Australia
Certificate of Merit – Onsite – Suicide Ideation Management, Fortescue Metals Group
Certificate of Merit – Unmanned Aerial System for Abandoned Pit Lake Sampling at Tallering Peak, Mount Gibson Mining
Certificate of Merit – Critical Risk Management – Fatality Elimination Program, Rio Tinto

Safety Representatives

Winner – The Safety Barometer, Fortescue Metals Group

Certificate of Merit – Scenario based learning, Fortescue Metals Group

The past winners listed below were awarded by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA, who hosted the Safety and Health Resources Sector awards up until 2016.

Winner Safety Representatives (Formerly People) Category:

Downer Mining – Enhancing Workforce Health Program
Rio Tinto Iron Ore – The Yandicoogina Safety and Health Representative Development Program
Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Resource Explorer Mobile Camp
Argyle Diamonds – Thermal Stress Management Plan

Winner Systems and People (Formerly Systems) Category:

Fortescue Metals Group – Unmanned Aerial System for Cloudbreak Mine Site
Toxfree Solutions Ltd – Confined Space I-Surveillance
CITIC Pacific – New HEPA Filtration System
Alcoa Australia – Hearing Conservation Program

Winner Engineering Category:

BHP Billiton Mining Area C – Conveyor Belt Replacement Improvement
Leighton Contractors – Safety Pressure Locking Device
Tuff Industries – Ring Lock Catcher
Leighton Contractors – Remote Camera System