Category: Construction
    Year: 2017
    Prize: Merit
    Company: Buildcorp Group

    Judge's Comments:

    Undeterred by cost, Buildcorp’s ability to demonstrate continual improvement is a testament to their safety team’s efforts to seek out any way possible that they can gain an edge over an evolving and very dangerous industry. Supported by senior management, the safety team implemented comprehensive research into the use of typical plastic bar caps and quickly determined that they are typically designed for ‘scratch protection’ to help prevent cuts and abrasions, but were not rated for anti-impalement. Should someone fall from a height onto a starter bar with the typical scratch protection bar cap there is a possibility the bar cap will split under the load allowing the starter bar to break through the plastic cap and impale the person who fell. As a positive consequence of this review, all Buildcorp’s projects now utilise the superior, fit for purpose “Life Guard” anti-impalement bar caps. A project definitely worthy of a merit!

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