Bechtel wins national safety award for GLNG program

Bechtel has won a national safety award for implementing a program which rewards people for safe behaviours.

Bechtel’s crew working on the GLNG plant project won the National Safety Award of Excellence from the National Safety Council of Australia.

Bechtel’s GLNG project team developed a program called the Safety League to create a long-term, sustainable safety culture.

Borrowing from rugby league, the program uses teams and sports terminology and concepts to motivate people and reward safe behaviours.

General manager of Bechtel’s LNG business, Alasdair Cathcart said he was delighted that his team won the award.

“The Australian National Safety Award of Excellence recognises engagement by our colleagues and managers working together to develop a world-class safety culture on the project,” Cathcart said.

 “This recognition is a testament to our team’s commitment to always stay true to our values: performing good-quality work safely, to the highest ethical standard.”

While improving safety on site, Bechtel said the program also helps the community by donating money to local charities on behalf of the teams that successfully completing safety challenges.

Since the program started, the company has given $110,000 to organisations in the Gladstone area.

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