Indonesia awarded for health and safety

THIESS Contractors Indonesia (TCI) has been recognised for working two years, the equivalent of 45 million man hours without a lost time injury.

Indonesia awarded for health and safety

THIESS Contractors Indonesia (TCI) has been recognised for working two years, the equivalent of 45 million man hours without a lost time injury.

TCI received the Thiess Chairman’s Award at an awards dinner in Melbourne recently.

During the two years under review TCI had a workforce of 7000, including subcontractors.

Thiess Chairman Martin Albrecht presenting the award acknowledged the outstanding results delivered by TCI, through the development of a disciplined workplace culture.

Albrecht said TCI had set realistic expectations that work can be completed without incident or injury.

“This award also recognises sustainable health and safety excellence at a business unit level and provides a benchmark for other Thiess business across all industry sectors,” Albrecht said.

“TCI’s constant intent and success in delivering health and safety excellence makes a significant and positive contribution to the Thiess Group brand and reflects the company’s goal to create a workplace free of incident or injury.

“The award will highlight the inputs and hard work required to achieve superior results rather than just the results themselves.”

This year marks 20 years since Thiess was established in Indonesia and President Director Roy Olsen has challenged his team to ensure 2008 is completed LTI free and extend the current record to three years.

In the last year TCI has made a number of safety improvements.

These include reducing equipment damage costs and introducing the Kerja Bugar (Fit for Work) program.

TCI also continued to refine systems and processes with Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) certification and Core Systems of Work (CSW) audits.

“Thiess’ business remains one where there are risks with major equipment movements and geological issues. The whole team will continue to drive the focus and accountability that supports their goal of No Incidents — No Excuses,” Mr Albrecht said.

The award, inspired by TCI’s achievement, will be presented each calendar year to the Thiess business unit which best meets and delivers the company’s goal of health and safety excellence.

skulman@thiess.com.au

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