2017 W.S. Lonnie Awards
The 2017 Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA) Occupational Safety, Health and Injury Management Special Reporting Award for the 2015-16 reporting year was presented to the Quadriplegic Center Board Of Management on 2 March 2017 at the W.S. Lonnie Awards.
About the winner
The Quadriplegic Centre (the Centre) is a rehabilitative and care facility for people with quadriplegia and paraplegia and is an integral part of the Western Australian health system. In providing its services in one of the heaviest nursing care environments within the State health system the potential and risk of injury for its staff is significant. The Centre’s commitment to ensuring the highest standard of occupational safety and health for all its personnel is borne out by its excellent lost time injury record of only three injuries over the last five years.
The Centre’s safety, health and injury management reporting, while not as extensive as several of the other shortlisted agencies, conveys compelling evidence of its strong commitment to ensuring the safety, health and excellent injury management of its employees.
The following agencies were awarded highly commended for their 2015-16 annual reporting disclosure for occupational safety, health and injury management:
- Disability Services Commission
- Fremantle Ports Authority
- Department of Transport
The following agencies exceeded the reporting requirements and were shortlisted by the judging panel:
- Ombudsman WA
- Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
- Pilbara Institute (Tafe)
- Pilbara Ports Authority
- Department of Fire and Emergency Services
- Department of Parks and Wildlife