Supermarket logistics operation wins top health and safety award

Supreme Winner - Countdown

Issue 41 – August 2012

Countdown Logistics has won 'The Supreme Award – The Department of Labour/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand' at this year's New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards (the Awards). The company won the health hazard category with a multi-faceted and comprehensive approach to address injuries arising from manual handling.

The Awards, in their 8th year, are organised by Safeguard magazine and supported by the Department of Labour. The awards are judged by a five-strong panel representing the Department of Labour, ACC, NZ Council of Trade Unions, Safeguard, and an industry health and safety practitioner.

Convenor of judges Peter Bateman, who represented Safeguard, said the more than 120 entries reflected the diverse, creative but usually unheralded efforts of many people around the country to help ensure people at work remain safe and healthy.

Summarised from a Safeguard media release, 31 May 2012.


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