T155 ‘changed our safety’ culture

T155 ‘changed our safety’ culture
Working on the T155 Port expansion project has changed the safety culture of Australian dredging company Hall Contracting.

The company recently completed a $12 million, 10-month dredging contract with a perfect safety record of no injuries.

The company’s managing director, Cameron Hall, attributes the excellent result to the way safety is managed on the T155 Port project.

“Instead of the usual focus on the outcome of ‘no harm’, the T155 approach of encouraging contractors to be ‘the best in Australia’ acted as a real motivator,” Cameron said.

“Our team responded by taking up the challenge and taking responsibility for our safety performance.”

Cameron acknowledged Fortescue and Port expansion EPCM manager WorleyParsons for the role they played in improving Hall Contracting’s total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) from 23 to 7.9 since October last year.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work on T155 and to have benefited from a culture of using empowerment as a driver instead of compliance,” he said.

Fortescue’s General Manager Port and Rail, Peter Thomas, said using Hall Contracting on the Port project was a win all round.

“Not only has Hall Contracting set the standard for other contractors in respect to safety, they vindicate the decision to use Australia’s largest locally owned dredging company by delivering their work on time and under budget.”

As a parting gesture, the Queensland-based company made a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in WA.

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