Category six – Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance
Tropical Reef Shipyard is a privately owned Australian company employing up to 150 personnel. Established in 1977, the shipyard has been dependent on its unrelenting attitude to provide quality service aimed at providing a reliable turnaround for all customers.
Tropical Reef Shipyard significantly reduced injury rates and workers' compensation claims and premiums by engaging the workforce in safety initiatives, establishing safety committees, holding regular Toolbox meetings, and improving their induction and training processes. Tropical Reef involved workers, management, sub-contractors and their customers in the change process.
Tropical Reef Shipyard employees with Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke