Back in September we were celebrating being nominated as a Finalist in two different categories for the Queensland Government Electrical Safety Awards.
Today we celebrate WINNING!
Bishopp Billboard Constructions took home the gold (or in this case, the very impressive and extremely heavy glass!) for “Best solution to an identified electrical issue” as well as being awarded as a finalist in Category Six, “Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety”.
Our solution was developed to minimise the risk posed by overhead powerlines when installing and changing vinyl billboard skins. It instructs that our billboard construction staff use rear gantry walkways, allowing work to be performed from behind the billboard face when working near overhead powerlines.
A fixed piece of sail track forces the sail track to be fed in the opposite direction to powerlines, a blocker is also installed to prevent the sail track from being fed towards the powerlines.
Safety Ambassador, Shane Webcke, announced the winners today at the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards Ceremony that was held at the Royal International Convention Centre (RICC) at the Brisbane Showground. The resounding message from the awards was how a workplace incident can affect families and loved ones. We remind ourselves to keep this in mind and always consider your personal safety, and the safety of those around you.
There to accept the awards from Bishopp Billboard Constructions and Bishopp Outdoor Advertising were (L-R): Kathryn Sinfield, Chris Bishopp, Brad Bishopp, Brendan Hawes, Paul Stubbins and Jenii Rogers.
It is through a collaborative approach that we are at the forefront of our industry with safety and billboard design. You can learn more about why we were nominated and how we successfully implement and maintain a high level of safety standards across the Bishopp group by watching our video below as presented by our very own Director of Strategy, Nick McAlpine.