Wiley are excited to announce that Indooroopilly State School has been nominated for the Health and Safety Solution of the year award for their new multi-storey learning facility project being delivered by Wiley, at the Australian Construction Awards (ACA).
The ACA Awards recognise the achievements, developments and innovation within Australia’s construction industry. The Health and Safety Award celebrates outstanding contribution to improve Health and Safety in the industry, either through a specific product or through process adaptation.
This project was nominated for the safety procedures that were implemented by Wiley. Wiley’s top priority was the well-being, education and the safety of the students, staff, community and of course, the entire project team.
An innovative solution put in place by Wiley was an automated gate that would detect vehicles and trigger flashing lights to let pedestrians know the roadway is being used. This helped to prevent any interaction between the vehicles and the staff and students. This solution was the first of its kind to be applied in a school setting.
To compliment this installation, bespoke relatable graphic’s designed for children were positioned to aid in the success of the gates. Wiley engaged with the students in school assemblies by educating them on how to be safety conscious around the construction site and the dangers associated with the cross over points.
“Safety is always a huge consideration with all of Wiley’s projects. We collaborate with key stakeholders, ensuring construction is coordinated to provide a safe environment for everyone on and nearby the site. Wiley’s top priority is to provide a safe environment around our sites.” Said Garry Beattie, Safe Work & Compliance Manager.
Wiley Senior Project Manager Tom Wilson said, “Wiley’s top priority is safety. This nomination is testament to the efforts taken by Wiley and Indooroopilly State School to ensure a safe site. People’s safety is extremely important to us, so everyone goes home to their families at the end of the day.”
Wiley is honoured for the recognition and nomination in this category. The ACA awards will be held in Sydney on the 19th of March and the nomination will be amongst great company. Wiley congratulates all the nominees for 2020 and wishes them the best of luck.