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Company sets ‘one million-hour’ safety record

AN AUSTRALIAN compressed air specialist has recently achieved one million production hours without a ‘lost workday case’.

For nearly four years, all of Champion Compressors work places, both its own manufacturing facility and its customers’ sites, have remained injury-free.

Simon Meyrick, environmental health and safety (EH&S) coordinator for Champion, said the company nurtures a culture of safety among its employees and considers this its priority.

“A safety-conscious and confident workforce is inherently efficient, which results in more cost-effective products for the end user,” Meyrick said.

The compressor company adopts a three-pronged safety strategy, implementing initiatives which target safety in the final products, corporate administration and field services.

Products are designed to have safety built-in, while prudent management directives ensure best-practice methods are employed on the shop floor.

In the field services sector, the company’s service department targets safe operations, even in the most unfamiliar environments. It is this company-wide safety culture that sets Champion Compressors apart from its competitors.

“Champion is achieving these high standards of safety by empowering its staff through regular training, re-enforcement and equality among its employees,” Meyrick said.

“This directive comes all the way from senior management and drives the company’s pursuit of safety awareness.”

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