Minister presents Victorian Awards

The Victorian CCAA Environment, Health & Safety Awards were conferred by the Minister for Energy & Resources, Hon Lily D’Ambrosio on Thursday 13th August at the CCAA Construction Materials Industry Dinner. 

Congratulations to Fulton Hogan for winning the Health & Safety Innovation Award for their Improved Field Testing Vehicle and to Hanson for winning the Environmental Innovation Award for their Quarry Life Awards.  

The EH&S awards are run nationally and are designed to promote innovation and best practice in the heavy construction materials industry.  ‘The Awards are also a vehicle for placing exceptional performers in the spotlight and showcasing our industry to Government and the wider community’ said Brian Hauser, CCAA State Director VIC/TAS.

Health & Safety Innovation

Winner Fulton Hogan – Improved Field Testing Vehicle 
A purpose built ute body has been designed and built in house which significantly reduces the manual handling risks associated with field testing activities. Innovations include a pull out slider system which allows easy access to the heavy NDM gauge and a coring drill mounted on a slide system at the rear of the ute. The judges were impressed with the way this nomination addressed the integration of multiple manual handling risks in an innovative and highly transferable way. 

Commendation Boral – Dunnstown Quarry Product Bin Load Out Laser Guide 
A laser was installed on the front of the product bin to guide truck drivers so that material is centrally loaded into the trucks, improving truck road stability.

Environmental Innovation

Winner Hanson – Quarry Life Awards 
The Quarry Life Award is a biodiversity research competition whereby students conduct ecological research in Hanson quarries. 
The aim of the competition is to highlight the ecological value and potential of quarry sites. Hanson in Australia was a founding participant in the inaugural Quarry Life Award, an international competition organised by the Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group. 

The judges were impressed by the collaborative and ecosystem approach to demonstrating that quarrying and environmental management can be integrated. 

Commendation Boral – Striped Legless Lizard Salvage
A cheaper, quicker, more efficient, low harm method of salvaging the threatened Stripped Legless Lizards from soon to be cleared land adjacent to the Deer Park Quarry was developed. It includes fencing, laying out roof tiles, ripping of soil and excavation and was approved by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment under the EPBC Act.   

Thank you to the Construction Materials Industry Dinner sponsors for helping to make the event such a success. 

Major Sponsor – Isuzu Trucks  

Supporting Sponsors – Coffey, Crushing Equipment, Gordyn & Palmer, White Electrics and William Adams      

 For further information contact Suzy Mahney on (03) 9825 0200 or email