PROSPECT AWARDS' SAFETY ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Fenner’s General Manager of Safety, Training & Technical, Vicki Wust, was awarded Australian Mining’s ‘Safety Advocate of the Year’ Award at the Prospect Awards 2022.
Each year the Australian Mining Prospect Awards recognise and reward excellence across the Australian mining industry. The evening showcases the best operations, projects, and innovations developed by mining and METS companies, ensuring outstanding individual and team performances are recognised.
Fenner was a finalist in two categories this year: Excellence in IIoT Application and Safety Advocate of the Year, sponsored by Flexco.
In the Excellence in IIoT category, Fenner was recognised for its iBelt solution, which transforms conveyor maintenance processes to monitor, plan and access predictions in real-time both on and off site to boost productivity.
Fenner’s General Manager of Safety, Training & Technical, Vicki Wust, was recognised in the category of Safety Advocate of the year, following the implementation a list of safety initiatives in its pursuit of total safety for its employees. As industry regulations hone in on weaknesses in health and safety, this is a distinguished award to win.
Wust was successful in her category, taking home title of Safety Advocate of the Year 2021.
Vicki Wust was honoured with the Safety Advocate award, acknowledging the win was not just for her, but the whole Fenner team.
“It is such an honour to win this award, but it isn’t just for me, but for everyone in the team because we can’t change the safety culture in Fenner if it’s not from the ground up all the way to the director level,” Wust told Australian Mining.
“The support that everyone has had in order to improve our safety culture has come from a lot of hard work.”
The backbone to Wust’s safety strategy is to adopt a universal approach that spans throughout the company’s workforce and is designed to encourage everyone to play a part.
“Congratulations Vicki and the entire Safety and Service Teams on being awarded Australian Mining’s Safety Advocate of the Year. This a positive reflection of the behaviours of our team and the strength of our leadership,” commented Executive Director, David Landgren.
Fenner recognises the broader Technology and Safety teams that supported the work associated with these finalist awards.
Fenner also congratulates all finalists of the Prospect Awards 2022. The outstanding team and individual contributions reflect the innovative dexerity of Australia’s mining industry.