Visionstream’s Wireless Project team, consisting of the Ericsson nbn Fixed Wireless Roll out, Telstra Wireless and the NSW Telecommunications Authority Project, recorded 2.09 million staff hours without a lost time injury (LTI) as at the end of May and over 1.61 million staff hours without a medically treated injury (MTI). This record exceeds industry averages and highlights how the local Visionstream Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) coordinators work collaboratively with field staff, contractors and engineers to foster a strong safety culture.
“Most companies celebrate the milestone of a million staff hours LTI free, the fact that we have surpassed 2 million staff hours LTI free, plus over a million staff hours MTI free on a national construction project is a cause for great celebration” says David Wright, National SHEQ Manager – Wireless Projects, Communications Division, “These great results follow a concerted effort by our SHEQ personnel and leaders across Visionstream to educate our employees and subcontractors about work safety.”
The Wireless Projects team completes Greenfield builds and upgrades of telecommunication towers across Australia, in all states and most territories, including remote sites in the outback. Visionstream prioritises safety and strives to ensure all workers go home in the same condition they arrived at the start of their shift, no matter where they may be working and how tight the deadline. “The importance of working safely, and speaking up if something is not right, is part of the Visionstream safety culture and a message that is not lost on our people,” says Darren Shannon, Project Director – Wireless Projects, Communications Division.
For more information on Visionstream Wireless Projects, including the Ericsson Fixed Wireless Project and the Optus Wireless Project, please visit http://www.visionstream.com.au/projects/.