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WHS Award Recognition for Innovation at Millicent Saleyards

3 December 2015

Wattle Range Council have received recognition from the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme (LGAWCS) for innovation in risk management following the development of a purpose built cattle-branding raceway at the Millicent Saleyards.

Council were presented with the Major Award for Best Practice in Work Health and Safety for the solution developed to protect both workers and cattle from injury through direct interaction in the paint branding process.

“Council’s risk reporting, monitoring and observation processes identified what was a high risk activity at the Saleyards facility and an appropriate solution was developed by Council’s Saleyards Manager, Andrew Robinson” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter Harriott said. “The new raceway has proven to not only be safer, but more efficient than the previous method of branding cattle” he added. “It is positive to see Council being rewarded in their steps to create a safer working environment for both employees and contractors”.

The Award, announced at the 2015 LGA Conference dinner in Adelaide, was accepted on behalf of Council by Deputy Mayor, Rob Dycer and included a $15,000 prize.


For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple – Director Development Services
Email:                      swc@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0900 or 0427 946 783


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