NOJA Power Takes the Gold at 2017 Safe Work Awards
Queensland awards recognises NOJA Power’s commitment to health and wellbeing of its staff
Australian Switchgear Manufacturers NOJA Power is today celebrating the honour of winning first place in two categories at the Queensland 2017 Safe Work Awards. Faced with exemplary competition, NOJA Power’s dedication to the Health and Safety of both its employees and customers has been recognised with the greatest award in the state of Queensland.
NOJA Power was awarded first place in the categories of “Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative” and “Best Demonstrated Leadership in Work Health and Safety”.
“We are very proud of the health and safety program at NOJA Power with our motto ‘safety is important, health is your life,’” reports NOJA Power Group Managing Director Neil O’Sullivan. “Our program has achieved some amazing results not only in the area of safety of our employees but also through a focus on a safe working environment and most importantly the health of our employees with an extensive health program.”
The Brisbane based firm has been an early adopter of the ISO standard for Occupational Health and Safety (AS/NZS 4801:2001 & OHSAS 18001:2007), curated and managed by Quality Manager Dr Rabiul Alam. This OH&S Policy is supported by the Health and Wellbeing Program, providing a holistic deployment of the vision for life at NOJA Power.
NOJA Power’s Health and Wellbeing initiative includes free daily fruit for staff, annual free doctor check-up, lectures on healthy lifestyle, and even showers for those who choose to commute to work by walking or cycling.
The Brisbane manufacturer today employs some 200 staff across varied disciplines and professions, from production craftspeople through to professional engineers and accounts/finance.
From Left To Right: Sam Griffiths (Testing Officer/NOJA Power), Dr Rabiul Alam (Quality and Safety Manager/NOJA Power), Shane Webke (Queensland's Safety Ambassador), Hon. Grace Grace (Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations), Zhihao Guo (Electrical & Mechanical Engineer/NOJA Power) and Ron Gordon (Warehouse Manager/NOJA Power) pose for picture after the Safe Work Awards and Return to Work Awards ceremony.
NOJA Power believes that good health begins with a good environment. The green branding is no accident, as the company believes in engineering environmentally responsible switchgear to replace old polluting technology. Through their engineering mission, NOJA Power has successfully designed products which eliminate the need for Sulphur Hexafluoride, a chemical commonly deployed in older switchgear with over 22,000 times the greenhouse impact of Carbon Dioxide.
The company holds an ISO certificate for compliance to the ISO Environmental Policy ISO 14001:2015.
The NOJA Power product suite also includes their patented safety technology in its Arc Fault Vent, guaranteeing the safety of operators and the general public.
Safety and Environmental policy is not confined only to its products; NOJA Power maintains an active policy of eliminating safety risks and maintaining a clean working environment for its employees.
Former Queensland Rugby League star and current Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke was present at the awards ceremony, and commented “Neil [O’Sullivan] is a great leader in health and safety.” Shane had previously visited the NOJA Power facility as part of the ongoing Health and Wellbeing program.
To learn more about NOJA Power and the work they do, visit www.nojapower.com.au
By Martin van der Linde – Marketing Manager NOJA Power