October 3rd, 2017
Reward for Safety Focus
Sue Allkins has been honoured for her work to improve workplace health and safety in Queensland with an Outstanding Individual Contribution Award in the 2017 SIS Awards.
Since joining MSS Security’s Queensland team as HSE Coordinator in 2014, Sue has significantly improved the procedures, policies and training used to ensure the safety of our employees while they are at work.
Just a few of her many initiatives have been:
- Reviews of pre-employment medicals to best match candidates to roles and minimise the risk of potential injuries.
- Supervisor training tools about risk assessment, Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), incident investigations and penalties related to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
- Comprehensive Toolbox Training for a range of topics, including active shooter awareness, drowsy driving and situational awareness.
- New SWMS for high-risk tasks, such driving vehicles, foot patrols, interactions with vehicles, stair patrols, plant room patrols and dealing with aggressive behaviour.
- Proactive rehabilitation practices, including independent medical examinations, to help employees return to work sooner.
Some of her ideas have even been adopted by other states.
Nick Samios, Executive General Manager Queensland and Strategic Medical and Rescue, presents Sue Allkins with her SIS Outstanding Individual Contribution Award.