2017 Andy Peppercorn Safety Award

Crothers Safety and Systems Manager, Brett Mainwaring, won the inaugral 2017 Andy Peppercorn Safety Award at the Master Builders Association End of Year Sundowner.

The prestigious award was named in honour of a former Master Builders board member and former Chairman of the Association's Safety Committee, the late Andy Peppercorn.  It was introduced to recognise individuals who are committed to delivering consistently high safety standards and demonstrating innovation and entrepreneurialism with respect to safety in the building and construction industry.

Brett Mainwaring epitomises everything Andy Peppercorn wanted to achieve through this award and demonstrated a fierce commitment to creating a culture of safe work practices on our sites.

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

“In all, Crothers Construction’s Management have demonstrated a good understanding of compliance with the Federal Safety Commissioner Audit Criteria. The level of implementation on the project was of a high standard with any evidence requested being provided without any hesitation.  Both Project Senior Management and Systems Manager involved in the audit all demonstrated a good understanding and application of the Crothers Construction Health and Safety Management System and were open to any opportunities to be able to improve their system raised by the Auditor.”

David Jenkin, Federal Safety Officer Auditor, 2016 

“Crothers have demonstrated a continued improvement to their WHS management – both from a systematic approach and from a distinct focus at a site level to ensuring that the system and legislative requirements are adequately met. While this is clearly driven through the Systems Manager and his support staff, the commitment of the organisation to this improvement appears to be solid.”

Brett Jones, Federal Safety Officer Auditor, 2015 

SAI Global

“There is clear evidence to show that Crothers Construction has been managing compliance to the standards through continually improving its systems on an incremental basis. Over the past 3 years issues identified from external and internal sources are dealt with in a timely manner.  Effectiveness of corrective actions taken is reviewed as part of their continual improvement process.”

Matthew Inman, Lead Auditor, 2016 

“This Occupational Health and Safety Management System has continued to mature under the stewardship of the Systems Manager. The Continual Improvement Record System remains in place for addressing issues which require corrective action.  Audits and inspections continue to identify issues which require attention / correction.”

Scott Cowell, Lead Auditor, 2015