2010 Australian Industry Group Annual Dinner

2010 Australian Industry Group Annual Dinner

K&R Fabrications was once again recognised as an industry leader at the Illawarra Regional Australian Industry Group Annual Dinner in both areas of safety and training.

2010 was the fourth year the Ai Group's Illawarra Industry Council has presented its Safety Recognition awards and K&R was a recipient for its safety performance.

This award comes after being the only company to receive Highly Commended in Recognition of Excellence in Safety Performance in 2009 and one of only two in 2008.

Companies were assessed on lag indicators, such as Lost Time and Medical Treated Injury Frequency Rates, as well as the ratio of incidents/near miss to reported injuries. Criteria also included a look at the organisation's safety systems, comprising factors such as responsibility for safety, employee engagement, hazard identification and incident investigation and management.

K&R Fabrications’ high standard of training was acknowledged a number of times throughout the evening, these include the following:

Chris Onley, finalist of the Apprentice of the Year and K&R as the only company that directly employs apprentices.

  • Guy Brooks, National Champion at World Skills, Welding
  • Michael Ashton, National Champion at World Skills, Steel Work Fabrication
  • Both Guy and Michael are representing Australia at the World Skills Olympics in London in 2011. To assist with the costs both were presented with cheques to assist with expenses, and enlighten the audience with the selection procedure for the team and their excitement in representing Australia.