2012 Australian Industry Group Annual Dinner

Guy Brooks wins National Young Tradesperson of the Year

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.

2012 was the sixth year the Ai Group's Illawarra Industry Council has presented its Safety Recognition awards and K&R was a recipient for its safety performance.

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 throughout the evening. Broden Condran, 4th year apprentice in Engineering Fabrication Trade was a finalist in the Appreciate of the Years. Broden successfully completed in the Illawarra Regional WorldSkills, and continued on to participate in the National WorldSkills, this along with his active involvement in the Surf Lifesaving Movement were also highlighted during the event.

K&R Fabrications continued to be one of the only local companies to directly employee their own apprentices.