Occupational Health and Safety Champions from the different regions within the Eden District Municipality were honoured with awards in order to encourage, recognise and celebrate their significant contribution made towards safety performances within the municipality.
These awards ceremonies took place respectively in Oudtshoorn, George and Riversdale. A buildup of great anticipation and excitement was evident as team members awaited the results of the judging panel. Floating trophies were handed out to the four winning teams in each region. This event is considered to be one of the highlights of the year among participating teams and is used by management to reinforce teamwork, build the moral of employees and to promote safety in the workplace.
The participating teams were:
1. Fire and Emergency Services
2. Environmental Health Practitioners
4. Administration and Stores Section
The criteria against which teams were judged are as follows:
– OHS legal compliance;
– OHS leadership
– Number of incidents within the team; and
– Contribution to improve OHS initiatives;
The winners of the respective regions are as follows: