Charles Sturt awarded for workplace health and safety

23 JULY 2019

Charles Sturt  awarded for workplace health and safety

Charles Sturt Campus Services Limited wins Golden Crow Award for Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety.

  • Charles Sturt Campus Services Limited wins Golden Crow Award for Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Charles Sturt in Orange has been without injury for seven years, while other campuses are injury-free for three years on average
  • Campus Services covers six campuses and has more than 150 staff

A declining rate of injuries made Charles Sturt University’s (Charles Sturt) Campus Services Limited a clear choice for the 2019 Golden Crow Award for Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety.

Charles Sturt Campus Services Limited employs more than 150 staff members who provide cleaning, laundry, maintenance and driving services across six campuses.

Staff at Charles Sturt in Orange have been seven years without injury while the rest of the campuses are an average of three years injury-free. Campus Services Limited general manager Mr Martin Dooner said, “A good safety culture doesn’t just happen by accident”.

“The areas that we work in are considered high risk, but we buck the trend in terms of injuries, and injuries have been declining.”

Mr Dooner said they have a good workplace culture, work with CSU Green to encourage the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and focus on maintaining health and safety management systems and safety accreditations.

The company, controlled by the University, was recognised at the Wagga Business Chamber’s Golden Crow Awards, beating four others in the category, which was sponsored by SafeWorkNSW.

“It felt like recognition for the team doing a good job,” Mr Dooner said.

“I felt a bit of pride knowing that.”

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Martin Dooner, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on 6933 2027 or news@csu.edu.au.

Photo: Charles Sturt Campus Service Limited general manager Martin Dooner with a representative from SafeWorkNSW at the Golden Crow Awards. Picture: Jackie Cooper from Jack of Hearts Studio.

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