These are employees who have made an impression for their dedication to our Zero Harm culture.
These employees are invited to put forward their nominations through New Zealand's employee engagement channels, such as the intranet.
In June 2017, the Safety Heroes awards were given to members of the Transpower Facilities Management Team. This team looks after the buildings, ground and fences for the Transpower contract, working across the South Island of New Zealand. This team reported zero injuries in 2017.
The Transpower Facilities Management Team are Safety Heroes because of the extensive planning that goes into their work, the extreme caution they exercise and their ability to collaborate as a team, across all levels of seniority.
There are often a number of hazards they need to be aware of as they can work in some particularly difficult environments, including in regionally remote areas and high voltage switch yards. Their efforts have also received praise and recognition from Transpower.
The Transpower team is just one example of many Safety Heroes across New Zealand as well as Australia. Safety, or 'Zero Harm' is at the heart of everything Downer does and is critical to the success of the Company.