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CMRI Takes Out Work, Health and Safety Award

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was recognised for its work in creating a safe and healthy environment for its staff, after taking out The Excellence in Work, Health and Safety award at the 26th Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) on Friday 19th August.

In front of almost 500 guests at the WaterView Bi-Centennial Park, CMRI staff members, Darryn Capes-Davis, Amanda Capes-Davis, Kirsten Steiner and Scott Cohen, accepted the award on behalf of CMRI, which was one of four finalists for the award. 

“When we think about Work Health and Safety we think of continuous Improvement. The institute's WHS is a rolling plan with new initiatives being added all the time based on feedback and safety incident review. We pride ourselves on efficient and effective process and communication that drives great opportunity to implement innovative improvements,” Darryn Capes-Davis told a packed room.

Upon applying for this award, CMRI outlined its work health and safety processes, explaining its practices for accessing Incident Report Forms, its electronic sign-in system for workers and visitors, and safety training seminars in which workers are required to attend.

Master of Ceremonies, SBS World News presenter, Ricardo Goncalves, kicked off the evening with prize giveaways. NSW Treasurer, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, gave an overview of Western Sydney as a key business hub, while Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Western Sydney, The Hon Luke Foley MP, shared his insights of small business and the importance of innovation.

CMRI was awarded $2,000 from the award sponsor Australia Work, Health and Safety.

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