In a special ceremony held in Savusavu, more than one hundred Fulton Hogan Hiways staff in the Northern Division celebrated 2 years Zero Harm days with FHH board members and executive managers.
The milestone achievement, a first for the company in Fiji, was achieved by FHH’s Northern teams from all Northern depots, at Savusavu, Natua in Seaqaqa, Taveuni and the Labasa office.
“I am really proud of this unbelievable achievement… it is a world class effort by the North team. This safety achievement surpasses many of their counterparts in Australia and New Zealand,” said FHH Chairman Bob Fulton.
The Chairman also reminded the employees, “You all have the right to stop work if you see that the work you are doing is not safe and you have the support of the board and the whole company for this.”
FHH General Manager, Mr Patrick Keenan, said that Zero Harm is a company-wide objective that aims to ensure that nobody ever goes home injured.
“This means that instead of aiming to minimize the number of workplace injuries, our objective is to eliminate them completely. To achieve over 730 days of Zero Harm endorses the strong emphasis of safety in all of our teams from the office, to the quarry, to the road and anywhere else our teams work” he said.
“Be proud of your achievements and make sure you take this safety culture home, take it and share it in your communities. I believe that our company is the bench mark for safety in Fiji and we would like to keep it that way. We hope FHH’s strong safety culture and this milestone achievement will motivate not only ourselves but the wider industry.”