FYFE wins major industry safety award

Safety is paramount for national consultancy Fyfe.

At any one time, a large percentage of Fyfe’s 500-strong workforce, including surveyors, field assistants, engineers, drafters, environmental scientists and ecologists is working on major infrastructure projects in some of Australia’s harshest conditions.

An impeccable record has now earned the firm Australia’s top pipeline industry safety award.

Fyfe has been awarded the 2014 Australian Pipeline Industry Association Safety Award – the first time the highly competitive award has been won by a consultancy.

The award recognises Fyfe’s robust safety system and the performance of its staff.

“This award is widely regarded within the industry and has previously been won by some of the largest pipeline owners and contractors in the country,” Fyfe’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Dayman said.

“This is a great vote of confidence in the stringent safety procedures, training and reporting systems we have in place at Fyfe.

“Our workforce operates in remote regions on major pipeline projects.

“Our safety system helps mitigate the risks in working in varying conditions such as extreme heat, flooding or where large equipment is in use.

“The safety of all our staff is our top priority – it cannot be compromised.”
For nine of the past 10 years, Fyfe has reported a lost time incident frequency rate (LTIFR) of zero.

During the past three years, Fyfe has been involved with the installation and maintenance of pipelines and facilities in the Cooper Basin, Kenya, Roma, Brisbane, Darwin and Longford.

Fyfe employees have spent in excess of 200,000 hours per year in the field with minimal injuries or illness.

In making the award, judges commended Fyfe for having a consistently excellent safety performance across the whole company driven by a strong safety culture developed by the Fyfe leadership.

“We are proud of our strong safety record but always looking at ways to improve,” Mr Dayman said.

“This involves working closely with our staff to continuously identify ways in which we can work safer.”

Fyfe, based in Adelaide, has a workforce of more than 500 and offices in all mainland States of Australia.

It offers specialised engineering, planning, surveying and environmental services