icare awards TMF risk management top performers

Recognition for state’s standout risk management performers

icare awards TMF risk management top performers

Insurance News

By Mina Martin

Treasury Managed Fund (TMF) agencies and partnering service providers across the NSW government sector, who have set the highest benchmark for workforce risk management, have received awards from icare at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

icare CEO Vivek Bhatia said the icare TMF Awards for Excellence in Risk Management have become a major occasion for government agencies to share their experience and learnings in both preventive and post-incident risk management.

Commenting on the winners of this year’s icare TMF Awards, Bhatia said: “Each of our winners are role models in the public and private sector for implementing leading edge ideas in workplace injury prevention and safety strategies by pioneering new systems, processes, and design. I congratulate them for the leadership they have shown.”

“Stellar examples like the winner of the icare TMF Award for Innovation Process, the Sydney Local Health District’s (LHD) fire identification simulation training centre, show how risk management in NSW is being transformed,” he added. “The project was devised in response to the 2011 Quaker’s Hill nursing home fire and exposes staff to life-like disaster experiences, while delivering hands-on training.”

NSW Health employees and agencies stole the limelight at the 2016 icare TMF Awards, nabbing five of the six categories, and partnering with People’s Choice Award winner NSW Department of Education.

Elizabeth Koff, NSW secretary of health and winner of the 2012 TMF Award for Risk Leadership, said NSW Health devotes itself to using innovation to improve workplace safety.

“NSW Health has been proactively driving risk-aware workplace cultures while introducing innovative ways of protecting the valuable people and assets in our healthcare sector and the community it serves,” she said.

“Workplace safety is an essential part of delivering the best service possible to the people of NSW and it is pleasing to see our efforts acknowledged at the icare TMF Awards.” 

The winners of the 2016 TMF Awards are as follows:

Individual Achievement in Return-to-Work         
  • Janet Barry, NSW Health Pathology
Framework & Systems
  • Corrective Services together with Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network for Smoke Free Correctional Centre Project
  • NSW Health partnering with EML and University of Sydney for The Work Injury Screening and Early Intervention (WISE) Study
Highly Commended:
  • NSW Department of Education for First Aid in NSW Public Schools: A comprehensive risk management and organisational approach
Innovation Process
  • Sydney Local Health District for SLHD Fire Identification Simulation Training Centre - Real emergency response
Highly Commended:
  • NSW Police Force partnering with EML for Moving better together – NSW Police Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Model
Innovation Design
  • Fire & Rescue NSW partnering with EML and Black Dog Institute for Proactive and Early Intervention Approach to PTSD
  • Sydney Local Health District for The Pitch - removing red tape, empowering staff, and driving a culture of innovation
Innovation Reporting & Risk Intelligence
  • Sydney Local Health District for STARS - SLHD Targeted Activity & Reporting System
People’s Choice
  • NSW Department of Education partnering with Ministry of Health & Headspace School Support for Responding to Student Suicide: A Support Program for Schools

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