Industry innovation recognised at the Queensland Generator Safety Forum Awards 2021

26 May 2021

The Queensland Generator Safety Forum’s (QGSF) Health and Safety Innovation Awards were held in Brisbane on 29 April 2021. The QGSF is a representative group that is focused on improving health and safety throughout the energy industry by fostering collaboration.

The awards are designed to recognise and share the pioneering contributions both teams and individuals make in improving health and safety in the industry.

Living true to Stanwell’s values of, ‘we care, we adapt, and we deliver’, our people work hard to ensure they continuously strive to achieve zero harm.

In 2021, Tarong power stations Civil Engineer, Tony Brockhurst, received the individual innovation award, recognising the project ‘Hot Pond Dry Dock’.

Tony developed the Hot Pond, Dry Dock solution in collaboration with David Stewart of Stewart Concrete Cutting Services. Together they created an innovative method that enabled the safe replacement of the baulk supports, while continuing to operate the cooling towers at Tarong Power Station. Without the development of the dry dock, it would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, to safely remove and replace the baulk supports, ensuring secure isolation.

Congratulations to Tony and all those involved in identifying, responding and implementing these innovative safety initiatives.