The award, one of 11 that are presented annually, was for the way the company responded to a near-miss.
In the words of the award presentation announcment: “The company responded to a near-miss. event involving the transport of steel pipe casings, by leading a collaboration with clients to re-evaluate the procedures for the safe handling of casings. The result was a revised handling procedure which has improved safety and been well received in trials.”
The awards are judged by a panel of five representing the Department of Labour, ACC, New Zealand council of trade unions, Safeguard, and an industry health and safety practitioner.
McLeod Cranes, based in Mount Maunganui,Tauranga, with a branch in Taupo, was founded in 1995 is a family run and owned, with a fleet of cranes up to 170 tonnes.
The company said: “We are proud of our safety record and in 2006 we took on a full time structural engineer to give our customers further piece of mind that every significant lift is a planned lift to the highest level.”