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Australian Vintage wins 2023 Work Health & Safety Excellence Award

Company News | September 2023

Australian Vintage has been named a winner of the 2023 Work Health & Safety (WHS) Excellence Awards. Presented on Thursday 14 September by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA), these awards recognise South Australian wine businesses who go over and above the fundamentals of work health and safety by demonstrating meaningful and substantial improvements.

The awards also recognise the critical role of individuals in health and safety, via a separate category for an individual Safety Champion, who is a role model to other employees.

In the Wine Business Safety Champion Category, Australian Vintage was recognised for its ‘Thinksafe Leadership Program’, a seven-part program that aims to build capability and empower staff to be leaders in safety. The program has resulted in a 40% reduction in the total injuries recorded across the company.

“These initiatives are examples of the South Australian wine industry’s excellent record in worker health and safety,” said Inca Lee, Chief Executive of SAWIA.

“We created these awards as we believe that businesses and individuals who manage risks effectively and strive to achieve a positive workplace safety culture should be celebrated.”

“The awards program also helps us to identify safety issues facing the Australian wine industry and community, so that we can find and share practical solutions to those issues.”