Company runs ‘finish strong’ campaign to make roads safer


A ROAD safety campaign in underway in Lihir island, New Ireland, to educate the people about road safety rules.
The campaign is run by HBS (Hire Buy Sell), a company contracted to Newcrest-Lihir.
A statement from Newcrest said the company had implemented a 90-day “countdown finish strong campaign” in September to wrap up the construction of the road from Putput to Palie.
The objectives of the campaign were to build a team which would work together in achieving results, promote collective engagements and participation in safety, encourage positive recognition and motivation and achieve zero harm at the workplace so employees could return home as safety heroes to their families.
HBS hopes the campaign will encourage a strong safety culture in the workforce and among people using roads.
The campaign also supports Newcrest’s anti-violence and behavioural change brand Trupla Man Trupla Meri aimed at empowering the workforce and the Lihir community to maintain a culture of happy homes and safe productive workplaces.
HBS project manager Stephen Dalton said the safety legacy project record will remain in the hearts and minds of everyone involved in the project.
“The campaign is driving this message to enforce that safety is the heart of the 18-kilometre road project which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018,” he said.
A total of 13 teams including 12 from HBS and a sub-contractor team comprising employees from Tasio Contracting, Kalo Truck Hire and Apu Donte, are participating in the campaign.