Employees at Kogan Creek

National recognition for safety cultural program

11 Sep 2019

CS Energy’s partnership with Sentis on the CODE safety cultural improvement program has been named as a finalist in the 2019 Workplace Excellence Awards.

The awards showcase best practice organisational psychology and are presented by the Australian Psychological Society. 

CS Energy and Sentis share joint honours as one of four finalists in the Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing category, with winners to be announced in Melbourne on 31 October.

CS Energy engaged Sentis in 2017 to implement a safety cultural improvement program at our power station sites and Brisbane corporate office.

Known as CODE (Culture, Ownership, Drive, Energy), the program was rolled out to all employees and long-term contractors. 

CODE applied behavioural safety to drive genuine and sustainable change in safety culture and performance.

In the two years since the introduction of CODE, CS Energy has seen significant improvements in its safety culture and performance, including:

  • The lowest Total Case Recordable Frequency Rate (3.35) and All Injury Frequency Rate (31.8) in CS Energy’s history.
  • Significant improvement in safety behaviours and attitudes across the business, as measured by an independent safety culture survey conducted in 2019. 
  • A 20 per cent reduction in WorkCover Premium expenses. 

CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said CODE resonated with CS Energy’s workforce because it linked an individual’s health and safety at work with their life experiences.

"CODE has equipped our people with the skills and tools to make safer choices every day,” Mr Bills said. 

“Two years on, CODE remains a really important tool for CS Energy and we look forward to continuing to work with Sentis to further embed the program across the business.”