Three awards to City of Cockburn for work safety, active transport

Scott Hunt and Jillian Woolmer.
Scott Hunt and Jillian Woolmer.

TWO City of Cockburn employees have been recognised for their dedication to work safety and active transport with state-wide awards.

Cockburn TravelSmart officer Jillian Woolmer won the Local Government Champion award at the 2018 Your Move Awards for her work getting people to use their cars less and instead use healthier and greener means to get them to their destination.

“It was wonderful to be acknowledged by my peers and gain recognition for my efforts over the years,” she said.

“I feel lucky to have found my current dream job where my passion for active transport is appreciated and I am able to make a difference and help more people be able to walk, ride or use public transport.”

The City also took home the Local Government Innovate award for their Moon Deck glow bike path at Coogee.

Cockburn Waste Delivery officer Scott Hunt took out the Safety and Health Representative of the Year award at the 2018 WA Work Safety Awards.

Mr Hunt said he was honoured to win the award, which recognised outstanding workplace safety and health management as well as innovative ideas that can reduce the risk of workplace injury and illness.

“I wanted to demonstrate the importance of reporting hazards and near misses by leading from the front, so that we can all understand and prevent the danger in the challenges our employees face every day,” he said.

“Staying healthy and injury free is a part of a happy life and becoming a safety rep provided me with a means to help others stay safe.”