Transdev wins safety award

Transdev Queensland has won an award for Best Workplace Health and Safety Training Program

Transdev wins safety award
Colin Jennings and Mark Paterson accept Transdev Queensland and Transdev Australasia awards from the National Safety Council of Australia

Brisbane-based Transdev Queensland (TDQ) has won the National Safety Council of Australia’s National Award for Best Workplace Health and Safety Training Program.

TDQ took out the award from over 150 nominations from around Australia, as announced at the National Safety Awards of Excellence held in Sydney this week.

TDQ Managing Director Colin Jennings says they are thrilled to be acknowledged nationally for the investment in quality safety training for our staff. 

"It acknowledges Transdev’s outstanding safety record," he says.

"In fact, we have seen measurable drops in safety related incidents, staff absenteeism and accidents since investing in an integrated program of intensive driver safety training."

TDQ People and Culture Manager Maxine Hurst says the operator’s expanded 17 day training program for new bus drivers is integral to the success of the business, and is unprecedented in the industry.   

"We have people telling us that they apply for jobs with us because they’ve heard about how Transdev invests in staff training and has a strong culture of safety."

TDQ’s parent company Transdev Australasia was Highly Commended for Best Communication of a Safety Message at the NSCA Awards, and also won the overall award for excellence in Workplace Health and Safety, the Pinnacle Award (for safety communications).

"This award reflects on the quality of all our staff and their commitment to safety, which we live and breathe at Transdev on a daily basis.  I would like to thank all our people for continuing to put safety and the care of our customers at the heart of all they do," says Jennings.

TDQ prides itself on safely transporting more than 3 million people every year in Brisbane and the Redlands, including 91 TransLink services.

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