CILTA National Awards

CILTA National T&L Industry Excellence Awards 2013

The 2013 National T&L Industry Excellence Awards Presentation was hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) on Saturday 26th October at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Parramatta, NSW in conjunction with the Men of League Cox Plate Day.

The 2013 National T&L Industry Excellence Awards recognised exceptional achievement on the part of individuals and organisations that are actively involved in the Passenger, Freight and Defence Transport or Logistics Industry.

Over 180 T&L professionals joined CILTA for a fabulous day to celebrate excellence in Transport and Logistics. Guests donned their races day attire, gorged on an amazing three course buffet, had a flutter on the horses and enjoyed the networking opportunity.    

CILTA would like to thank all our nominees for their high calibre of submissions and our judges for their time spent analysing each submission, this year’s judging was extremely close and in some cases nominees were only 1 point away from the winning spot.

A big thank you is also extended to our Event Sponsors – Mack Trucks, Telstra, Epicor and APS Group.

T&L Industry Excellence Award - Innovation

Winner: Queensland Rail
Queensland Rail has acquired 44 state of the art Desktop Simulators for the purpose of driver training in route competence, emergency management, safe working and the development of critical non-technical skills. The Desktop Simulators will be provided with 2000kms of high quality CGI footage of regional locations spanning from Cairns to South East Queensland. The acquisition of these simulators has allowed for advancements in training strategies, assessment techniques and driver development, while positively impacting on training costs, timeframes and driver outcomes.

T&L Industry Excellence Award - Safety

Winner: Aurizon Holdings Limited

In 2008 Aurizon launched a major safety improvement program which has been responsible for transformational change across the Company. The program focuses on employee engagement, training and leadership to build capability and ensure an absolute focus on safety across the workforce. This commitment to safety has delivered a major reduction in incidents and injuries. Between the financial years 2008-09 and 2012-13, there has been a 92% reduction in the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate* (to 0.95) and 89% reduction in Medically Treated Injury Frequency Rate* (to 4.90). Derailments and Signals Passed at Danger have also reduced dramatically. In addition, the safety program has created significant culture change amongst employees across the Company.
* These figures are per million man hours worked.

Highly Commended: KDR Victoria

T&L Industry Professional of the Year Award

Winner: Paul Kahlert

Paul Kahlert, General Manager of All Purpose Transport is a forward thinking industry champion. He is known for:
> Leading Queensland’s only true specialised transport company
> Having the most “qualified fleet” in Australia
> Being the first company to qualify his entire workforce at Certificate III and above
> Leading as a speaker, presenter and spokesperson for industry on youth engagement, migrant employment, gender diversity and education for industry

T&L Industry Young Professional Award

Winner: Jessica Paton

Jessica Paton is a registered psychologist employed within Train Service Delivery (TSD), Queensland Rail Operations. In addition to project managing the multimillion dollar acquisition of rail simulators for training and development, Jessica is also leading TSD’s SPAD management program. Here, she has initiated, developed and implemented an innovative program that incorporates both technical and non-technical skills critical for safe driving operations. Jessica’s development of a cognitive based coaching program has transformed the way rail incidents are managed within TSD, resulting in significantly improved driver outcomes. Other career highlights include the coordination of a multi-award winning wellbeing program within Queensland Rail.

Highly Commended: Becky Creighton and Shannon Ross

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