Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) has been honoured with a prestigious accolade from the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) at the 2023 Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards.
MRPV was awarded the Best WHS Learning & Professional Development Program for their Civil Construction Safety Cadetship Program, which is reshaping the future of safety professionals in the Construction industry, a project LDN’s Safety Dimensions is proud to partner on.
The AIHS Workplace Health & Safety Awards recognise organisations and individuals who demonstrate excellence and innovation in the field of Workplace Health & Safety nationally.
About MRPV’s Civil Construction Safety Cadetship Program
As part of Victoria’s Big Build, MRPV oversees the delivery of major road projects around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
One of the foremost challenges the Construction industry faces is the shortage of qualified safety professionals. In an industry where safety is paramount and the demand for safety experts continues to outpace supply, investing in the next generation of safety professionals through initiatives like MRPV’s Civil Construction Safety Cadetship Program is critical in ensuring that workplaces remain safe and secure.
MRPV’s visionary program was strategically designed to attract fresh talent and cultivate a sustainable workforce of emerging safety experts.
At the heart of this two-year cadetship is a customised curriculum that equips cadets with Nationally accredited qualifications, including the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, all designed, delivered, and managed by Safety Dimensions.
Upon hearing of the accolade, LDN’s CEO Melissa Williams said,
“MRPV has invested in equipping the construction industry with qualified and skilled safety professionals for years to come. This selfless approach, where small and large companies have the opportunity to nominate candidates to join the yearly intake of cadets, is a one-of-a-kind.
LDN is proud to be associated with this innovative solution to our labour shortage and looks forward to supporting the current cadets in the new intake in 2024.”
LDN and Safety Dimensions congratulates MRPV’s Safety & Wellbeing team on this well-deserved recognition and hopes their success inspires other organisations to invest in the development of the safety professionals of tomorrow.