National Safety Committee

Committee membership

  • Rory Bracken (Chair), Fulton Hogan
  • Anthony Simmons, TMAA/Traffic Diversions Group
  • Bill Lansbury, TMR Queensland
  • Cameron Andrew, BildGroup
  • James Pennings, ALTUS Traffic
  • Kylie Fink, Ventia
  • Leigh Sporle, Dept of Transport VIC
  • Emma Stuart, Viva Energy
  • Peter Carbone, Boral
  • Shan Ruprai, COLAS
  • Shane Jackson, Transurban
  • Stuart Torpy, Wirtgen
  • Mark Piorkowski, AfPA – Convenor

The Committee exists to

  • assist continuous improvement across the flexible pavements industry in WHS practices and performance towards international best practice,
  • facilitate wide and rapid exchange of learning points, technology and skills across the industry,
  • elevate public recognition of and community commitment towards elimination of the unique exposures to work site safety risks and hazards that bituminous surfacing and maintenance employees face daily in their road worker roles,
  • encourage harmonisation of procedures and processes across state boundaries and
  • publicly demonstrate the improvements through portrayal of relevant measured performance indicators.

The function of the Committee is advisory to the Board and Members of the Association. The Committee does not hold executive capacity within the Association.

The Committee is chaired by an executive of a member organisation nominated by the AfPA Board or a member of the AfPA Board nominated from within their midst and supported by a nominated AfPA executive in the role of Convenor to the Committee.

Strategic Objectives 

As part of the AfPA strategic plan the strategic objective for health and safety is focused on:

Enabling and supporting industry to continuously improve the health and safety of our people and communities we serve.

Strategic Priorities

In alignment with the AfPA strategic plan the AfPA National Health and Safety Committee (NHSC) reviewed key challenges facing the industry and where focus needed to be to make our people and worksites safer, healthier places in the short term to make a difference. The NHSC identified 4 Key Themes for action:

  1. Separation of people and traffic
  2. Separation of people and plant
  3. RCS, silica and dust management
  4. Workplace Mental Health.

The NHSC considered each of these themes against:

  • Our Desired State (5yrs)
  • Key Gaps between current and desired state
  • Priority Actions Required to close the gaps (12-24 months)

These are articulated in the 2022 NHSC Priorities Strategies and Actions document.

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