Qenos – Australia’s sole manufacturer of polyethylene and polymers – recently held their industry-focused ‘Safety, Health and Environment Seminar’, meeting with key customers and peers to discuss and collaborate on maintaining SHE best practices in a variety of industries.
As one of Australia’s biggest supply chains – contributing over $1 billion to the Australian manufacturing – Qenos works with industry partners to provide the latest expert advice, education and support across the areas of operational safety and environmental protection.
With an eye on innovation, Qenos’ close partnerships with key customers and industry bodies are contributing practical outcomes to businesses in terms of safety, environmental, and business performances.
“Our industry is changing and so are we. There are a number of key elements – such as leadership, relationships and knowledge sharing – that have helped Qenos build up a continuous SHE improvement culture. We are pleased to be able to share this accumulated knowledge with our customers and peers within the industry” says Rob Berton, Qenos’ Safety, Health and Environment Manager.
Qenos representatives also gave attendees practical examples of best practice SHE processes. Qenos’ Botany Product Manager, Magdy Rizk presented to the group on tackling the key issue of Manual Handling from a Qenos perspective, expanding up on several manual handling risk reduction case studies where manual handling risks and safety issues were identified, ideas generated to address these issues, and the resultant improvements to overall safety.
According to PACIA (Plastic and Chemicals Industry Australia), the plastics and chemicals sector is the second largest manufacturing industry in Australia, providing an industry value-add of $11.6 billion. With Australia currently hosting over 109 industries, there is an ongoing need for highly skilled SHE professionals to operate plants, drive productivity and develop and support health and safety best practices.
Qenos’ focus on collaboration and nurturing skilled and educated SHE professionals across the plastic and chemical industries is a strong indicator of their investment in SHE, with the group calling for ongoing registrations to these tailored seminars.
GM Strategy & Finance at Qenos, Damian Toohey, explains the manufacturing groups focus: “With our links to Australian resources and contribution to Australian manufacturing, Qenos is invested in developing the very best SHE practices in the world”.
Qenos’ SHE seminar program is calling for any organisations interested in attending to get in touch with their SHE team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Qenos, go to www.qenos.com