HVIA’s Safety Innovation Award is a dual-stream award that recognises members who have either:
- implemented a new product or system in their workplace, which has made that site or their business safer or
- designed or manufactured a piece of equipment, component, technology or another safety solution that makes the heavy vehicle industry safer.
The 2022 HVIA Safety Innovation Award, was presented to Scania Australia for their “Securing the Future of Workshop Safety” program which ensures employees have a safe work system when interacting with electric vehicles.
Nominations for the 2023 HVIA National Awards close Friday 25 August 2023.
Pictured: The Hon. Scott Buchholz MP presents Scania Australia MD Manfred Streit with the HVIA Safety Innovation Award
Safety Innovation Award
Securing the Future of Workshop Safety
by Scania Australia
Scania’s Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) Safety Management System (SMS) ensures employees have a safe work system when interacting with electric vehicles. Scania’s BEV safety structure details responsibilities against each staffing level within Scania Australia.
The Judges loved the forward-thinking approach to an emerging issue, which included a comprehensive safety management system, staff training, Safety Operating Procedures, and the investment in specific tools rated against electric shock, signs and barricades to protect BEV work, specific PPE including gloves, face shields, glasses and uniforms to protect the worker.
Scania has invested in mobile gantries to permit safe access to the batteries and electrical isolation points on the roof of Scania BEV buses, which protect the employee from falling from a height, and which have been designed and manufactured to protect against electric shock.
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