When it comes to ensuring safety on our roads and in the workplace, Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport are all about going the extra mile, an effort rewarded at the 2019 Hunter Safety Awards.

Dedicated to providing a broad range of logistics services, including full end-to-end solutions, over-dimensional transport, heavy haulage, specialised projects and time critical services, the implementation of a Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system is crucial to their every-day operation.

At the core of their family owned business, safety has always been their number one priority.

Each member of staff, no matter their role, understands and respects the value and importance of having a WHS management system that works. Its implementation ensures the team, clients, suppliers and community will complete their duties and return home to their family, without injury or damage to any equipment.

With extensive industry experience, their adaptable solutions that maximises business growth, reduces environmental impact and exercises safety is why they were a standout at this years’ Hunter Safety Awards.

Taking out the award for Best WHS System (SME) is their first win at the Hunter Safety Awards but joins a shelf of accolades to make up three major wins for their business since 2017.

“Being such a small business, we were certainly not expecting to take out the Hunter Safety Award for the Best WHS System (SME),” said Leonie Carter, Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Company Secretary.

“We have invested heavily and worked extremely hard to ensure that we not only meet our obligations under WHS but exceed them and go the extra mile to ensure the safety, health and welfare of every member of our team.”

With every intention of nominating again in 2020 to take out Best WHS Management System (SME), as well as shoot for the prestigious gold helmet, we asked Leonie how they planned to continue promoting WHS in their industry. 

“The public perception of the transport industry is not always good,” Leonie said. “This generally stems from lack of knowledge and understanding of the operation of the industry and the significant hazards and risks faced on a daily basis.”

“In an effort to improve public perception of the heavy vehicle industry, the Newcastle Hunter Road Transport Awareness Group holds an annual Transport Awareness Day.”

“Carter Heavy Haulage’s company Directors are on the Road Transport Awareness Group Executive Committee and take the time each year to make the event a reality.”

“We strive to ensure the day is both entertaining and informative for industry members and the general public and make it a fun filled family orientated day.”

Carter Heavy Haulage’s involvement also includes being active members of the Hunter Freight Group and being the hosts of local safety information seminars for contractors.

CLICK HERE to enter the 2020 Hunter Safety Awards.