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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2019

Quickway held a BBQ this morning for our employees working on the M4-M5 Link in support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

All the funds raised have gone towards helping the Cancer Council achieve its mission of a cancer free future. Quickway did it our way this May for our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to help make a big difference to those impacted by cancer. With many of our lads on the M4/M5 site gearing up for work, Quickway threw a BBQ with every dollar raised going to Cancer Council to help to support those impacted by cancer. Every dollar raised through an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea helps fund Cancer Council’s life-saving research, prevention, support programs, and information, with Cancer Council encouraging hosts to “Do it your way this May”

2019-07-30T00:21:29+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Community, Events|

Safety Employee of the Quarter

Quickway’s Safety of the Employee of the Quarter award goes to Michael Keena, who has co-managed a mixed team of subcontractors and Quickway employees to deliver the installation of LEPs, cross passages and CRCP within a challenging tunnel environment. The client has praised Michael’s professional manner, his ability to problem solve and deliver works to a high standard, and his commitment to safety on many occasions. Michael has communicated well on the project and built an excellent relationship with employees, clients and other contractors alike.

Congratulations to Michael!

2019-05-06T22:16:00+00:00April 11th, 2019|Awards, Health and Safety|

Civenex / SydneyBuild Expo

Quickway attended the Sydney Build Expo on the 14th and 15th of March 2019. Sydney Build features 15,000+ registered attendees, 150+ speakers, 250+ exhibitors, entertainment and networking.

Our director, Peter Wilkinson held two sessions to a packed room entitled “Latest digital marketing trends and untapped potentials in the construction industry” and “Leadership and Successful Infrastructure Project Outcomes”. Peter is responsible for Business Vision, Strategy, Culture and Market Position here at Quickway, and has years of knowledge and experience in business leadership within our industry in an advisory capacity, offering specialist leadership and coaching services to businesses in transportation, engineering and construction, industrials and professional service.

Additionally, some of our senior project managers, engineers and our traffic management team attended the event with particular interest in the Women in Construction Summit.

 

2019-05-06T22:11:12+00:00April 4th, 2019|Community|

Quickway Emergency Drill

Quickway safety in focus: We conducted an emergency drill on one of our major infrastructure projects, providing key training on the procedure to follow in the event of an injured worker requiring evacuation. The dummy was extracted from the deep works safely and securely, and the method was authorised by the client.

2019-05-06T22:10:35+00:00April 1st, 2019|Health and Safety|

The Big Meet

Quickway exhibited our undergraduate and graduate programs at The Big Meet. The event was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour with over 100 exhibitors and hundreds of undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the Sydney metropolitan region.

Our Senior Project Managers Jacobus Botha (Utilities Infrastructure) and Ian Wright (Transport Infrastructure) were there to answer any questions and do some networking with some potential future additions to our team!

 

NorthConnex Steel Fixing

At Quickway we’re proud of our diverse and safety conscious steel fixing crew who have earned a stellar reputation on NorthConnex.

LLBJV superintendent Mark Ingram said: “The crew are extremely hardworking and dedicated to the work that they do. It has been very beneficial having them as part of the team, as they perform a high risk job to a high standard.”

TeamSafety. Standards.

2019-05-06T22:09:20+00:00March 28th, 2019|Concrete Structures, Diversity and Inclusion, Tunnels|

International Women’s Day 2019

Construction is Australia’s most male-dominated industry; women make up 12% of the construction workforce: 14% of construction managers and professionals and just 1% of construction tradespeople.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to share the stories of some of the women of Quickway, and why we tip the scales with a workforce that is 25% female.

Meet Clare Strong:

 


Clare is our Project Administrator & Community Liaison Officer and has worked at Quickway almost one year. She comes from a strong background in local council and construction, amongst others.

“I would recommend a career in construction to the younger female generation, but you must like working in a fast-paced environment and working with a bunch of blokes. You’ve got to be able to stand on your own two feet and get on with the job.
There doesn’t seem to be a problem attracting woman to admin jobs in the industry but we definitely need to do more to attract and keep women in other areas of the industry.
We can we strive to strike a #BalanceforBetter by making women working in the industry more visible so that it’s seen as a viable career option. Women often fall into the industry, rather than making a career choice, but once here they love it. That’s how I got here.
Quickway is different because it makes you feel like you are an important member of the team and the people here know how to have a laugh while still getting the job done.”

Meet Kathy Diskin:

“My role within Quickway is the Traffic Manager. I have worked with Quickway since 2011. My career began while working as a Site Supervisor for the Traffic Department for 3 years from there I moved into the position of Traffic Coordinator and held this role for 3 years and finally progressing to my current role as Traffic Manager.

When I first moved to Australia, Traffic Control seemed to be the best option to take. I never imagined that it would lead to a full-time career but the opportunities that presented themselves within construction have been fantastic and got me where I am today.

I would recommend a career in construction to the younger female generation, definitely! Traditionally, the construction industry wasn’t on the radar for women but times are changing and there is so much potential in this industry for women to really make a fantastic career for themselves.

I think there has been a shift in the rate of hire of men vs women in the industry. Construction is male-dominated, but women are definitely making their mark from working onsite right up to management level.

I think the industry is continuously moving towards #BalanceforBetter but there is still a slight stigma attached where this can be improved. Obviously this will take time but I believe we are moving in the right direction.

Opportunities always present themselves within Quickway whether you are male or female. I believe that Quickway has the right attitude towards Women in Construction and the encouragement, feedback & guidance that we receive is something I think we are so lucky to have. We have a family style environment and everyone is always there to better each other and help achieve our goals. Genuinely, I couldn’t be happier working for Quickway.”

Meet Emma Armstrong:

 

“My name is Emma Armstrong. I have had the pleasure of working with Quickway for nearly 3 years. I first started off as a Traffic Controller – within 3 months I was offered an opportunity as a Team Leader. I graciously accepted this offer with open arms. Working with Quickway opens doors, they reward their employee’s for hard work, they recognise you as a person, regardless of what gender you are.

I chose construction as a career because of its flexibility. As a Mum of two it allows me to be there for my children. Quickway as a company recognises home, life and work balance.

I would 110% recommend construction to young females. It’s a brilliant industry to be involved in. I have found working within this industry to be empowering. It makes one take control of situations within a fast-paced environment. I feel that young women could greatly benefit personally from this.

I have noticed in the last number of years there has been a huge surge of women in the industry from all levels from management to ground level. Women are making the construction industry approachable for other young women.

I believe we should keep supporting one another, this in turn will deliver a #BalanceforBetter within the industry.

I feel with Quickway there’s always an open door, room to improve and move forward as a male or female. I am happy to work for a company that gives equal opportunities and works as a team, as well as one big happy family.”

2019-05-06T22:09:46+00:00March 13th, 2019|Community, Diversity and Inclusion|

Safety Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to Alex Cooper, who was presented with the Safety Employee of the Quarter award today at our Safety Awareness Forum for his handling of a challenging situation onsite.
A fellow worker started suffering sudden chest pains at work and collapsed. Thanks to Alex’s quick thinking and prompt action, the worker was taken to hospital and made a full recovery.
Alex checked his breathing and talked his colleague through the episode.
His commitment to the wellbeing of his co-workers demonstrates his dedication to site safety in an unpredictable work environment.

2019-03-13T21:31:20+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Community, Electrical, Health and Safety|

Safety Awareness Forum

Quickway marked the start of National Safe Work Month today with our very first Safety Awareness Forum at the ANZ Stadium.
We had presentations from members of our own team as well as key guest speakers – Paul Monaro discussed prevention and management of soft-tissue injury, Simonette Vaja spoke on mental health matters, and Dallas Adams blew us all away with his raw and tragic personal account on ‘Why Safety Matters’. The impact that an accident in the workplace can have is unimaginable and Dallas uses his own loss to reinforce the important message that : ‘A moment is all it takes’.

R U OK? Day

Quickway are acknowledging ‘R U OK Day’ with toolbox talks across all sites today and have put the ‘R U OK?’ message on all computers.
We encourage people to start a dialogue with anyone you think is struggling. Our vision is a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide.
‘Every Day is R U OK? Day’.
Sometimes conversations are too big for friends, family or colleagues, and this is where professional support is needed. Don’t hesitate to use our free Employee Assistance Programme for help when needed.