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Linfox wins for best practice safety


Linfox was proudly awarded for its safety efforts at the 2023 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA).


The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of operators, organisations and individuals across the industry.

Linfox’s Safety, Health and Wellbeing Team deservedly won the AFIA Best Practice Safety Award, which recognises the most innovative and practical safety solutions on the road or in the workplace across transport and logistics.

Linfox’s award-winning initiatives included the 4Ds program, which focuses on empowering team members to call out Dumb, Difficult, Dangerous and Different activities in the workplace.

Image L-R: L-R: Senator Glenn Sterle; Linfox National Safety Manager, Sandie Holzigal; Linfox Safety Advisor, Michael Cramp; Gallagher Award Sponsor, Steve Rehklicki; Linfox ANZ Group Manager Safety Health and Wellbeing, Chris Wilks; Linfox Engagement and Innovation Manager Safety Health and Wellbeing, Annemarie Bertolli; AFIA Chair and VTA President, Mike Lean; Linfox President Corporate Services, Doug Fryer; and VTA CEO, Peter Anderson.


“It is such a delight to receive this industry recognition,” said Group Manager Safety, Health and Wellbeing Linfox, Chris Wilks.

“Our safety programs are a team effort, requiring site champions, leaders who endorse them, and team members who get involved.

“We will continue to create engaging, useful and easily accessible safety initiatives for our teams.”

Linfox was also strongly nominated and represented across several other categories:

Well done to all Linfox finalists across the categories including Linfox National Continuous Improvement Manager (Resources and Industrial) Robert Meaney, and Linfox National Safety Manager (Intermodal) Rose Dickson for the Best Practice Safety Award; Linfox Senior Manager HR Business Kim Van der Poel, and Linfox Program Manager (ADIT) Toni Keegan for the Female Leadership Award; and Linfox Ambient Network Manager Coles NDC/RDC (Retail) Alex El Bazouni for the Young Achiever Award.

Congratulations to all Linfox nominees for their outstanding achievements across respective categories, including Alfia Coco, Jody Kaminski, Mallory Tucker, Michelle Katebi, Michelle Slevin and Susan De Laroche for the Female Leadership Award; Joshua Mantello, Joshua Sassella and Simone Coulin for the Young Achiever Award, and Tahmid Yusuf for the Application of Technology Award.

Thank you to all Linfox team members – these accolades proudly showcase the people that support Linfox to be Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted logistics partner.

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