Graeme Goldberg, Vice President Operations, Stamford Hotels and Resorts, has won the 2001 WorkCover Corporation Safe Work Award on behalf of Stamford's two Adelaide properties – Stamford Plaza in North Tererace and Stamford Grand on the beach at Glenelg.
This is the first time an hotelier has won the award, which commonly goes to mining company executives.
Stamford Hotels have realised measurable results on both safety and financial levels, from our initiatives in workplace safety and occupational health.
Specifically at Stamford's two Adelaide hotels, the challenge is managing 750 staff, several hundred thousand guests per year, and a 24 hour operation.Safety management was reviewed across the board including housekeeping, food and beverage, kitchen, reception, maintenance and security.
So successful were the initiatives taken that they are now being integrated into Stamford Hotels and Resorts
' six five star properties in New South Wales, which Mr Goldberg
now has responsibility for.
"Quite simply, if we do not measure up in terms of occupational health and safety, we won't continue to attract the right staff who make the hotels a dynamic place for all our clients" said Mr Goldberg