Congratulations to all of the national finalists and winners from WA who were recently recognised as the best in Australia at the 2022 NECA Awards!
Winner - Peri Peri Electrical | Setting the safety standards for solar installations
Rooftop solar work can be high risk and Peri Peri Electrical is constantly assessing workplace risks and identifying the best way to maintain a zero lost time injury (LTI) and medical treatment injury (MTI) rate. As part of this endeavour, they have invested heavily in edge protection solutions, which are now used on every solar installation, while engineered safety mesh is being used on commercial properties to prevent falls through skylight roof sheets.
Investing in an edge protection system with its own trailer was a significant cost for the business, but it has sent a clear message to the team and their customers that Peri Peri Electrical genuinely cares about safety.
Winner - CDI Energy | Ginbata Micro Grid
This large-scale, solar energy storage system at Ginbata Airport, which services the Roy Hill Mine in the Pilbara, has reduced the airport’s reliance on diesel by 80% and cut carbon emissions by 150 tonnes, annually. The project is the first time that CDI Energy has delivered a large-scale energy storage system that incorporates their innovative Rapid Solar Module and double redundant power supply solution, and highlights their ability to manufacture innovative solar installations and energy storage products.
Winner - Emerson Johnston
Employed by Electrical Group Training and hosted by SMEC Power and Technology
Emerson has achieved what no other apprentice has in the history of NECA WA – winning first, second, third, and fourth year apprentice awards at a state level, and then the national fourth year apprentice award. What an achievement! Now a qualified tradesperson, we can't wait to see what Emerson achieves in the future!
Commendation - Insight Electrical Technology | Perth Central - Hames Sharley Project
When client Hames Sharley Architects identified an abandoned space as a possible new studio, they engaged IET for the complex electrical design, construct and fitout – which includes a soft wiring system that will allow the client to adapt the studio as their needs change. A new mall entry was created to access the previously unreachable upper floors, which now include a rooftop garden and function space.