Safety milestone achieved for Cleanaway’s Innisfail depot

The milestone equates to almost 22 years without a medical treatment or lost time injury

Our People

December 20, 2021


Cleanaway’s Innisfail depot in Queensland achieved the incredible milestone of 8,000 days recordable injury-free recently.

The milestone, which equates to almost 22 years without a medical treatment or lost time injury, was recognised with a presentation by Cleanaway General Manager Solid Waste Services Queensland, David Wheeley, to the depot’s Leading Hand, Doug Crocker.

The presentation was made in front of representatives of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC), for which Cleanaway has been providing kerbside collection services since 2015.

CCRC has extended Cleanaway’s contract by two years.

“To have 8,000 days without injury is an exceptional achievement and reflects excellent local leadership and a genuine culture of safety at the depot, which has eight employees,” David said.

“As a regional depot with staff driving more than one million kilometers per year, this achievement also demonstrates that the safety management practices and procedures in place with Cleanaway and CCRC are working well to keep our staff safe.”

Pictured L-R: Adam Sadler (Director Delivery Services, CCRC), David Wheeley (General Manager Solid Waste Services Queensland, Cleanaway), Wayne Morris (Cleanaway), Jeff Delgado (Cleanaway), Doug Crocker (Leading Hand, Cleanaway Innisfail depot), Andrew Graffen (CEO, CCRC) and Gavin Hammond (Manager Regulatory Services, CCRC).