Meet our fourth VICSES Safety Champion finalist, Braden Verity from our Bendigo Unit.
Over the last 10 years Braden has worked in the mining industry whilst volunteering for VICSES. His safety consciousness stems from both environments, and has led to his keen focus on serious injury and fatality prevention both at home and in the workplace.
Braden strongly believes that being proactive is key to safety, and that we should ensure change is implemented before an incident takes place. Braden leads by example, encouraging unit members to speak up when they see something is unsafe and reminding people about personal protective clothing and equipment, (PPC&E), standard operatiing procedures (SOP’s) and safety alerts. His inclusive, consistent and calm manner has had a big impact on his peers, empowering them to raise issues and promoting a culture of safety.