Standards Australia recently announced the winners of the 2022 Standards Awards.
The annual Standards Awards recognize members of the Australian standards development community and reward those who make a positive impact to further the development of standards within Australia and internationally.
Standards Australia is honoring community members for leading the charge in reviewing, updating, and developing standards that make use of international best practices and new technology while helping to improve overall access to standards.
This year, the headlining W. R. Hebblewhite Medal—which exemplifies leadership, technical expertise, and positive impact—was awarded to Doug Crawford for his ongoing support of Standards Australia through his technical expertise and leadership during a 35-year career.
Over the last few decades, Crawford has been instrumental in the development and maintenance of the scaffolding standards portfolio. He has been a trusted chair of several committees, including BD-043, “Formwork,” BD-092, “Temporary Edge Protection—Construction Practices,” and SF-013, “Platforms, Gangways, Stairways, and Ladders.”
An exceptional chair, highly respected by all members of the scaffolding industry committee, Crawford has been the driving force in developing scaffolding standards and ensuring they are kept up to date.
Other awards appointed during the ceremony included:
- Meritorious Contribution Award (National)—Jane Pires
- Meritorious Contribution Award (International)—Dr. Stephen Collocott
- Emerging Leader Award—Balesh Baleshan
- Innovation Award—Rob Thomas
- Outstanding Committee Award—ME-063, “Earthmoving Equipment”
“The Standards Awards are an important annual event,” says Adrian O’Connell, CEO of Standards Australia. “These awards recognize members of our community who adhere to key values within the organization around quality, community, and innovation. Due to COVID-19, 2022 is the first time in three years that the awards have been hosted in person and we are delighted to meet again as a group to celebrate these individuals.
“We are proud to work with some of the country’s leading experts across a range of industries and these annual awards help us to celebrate their dedication and expertise. The work they do continues to position Australia as a leader in standards development and helps us continue to advise on best practice, safety, and new technologies,” O’Connell concludes.
To find out more about the awards and the recipients, please visit the Standards Australia website.