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Elders and Agsafe recognise Lia Callegari for commitment to workplace safety

Elders Robinvale’s Lia Callegari has been commended with a national safety award, and named Agsafe’s achiever of the month, for her proactive work advocating safety in the community and within the Elders network.

Ms Callegari, sales support officer, has worked in the Elders Robinvale Branch for 19 of its 20 years and has close relationships with the branches’ clients.

Callegari says she is motivated to continually promote safety to both her workmates and clients, many of whom are fruit and nut growers.

“A lapse in workplace safety can mean life and death. Any accident is tragic enough in itself but when you live and work in a regional area and everyone knows each other’s partners, kids and families, it’s a whole other level of familiarity,” she said.

She says she had no idea about the nomination and explains “it’s a team effort when it comes to safety, not just one person, it’s everybody.”

Callegari ensures all safety training is up to date, however, believes that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Elders’ Robinvale branch nominated Ms Callegari for the company’s national safety award after she was named Agsafe’s Achiever of the month earlier this year, for her honest and committed approach to safety in the broader community.

Agsafe trainer Rosemary Henderson says Ms Callegari is meticulous in keeping track of her team and their safety training.

“She keeps such a close eye on who needs training and when they need it. She doesn’t stop there, she works tirelessly to promote the importance of safety to her team and her customers,” said Ms Henderson.

Callegari’s safety award provides the opportunity to attend the Elders annual awards night in Adelaide this December, and put her in the running to win the overall national safety award amongst other high-performers from across the country.