Mark Bumpstead

Safety and research advocate takes out construction award

A pipeliner who comes fromthe industry’s old school,who has championed safety and industry-led research throughout a career spanning more than four decades, has won the APGA 2019 Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence.

Now President of Quanta Services Australia, Mark Bumpstead began his career in the field in the days when hard hats were rare and high-vis vests were nowhere to be seen.

Nevertheless, Mark led his teams to adopt safe work practices in those challenging environments. This commitment to safety within the construction industry and to innovation resulted in the company he leads receiving several safety awards both nationally and internationally. These include first prize in the 2013 IPLOCA Health and Safety Award, and the 2011 and 2013 APGA Safety Awards.

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