AWARDS PROGRAM

PWI Young Achievers Award

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X-tra Mile Award

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Thermite Welders Award

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PWI Safety Achievement Award

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PWI QLD Young Achievers Award

Conference Attendance up to $10,000

The Permanent Way Institute: Queensland Section (PWI QLD) aims to promote excellence in the rail industry through the activities and assistance of its volunteer members drawn from all parts of the rail industry.  Our excellence awards program seek to identify and reward outstanding achievement and practice across all areas of the permanent way.  All members, volunteers and industry practitioners have an important role to play in promoting the valuable contribution made to the community by the rail industry.  

The PWI QLD Young Achievers Award is a prize of up to $10,000 that goes towards the cost of attending a relevant international railway conference.  To be eligible for this award an entrant must be 35 or younger at the 1st March of the year of entry and a member of PWI QLD.  The aim is to encourage younger members into our industry and promote knowledge sharing.  

This award is for excellence and innovation and is granted to an eligible young rail specialist in the rail infrastructure industry (who is not necessarily an engineer) to recognise and encourage their contribution to their field or generally in areas that are relevant to the objectives of the Permanent Way Institution.

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X-tra Mile Award

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Prize $1000 plus perpetual trophy

The X‐tra Mile Award shall be awarded by the PWI Queensland Section for an outstanding achievement in relation to the permanent way of an operating railway in Queensland and in alignment with the aims of this Institution.  Submissions will be received from all areas of infrastructure asset management including construction, design, geo‐technical and materials management in relation track and bridge works, rail formation structures, electrical and signalling works, plant and equipment, safety and logistics.  Submissions will be received from as wide an area as possible and generally within the above guidelines. Judging Criteria The judges recognise that excellence may take many forms – large or small, technically complex or astonishingly straight forward.  


The primary judging criteria will be;  

  • The submission should advance the engineering, technology and working aspects of the permanent way; and
  • The submission should demonstrate that the work/project/technical achievement or particular aspect of work undertaken has been achieved through outstanding performance.  


Additional judging criteria;  

  • Relevance to the Permanent Way; 
  • Technical Input; 
  • Degree of innovation; 
  • Sustainability of benefits; and 
  • Budget and Program adherence. 


Other considerations;  

  • Potential for universal application; 
  • Economic and environmental performance; 
  • Occupational health and safety;   
  • Participation of Stakeholders; and 
  • Customer benefits.

Thermite Welders Award

Prize $500 plus perpetual trophy

An award sponsored by Railtech Australia & Thermit Australia for a Queensland based track welding gang with the best achievement in minimised defect weld rates recognising initiative, significant advances and difficulty.  


Judging Criteria 

  • The Thermite Welding Gang shall have performed at least 300 welds in the previous twelve months.  Submissions shall indicate the actual number of welds performed.
  • The initial assessment shall consist of a comparison of the combined Defect Rate to one decimal point.  This Defect Rate shall consist of Ultrasonic Defects from DW‐M (Defect Weld Medium) and larger, DWA (Defect Weld Alignment) both category 1 and 2 and DWV (Defect Weld Visual).  Both above defects are defined in the current Queensland Rail Safety Management System Modules.
  • If this initial assessment does not show a clear cut winner, the individual Alignment Defects (DWS) shall be assessed to one (1) decimal place.
  • If there is still a tied result, the prize shall be shared between the gangs concerned

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PWI QLD Safety Achievement Award

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Prize $500 plus Medal

An award for commendable achievement in the field of occupational health, safety and welfare in relation to activities connected with the permanent way activities of an operating railway in Queensland.   Submissions will be received from all areas of infrastructure asset management including construction, design, geo‐technical  and materials management in relation track and bridge works, rail formation structures, electrical and signalling works, plant and equipment, safety and logistics. Submissions will be received from as wide an area as possible and generally within the guidelines.  


Judging criteria 

  • Relevance to the Permanent Way 
  • Achievements and sustainability of benefits 
  • Innovative techniques and processes 
  • Cost effectiveness

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