- Winner – National SafeWork Australia Awards: Best Workplace Health and Safety practice/s in a small business, 2011.
- Winner – Tasmanian Workcover Safety Awards: Best Workplace Health and Safety practice/s in a small business, 2010.
Ricky Clifford, under his business Clifford & Co Response Services, was the winner of the Tasmanian and National safety award for his work in developing confined space rescue solutions.
Under Clifford & Co Response Services, Ricky identified that his employees were exposed to significant risk, including a potential fatality when conducting confined space rescue activities. In order to mitigate this risk, Ricky developed individual rescue plans for all confined spaces that were identified as high risk. As part of the initiative, he provided extensive training for all his employees in rescue practices – confined space, vertical and rope rescue. Finally, he sourced rescue equipment, and where proprietary equipment was not already available, Ricky engaged with manufacturers to design and build purpose-built equipment.
- TCCI, Small Business Owner Finalist 2008
In 2008, Ricky Clifford was nominated in the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Business Leaders awards as a Small Business Leader.