This award recognises an organisation that has made and demonstrated a significant improvement to its work health and safety performance. This may include making changes that have improved risk management, safety systems, injury prevention, psychological risks and/or safety culture.
- What was the issue?
- When did you become aware of the issue and how was it identified (e.g. injuries, lost productivity, feedback, complaints)?
- How did the issue impact on your business/work procedures? How was the performance impact measured?
- What changes did you make to address the issue (what did they entail and how did they work—include photos or videos if possible)?
- Explain how key stakeholders were involved, engaged and consulted. For example, the workers, management, design/manufacturer, experts and supply chain. What were their roles in developing and implementing the solution?
- Provide any examples of challenges or barriers involved and how you overcame them (business size, resources, geography)?
- How did the changes impact your health and safety systems and/or your supply chains?
- Explain the benefits of the change and why the changes represent a significant improvement.
- How are you monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the changes?
- Provide evidence to demonstrate the improvements (i.e. positive indicators and/or preventative workplace activities) such as risk assessments completed, safety observations, audits, lagging indicators such as claims and incident/injury data, and other work health and safety performance reporting information.
- Explain how the changes have been absorbed into the organisation’s safety management system. Considerations may include, but are not limited to: demonstrated management commitment, consultation processes with all employers, training and supervision, safe work procedures and risk management processes, and safety reporting.