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Category two – Best individual contribution to work health and safety (Individual entry)

This award recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to work health and safety. This may include developing and implementing a safety solution, system, product, program or other risk control measure that reduces the risk of work-related injury and/or disease (physical or psychological).

Entry criteria

  • Describe the individuals/your role. Who/what are they/you responsible for? What are their/your day-to-day activities?
  • Detail the individuals/your health and safety contributions. Who do they affect, and how do they affect the overall operation of the business?
  • Detail any barriers the individual/you experienced and how they were overcome (e.g. difficulty gaining management support, convincing staff to use the initiative, finding external suppliers or supporters).
  • How did the individual/you communicate and consult with staff and management about the changes?
  • How did the individual/you gain the support of staff and management?
  • Provide evidence of how the nominee directly improved injury rates, workers' compensation premiums, housekeeping/site appearance, and monitoring, assessment and reporting processes.
  • Has the individual/you improved attitudes towards safety and work health and safety culture? (Consider management commitment, worker involvement, ongoing training, monitoring, and legacy of the improvements).
  • Was the solution a higher order of control?
  • Describe the challenges or barriers faced in their/your role and how they were overcome (e.g. business size, resources, geography).
  • Is there potential for the individuals/your contribution to have broader application across industry? How?
  • Detail the time, effort and dedication they/you spent achieving the improvements.