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Category four – Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance

This award recognises an organisation that has made a significant demonstrated improvement to its work health and safety performance. This may include making changes that have improved risk management, safety systems, injury prevention and/or safety culture.

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Check the criteria for category seven, Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety and keep these in mind when you're preparing your entry.

Finalists for category seven will be nominated by the judging panels for categories one to five, with all entries that demonstrate strong leadership in work health and safety eligible for nomination.

Entry criteria

(Note: This information is in the online entry form)

View the category four example entry (PDF, 0.47 MB).

  • 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 (if necessary) and supply chain. What were their roles in developing and implementing the solution? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.
  • 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? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.
  • 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. Contributes to leadership category eligibility.

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