Category five - Best commitment to work health and wellbeing

This award recognises an organisation that embeds work health and wellbeing into organisational systems and culture to benefit the health of workers and prevent chronic disease risks in the workplace. Chronic disease risks include physical inactivity, sedentary work, unhealthy eating, harmful alcohol consumption, smoking and poor mental health.

Don't forget! Check the criteria for category six (Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety) and category eleven (Best demonstrated healthy and safe work design) and keep these in mind when you’re preparing your entry.

Finalists for category six 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.

Finalists for category eleven will be nominated by the judging panels for categories one to five, eight and nine, with all entries that demonstrate strong healthy and safe work design eligible for nomination.

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Entry criteria

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

  Entry criteria Use these questions to help write your response
(Handy hint - they correspond to each judging criteria)

Describe how work health and wellbeing is embedded into your organisation’s system and culture

How is work health and wellbeing embedded into key organisational strategies and culture (i.e. goals, visions, policies and operational plans)?

How do workplace leaders demonstrate their commitment to work health and wellbeing? Consider the following:

  • Are resources allocated to work health and wellbeing (i.e. human, financial, time)?
  • Is work health and wellbeing a key performance indicator for the organisation?
  • Do workplace leaders participate and serve as role models?

How does your organisation engage and consult with workers about work health and wellbeing?


Describe how your organisation implements work health and wellbeing into everyday operation.

How has work health and wellbeing been integrated with other organisational systems such as health and safety?

How have you identified and assessed the chronic disease risks in your workplace (e.g. risk identification survey, risk assessment, committee, focus groups, workplace audits, worker health survey, organisational culture survey)?

How have you controlled your identified chronic disease risks? Have you considered:

  • the design of work (e.g. work procedures, work scheduling, committees, redesign of tasks, etc)
  • the work environment (e.g. design and layout)
  • worker directed interventions (e.g. education and training).

Please provide any innovation/ points of difference in relation to work health and wellbeing. This might include how interventions have evolved over time.


Describe how work health and wellbeing is evaluated and monitored for continual improvement

Provide details of the business outcomes that you have witnessed/reported (e.g. absenteeism, productivity, injury rates, and workers’ compensation costs).

How are you evaluating the effectiveness of the work health and wellbeing interventions (e.g. surveys, interviews, observations, meeting minutes)? What were the results (how have the interventions eliminated or reduced the chronic disease risks)?

What percentage of your total workforce participated in work health and wellbeing interventions?

What process do you use to ensure continual improvement in work health and wellbeing?

Describe how the findings and learnings from the initiative were shared with stakeholders, including through the supply chain and internally with management and workers?

Last updated
10 December 2019