Category five - Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative

This award recognises an organisation that has implemented a high standard workplace health and wellbeing initiative. This may include initiatives that seek to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, or address smoking, alcohol or obesity.

Don't forget! Check criteria for category six (Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety) 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.

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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 your workplace health and wellbeing initiative and how it was developed.

Detail the overall goals of the initiative and what changes you wanted to achieve with workers.

What does your initiative involve and how does it work?

What issues/needs was the initiative designed to address and how were these determined? Why did you undertake the health and wellbeing initiative? What changes did you want to achieve with workers.

How long has the initiative been implemented in your workplace?

How do senior management demonstrate their support for the initiative?

Explain how the initiative is integrated into your organisation's vision, policies and procedures?

List the people involved (management, staff, and external stakeholders/suppliers etc.) and their roles in developing the initiative.

Detail the overall goals of the initiative and what changes you wanted to achieve with workers.


Describe how the initiative was implemented and why it represents a real, ongoing commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

Explain how the initiative is resourced (funding and staff/management time).

Describe the activities that were implemented in your workplace to increase the knowledge and skills of individual workers or groups of workers in the uptake of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Describe the environmental, organisational and/or policy changes that were implemented to support workers in making healthy choices.

How is the initiative promoted and communicated to workers and management, and how did this help convince them to support and get involved in the initiative?


Explain how an evaluation process was used to show that the initiative achieved its objectives.

How are you evaluating the effectiveness of the activities implemented under this initiative (i.e. surveys, interviews, observations)? What were the results?

What percentage of your total workforce participated in the activities implemented?

Has there been a behaviour change in relation to the activities implemented?

Provide details of the business outcomes that you have witnessed/reported i.e. absenteeism, productivity, injury rates, and workers’ compensation costs. Have there been changes to the workplace environment?

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

Describe how you have shared (or have the potential to share) the findings of your intervention across broader industry.

Last updated
18 October 2017