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.

Don't forget! Check the 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.

View the category four example entry. (PDF, 150.87 KB)

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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)
1

What was the work health and safety issue?

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?

2

How did your organisation improve its health and safety performance?

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 were in developing and implementing the solution?

Explain some of the 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?

3

Explain how the changes have improved your performance. How have you ensured this improvement will be sustained?

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.

Last updated
16 April 2018