Category three - Best solution to an identified electrical issue

This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified workplace electrical safety issue. This may include a product solution, design/engineering innovation, training program, awareness raising activity or other risk control measure that addresses a specific electrical safety issue, reducing the risk of work related injury and disease.

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.

View the category three example entry. (PDF, 495.59 KB)

View the 2017 category three winners

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 the electrical safety issue you identified while performing electrical work.

What was the issue and how did you identify it?

How did the issue impact on your business/work procedure? (Consider its impact on safety and compliance).

How was the issue investigated and documented?


Explain the solution that was developed to address this issue.

Provide a timeline for the development of the solution, from identification to implementation.

Describe how the solution works (include photos or videos if helpful).

How was the hierarchy of control (elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative or protective equipment) applied to the development of the solution? (See page 14 of How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 1018.6 KB) a and the Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2013: Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace (PDF, 385.51 KB) for more information).

List the people involved (internally and externally, and including senior management) and their roles in developing the solution. Explain how they would meet/ how they were consulted.


Outline how successful the solution was and how it improved electrical safety.

How did you monitor the effectiveness of the solution (consider testing, evaluation, adjustment)?

Detail any hurdles or barriers and how they were overcome.

Explain the effect the solution had on training and safety culture.

Provide evidence of how the solution has directly improved your business operations associated with safety and compliance.

Can (or has) the solution been applied and adapted in other workplaces? What feedback have you received on the solution from other workplaces and industry?

What makes your solution different or more innovative than similar solutions available?

Last updated
18 October 2017