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 issue, reducing the risk of work related injury and disease.

Don't forget! 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.

View the category three example entry. (PDF, 462.5 KB)

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 issue and how it was identified.

What was the issue and how did you identify it?

How did the issue impact on your business and/or your clients’ business? (Consider its impact on safety and compliance and the electrical risk to electrical and non-electrical workers, workplaces, clients, community or work processes or procedures.)

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 (attach photos or videos if possible).

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, 1048.03 KB) and the Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2013: Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace (PDF, 385.51 KB) for more information.)

Explain how you involved, engaged and consulted stakeholders, for example, the workers, management, design/manufacturer (if necessary) and supply chain. What were their roles in developing the solution? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.


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.

Provide evidence of how the solution eliminated or reduced the electrical safety issue and how it improved your business operations/your client’s business, or the safety of the community. Did it have any other benefits (e.g. staff morale, efficiencies, reduced costs, safety culture or improved competitiveness)?

Can (or has) the solution been applied and adapted in other workplaces/clients/locations? 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
20 April 2020