Category two - Best individual contribution to work health and safety

This award recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to work health and safety. This may include developing and implementing a safety solution, system, product, program or other risk control measure that reduces the risk of work related injury and disease.

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 the nominee’s work health and safety contributions.

Describe the nominee’s role. Who/what are they responsible for? What are their day-to-day activities?

Detail the nominee’s health and safety contributions. Who do they affect, and how do they affect the overall operation of the business?

Detail any barriers the nominee experienced and how they overcame them (e.g. difficulty gaining management support, convincing staff to use the initiative, finding external suppliers or supporters).

How did the nominee communicate and consult with staff and management about the changes?

How did the nominee gain the support of staff and management?


How did the nominee’s contributions improve work health and safety?

Provide evidence of how the nominee directly improved injury rates, workers’ compensation premiums, housekeeping/site appearance, and monitoring, assessment and reporting processes.

Has the nominee improved attitudes towards safety and work health and safety culture? (Consider management commitment, worker involvement, ongoing training, monitoring, and legacy of the improvements). How did the nominee apply the hierarchy of control (elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative or protective equipment)? (See page 14 of How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks  Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 1048.03 KB) for more information.)

Is there potential for the nominee’s contribution to have broader application across industry? How?


Describe how the nominee’s contribution to health and safety management and performance was above and beyond their immediate area of responsibility.

Detail the time, effort and dedication they spent achieving the improvements.

Last updated
10 December 2019