About the Award Categories

Award 1: Small – Medium Enterprise Health & Safety Excellence Award

To be eligible for this award you are required to describe and demonstrate any area of excellence your team or organization have made and its effect it has had on your staff/ business/ industry.

Excellence will be considered in the context of a comprehensive safe system of work that seeks to adopt higher order controls and contemporary approaches to health and safety management.  

The area of excellence must be within Australia and the organization must consist of under 100 employees.

Award 2: Small – Medium Enterprise Health & Safety New Initiative Award

To be eligible for this award you must be able to demonstrate an initiative and show evidence on the impact it has made.

The initiative will be considered in the context of a comprehensive safe system of work that seeks to adopt higher order controls and contemporary approaches to health and safety management.  

The initiative must be less than 12 months old, be used, modified or developed within Australia and the organization must consist of under 100 employees.

Award 3: Small – Medium Enterprise Health & Safety Leadership & Culture Awards

To be eligible for this award the organisation/ association/ team needs to show a high level of WHS skill for an organisation in the WHS industry relating to leadership and/ or culture.

The organization/ team must be within Australia and the organization must consist of under 100 employees.

Award 4: Large Enterprise Health & Safety Excellence Award

To be eligible for this award you are required to describe and demonstrate any area of excellence your team or organization have made and it’s effect it has had on your staff/ business/ industry.

Excellence will be considered in the context of a comprehensive safe system of work that seeks to adopt higher order controls and contemporary approaches to health and safety management.  

The area of excellence must be within Australia and the organization must consist of over 100 employees.

Awards 5: Large Enterprise Health & Safety New Initiative Award

To be eligible for this award you must be able to demonstrate an initiative and show evidence on the impact it has made.

The initiative will be considered in the context of a comprehensive safe system of work that seeks to adopt higher order controls and contemporary approaches to health and safety management.   The initiative must be less than 12 months old, be used, modified or developed within Australia and the organisation must consist of over 100 employees.

Award 6: Large Enterprise Health & Safety Health & Safety Leadership & Culture Awards

To be eligible for this award the organisation/ association/ team needs to show a high level of WHS skill for an organisation in the WHS industry relating to leadership and/ or culture.

The organization/ team must be within Australia and the organization must consist of over 100 employees.

Award 7: Inspector Excellence Award

To be eligible for this award you must be able to demonstrate outstanding achievements while working in the role of an inspector, and show evidence of how these have impact upon Workplace Health & Safety in Australia.

Award 8: HSR of the Year Award

To be eligible for this award a person must be working/ volunteering in a HSR role for an organisation, for a WHS organisation, has WHS as part of their job or works at improving WHS or the WHS industry in the local community; must work in or have an impact in the Australian environment or have undertaken any legislative HSR qualification for the jurisdiction.

Award 9: Young Health & Safety Leader

To be eligible for this award you must qualify as a young professional and be able to demonstrate your outstanding contributions to WHS in Australia.

Award 11: Health & Safety Professional of the year
To be eligible for this award you must demonstrate how an individual has contributed to improvements in WHS within an organisation or community.

Award 12: Harold Greenwood Thomas Life Time Achievement Awards

The Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and may be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of WHS throughout the course of their career, which has had significant impact on OHS outcomes in Australia.