Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARDS

The Convener (“Convener”) of the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards is the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (ABN 82 151 339 329) which seeks to recognise organisations and individuals who are demonstrating excellence and innovation in the field of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) in Australia.

There are twelve (12) Award categories:

  1. Enterprise Health & Safety Program Initiative Award
  2. Enterprise Health & Well Being Initiative Award
  3. Enterprise Return to Work Initiative Award
  4. Enterprise First Aid Initiative Award
  5. Emergency First Aid Response Award
  6. Health & Safety Rep of the Year Award
  7. Inspector Excellence Award
  8. Enterprise Health & Safety Innovation Award
  9. Young Health & Safety Leadership Award
  10. Enterprise Health & Safety Leadership Award
  11. Health & Safety Professional of the Year Award
  12. Harold Greenwood Thomas lifetime achievement award

1.3 The Enterprise First Aid Initiative Award is for the enterprise that has first aid training and equipment initiatives that provide their organisation with the most outstanding technical capacity to provide a prompt and effective response to a medical emergency.

1.6 The Emergency First Aid Response Award is for a First Aid team or individual who has provided an outstanding response to a major first aid event, including but not limited to heart attack, cardiac arrest, severe asthma, respiratory arrest, anaphylaxis, hypoglycaemia, envenomation, poisoning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, seizure or significant trauma. The expected casualty outcomes for this award will vary according to the nature and severity of the illness or injury.


2. BINDING AGREEMENT

By submitting a nomination for the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards, the Nominator and the person or organisation entered (“Entrant”) agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Entry (“Terms”) presented here.

3. NOMINATIONS

3.1 A Nominator cannot nominate themselves for an award category, with the exception of the Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award.

3.2 All nominations are to be submitted online at www.awhsa.org.au. Any supporting documentation may be sent to events@aihs.org.au with the award category and Entrant name in the email subject.

3.3 For the award described at 1.6,

  1. the emergency event must have occurred no earlier than 1st January 2018;
  2. the names of patients/casualties must be omitted unless their signed consent has been obtained.

3.4 Commercially sensitive or confidential information should be sent separately from the nomination form to events@aihs.org.au and should be clearly marked ‘not for publication’.

3.7 Completed nominations for the 2020 Awards must be received no later than 5pm AEDT on Friday 7th February 2020.

3.8 The Nominator warrants that they have all necessary rights and permissions to nominate an Entrant, that the Entrant has consented to their nomination and that all information submitted is true and accurate.

4. ELIGIBILITY

4.1 The Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards is open to government, non-government and private organisations operating in Australia that have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and to individuals who are currently employed and working within the field of WHS in Australia.

4.2 Employees of the Convenor or award sponsors and their families are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

4.3 For the Enterprise First Aid Initiative Award, organisations that are engaged in provision of healthcare products, services or education and licenced partners or agents of LivCor are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

4.3 For the Emergency First Aid Response Award, First Aiders who are professional or volunteer first responders with an emergency service organisation are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

5. ASSESSMENT OF ENTRIES

5.1 All entries are assessed in accordance with the entry requirements as set out under these Terms.

5.2 The Award Winners will be selected at the end of an assessment process coordinated by the Convenor.

5.3 The assessment panel is coordinated by the Convenor at its absolute discretion. Members of the assessment panel must sign a confidentiality agreement and declare any conflict of interest and where any conflict of interest is identified must withdraw from deliberations concerning those entries.

5.4 The Convenor reserves the right to request additional information concerning any Entrant.

5.5 The Convenor reserves the right to refuse to accept any Entrant that does not comply with these Terms or that negatively impacts the integrity of the awards program.

5.6 The Convenor reserves the right to make no award for a category if the Entrants nominated do not meet the required standard for that category.

5.7 The Convenor’s decision is final and the Convenor will not enter into correspondence regarding any award results.

5.8 The Award finalists will be notified prior to public announcement.


6. PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION OF AWARDS

6.3 Organisations that are successful in winning the Enterprise First Aid Initiative Award will be presented with a plaque that can be displayed in their organisation, a voucher for first aid training to the value of $3,000, a ‘First Aid Fast’ kit and a certificate displaying the organisation name, the award name, the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards logo, date of issue and signature of the Convenor’s authorised officer.

6.6 TheFirst Aid team or individual who is successful in winning the Emergency First Aid Response Award will be presented with a trophy, a cheque for the sum of $1,000, a ‘First Aid Fast’ kit and a certificate displaying the recipient’s name, the award name together with the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards logo, date of issue and signature of the Convenor’s authorised officer.

6.13 Details of the award winners will be published on the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards and sponsors’ websites, including the winner’s name, organisation and the award category.

6.14 The Convenor will launch a media campaign to publicise and promote the achievements of the winning organisations and individuals in order to inform, educate and inspire others.

6.15 Award Winners will have the right to use the award logo for the category won to publicise their achievement through their own marketing, advertising, social media and public relations activities.

7. PRIVACY

7.1 Information provided by Nominators or Entrants will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards program in accordance with the Convenor’s Privacy Policy. Information will not be disclosed to third parties without the prior consent of the Entrant.

7.2 The names of patients/casualties must be omitted unless their signed consent has been obtained.

7.3 Any commercially sensitive or confidential information should be omitted from the body of the Nomination Form. Any relevant information that is commercially sensitive or confidential in nature must be submitted as a separate file and be clearly marked ‘not for publication’. The Convenor agrees to keep this information confidential and to use it for assessment purposes only.

7.4 Entrant details will not be published unless selected as an award finalist.

8 AWARD CANCELLATION

8.1 TheConvenor may immediately rescind an Award by written notice where:

  1. The Convenor decides in its absolute discretion that the Award Winner has or will bring the Convenor or the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards program into disrepute; or
  2. The Award Winner is found to have provided false, misleading or inaccurate information.

8.2 On withdrawal of the award, the Award Winner must cease displaying and using the award logo and any information or other documentation associated with the award within 30 days of the award being rescinded.

9. GENERAL PROVISIONS

9.1 WAIVER

Failure or neglect by either party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms must not be construed or deemed to be a waiver of that party’s rights under these Terms.

9.2 VARIATION TO TERMS

Terms and conditions may be amended, deleted or added to from time to time at the Convenor’s discretion and these will be published on the Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards and sponsors’ websites in a timely manner.

9.3 GOVERNING LAW

These Terms are governed by the laws of the state of Victoria, Australia and both parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria.