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. Small to Medium Enterprise: Health & Safety Excellence Award
  2. Small to Medium Enterprise: Health & Safety New Initiative Award
  3. Small to Medium Enterprise: Leadership Award
  4. Large Enterprise: Health & Safety Excellence Award
  5. Large Enterprise: Health & Safety New Initiative Award
  6. Large Enterprise: Health & Safety Leadership Award
  7. HSR of the Year Award
  8. Health & Safety Professional of the Year Award
  9. Young Health & Safety Leader Award
  10. Emergency First Aid Response Award
  11. Inspector 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 2019;
  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
1st February 2021.

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

6.6 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.