About the Awards


The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) is proud to present the Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards                                                                2022

The awards provide national recognition to organisations and individuals who are demonstrating excellence and innovation in the                                            field of Workplace Health & Safety. 

In 2022, the AWHSA will recognise the achievements in Workplace Health & Safety across 11 award categories. There are both company                            and individual awards available. Although the awards have been created by the Institute, they will be co-presented by different stakeholders                          in the health and safety community, and stakeholders will be announced as partners in in the coming months.

Organisations of all sizes are encouraged to nominate individuals or initiatives they believe are worthy of the recognition.

Awards Categories

Company Recognition – Demonstrate best-practice and innovative approaches when it comes to workplace health and safety.

  • Small to Medium Enterprise: Health & Safety Excellence Award
  • Small to Medium Enterprise: Health & Safety New Initiative Award
  • Small to Medium Enterprise: Leadership Award
  • Large Enterprise: Health & Safety Excellence Award
  • Large Enterprise: Health & Safety New Initiative Award
  • Large Enterprise: Health & Safety Leadership Award

Individual recognition – 5 categories will recognise individual achievements. A nomination recognises all your hard work and a job well done, helping celebrate the hours of work put into your projects.

  • Health & Safety Leader of the Year Award
  • Young Health & Safety Leader Award
  • HSR of the Year Award
  • Inspector of the Year Award
  • Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award

Benefits of the Awards

  • An industry award allows you to differentiate yourself from your competition and showcase your leadership.
  • 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.
  • A media campaign to publicise and promote the achievements of the winning organisations and individuals in order to inform, educate and inspire others.
  • 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.

Nominations close on Friday 15 July 2022