2021 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards

Submissions to the  2021 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards have now closed.  These awards recognise outstanding solutions and innovations to specific workplace health and safety problems in Western Australia. 

For the purpose of these awards, “innovation” is broadly defined as either a new initiative or an original solution to a specific health and safety problem. 

The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards is an amalgamation and replacement of the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards and the Work Safety Awards.

What are the key dates?

Date Action
16 March 2021 Nominations opened
4 June 2021 Entries closed
August 2021 Finalists notified
October 2021 Winners announced at awards ceremony


What is the assessment and judging process?

Preliminary judging round

  • The preliminary judging round will be undertaken in June/July 2021.
  • All entries will be assessed by the judging panel based on the information provided in the submission.
  • A shortlist of finalists will be compiled and those entries will proceed to the final judging round as finalists.
  • All finalists will be notified in August 2021.
  • Judges decisions are final and no further correspondence will be undertaken.

Final judging round

  • In the final judging round, a panel of experts will assess the submissions based on the information provided.
  • Those being considered for an award may be required to participate in an interview and may need to be involved in a site validation.
  • Judges decisions are final and no further correspondence will be undertaken.

Award categories

  • Work health and safety invention of the year - recognises development of plant/equipment engineering and/or infrastructure to enhance health and safety. 
  • Best solution to a work health and safety risk – recognises innovation, implementation and/or design of systems or procedures to improve health and safety.
  • Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative – recognises an organisations commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.
  • Leadership excellence award – recognises an organisations excellence in leadership in improving health and safety in the workplace. 
  • Safety and health representative of the year – recognises an elected safety and health representative who has made a significant contribution and demonstrable difference to safety and health in the workplace.

Download a full list of category criteria

Further information

For more information or to find out how you can submit an award in 2022 please contact safetyawards@dmirs.wa.gov.au or 1300 307 877.


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