1. Entry submission
2020 Awards entries open 23rd March 2020. You can submit your entry using the online form. Entries close 29 May.
2. Initial eligibility check
We check to make sure your organisation is not currently under investigation or prosecution (see our terms and conditions for further information), or has been convicted or sentenced for any breaches of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (2004) within the last three years.
Only entrants that hold a current Victorian WorkCover insurance policy and have a workplace in Victoria will be eligible to be nominated for an award at the annual WorkSafe Awards event.
3. Subject matter expert review
Your entry will be referred to a team of internal subject matter experts for review. If they believe your organisation has demonstrated a significant achievement in its category, your entry will progress to the validation and assessment stage.
Please note: entries should demonstrate more than compliance in order to proceed.
4. Validation and assessment process
The validation and assessment process is different for each award category:
Health and Safety awards - a WorkSafe Victoria Occupational Health and Safety Inspector will visit your workplace to validate the information in your entry.
Return to Work awards - a WorkSafe Victoria representative may ask you for a telephone interview or a WorkSafe Victorian Return to Work Inspector may visit your workplace to validate your entry.
Entries that go through the validation process are assessed against set judging criteria. Those entries that most closely meet the criteria will progress to the next stage and into the running to be an award finalist. Validation visits will take place June to 10 July.
5. Finalist and Recipient Panels
A Finalist Panel will select the award finalists for each category and following this a final Recipient Panel will determine the award winners. Both panels comprise representatives from WorkSafe’s executive team, senior representatives from industry associations and unions, as well as independent technical experts. The Finalist Panels are due to meet 3 to 7 August.
6. Finalists notified
The complete list of finalists will be selected and notified by Friday 21 August 2020.
7. Award winners announced at Gala Dinner
All finalists are invited to the prestigious WorkSafe Victoria Awards 2020 Gala Dinner on Thursday 29 October 2020 where we will announce this year’s winners.