This award recognises leadership and commitment to continuous improvement of workplace health and safety outcomes through the creation and continuation of an outstanding work safety culture.
Embedding a WHS landscape shows a strong commitment to building an outstanding safety culture demonstrated through:
- Visible leadership at the top of the business
- Consultation and communication with the workforce,
- Building capability and attitudes across the workforce
- Implementing robust safety systems that translate into practice
- Providing a safe physical and mentally healthy work environment supported by safe supply chains.
Excellence in safety culture must be demonstrated at all levels of the organisation, from senior management’s commitment to health and safety, to employees’ communication and ownership of responsibility.
a) Small business (less than 20 employees or full time equivalent)
b) Large business (20 or more employees or full time equivalent)
Describe your safety culture and its key components. How long has it been in place?
How do your staff and management demonstrate and take ownership of your safety culture across the organisation?
What has your business done to create a mentally heathy workplace?
Has your safety culture been fully integrated into the business? E.g. recognition and awareness programs, senior management commitment, workforce engagement, design, purchasing, contract and contractor management, change management, WHSMS audits, management reviews etc.
What barriers/challenges have you faced when implementing the approach?
Can/has the approach be transferred externally? E.g. is it an approach others in your industry could use?
What are the results? Include performance information such as injury frequency and severity, claims costs, claims vs industry performance, mentally healthy workplace capability check results etc.