There are four stages of judging for the SafeWork Awards.
Stage 1: Review
All entries are reviewed by a SafeWork NSW subject matter expert. The role of this review is to shortlist entries for Stage 2 - Site visit.
Stage 2: Site visit
Site visits are conducted by SafeWork NSW inspectors. The role of the site visit is to obtain more detail and substantiate the information provided in the entry. During site visits, the inspector may need to speak to a number of different people. Based on their on-site assessment they may also need to obtain additional information.
Stage 3: Finalists panel
Following a successful site visit, entries then progress to the Finalists panel. The Finalists panel will include senior management representatives from SafeWork NSW. The panel reviews all successful site visits and selects finalists to progress to the Winners Selection panel.
Stage 4: Winners Selection panel
Winners are selected by a panel that includes senior representatives from SafeWork NSW, industry groups and worker representatives. SafeWork Award winners are announced at the SafeWork Awards ceremony event in late October 2019.