STAR Awards

The STAR (Stop Taking a Risk) Awards are presented to an apprentice/trainee for a demonstrated contribution to OH&S or outstanding OH&S leadership skills or initiative in their workplace.

Group Training Organisations, client organisations, supervisors, field officers, colleagues, professional bodies, and students can make nominations.

Past Recipients

Name Awarded For… Year
Carolyn Joynson
MEGT (Australia) Ltd.
Carolyn has been researching OH&S regulations – including the storage and handling of dangerous chemicals, cataloguing hundreds of chemicals in the warehouse and developing a materials safety data sheet for each chemical used on site. 2014
Paul McBean
SKILLED Group
Paul is a big team player and continually impresses others by the way he contributes his OHS knowledge to the team in monthly team briefs. 2013
Brandon Thomas
Gforce
Brandon’s drive and commitment has been a positive influence on his workplace due to the relationships he has developed with his colleagues and supervisors. 2013

Application Process

Applications Open Monday 4 September 2017
Applications Close Friday 13 October 2017
Judging Decision Late October (Judged by the AEN OH&S reference group)
Award Presented Wednesday 22 November 2017

Click here for the Nomination Form

Eligibility and Conditions

Candidates for the award:

  • Must be an apprentice/trainee employed by a Victorian Group Training Organisation
  • Must be an apprentice/trainee at the time of nomination

Applicants will be judged against the following criteria

  • Criterion 1: Drive and commitment to making the workplace a safer environment
  • Criterion 2: OH&S focus and/or achievement
  • Criterion 3: Understanding and leadership skills regarding OH&S within the workplace

Addressing the criteria

  1. Drive and commitment to making the workplace a safer environment
    • Examples of attitude towards Health and Safety
    • How their drive and commitment has been a positive influence on their place of work
    • What is unique or innovative about their workplace drive and commitment
  2. OH&S focus and/or achievement
    • Any OH&S achievements
    • Demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from fellow employees, managers and/or customers
  3. Understanding and leadership skills regarding OH&S within the workplace
    • Understanding of the importance of OH&S in the workplace
    • Level of OH&S leadership skills