Outstanding OH&S Initiative

The Outstanding OH&S initiative/solution Award is presented to an individual, team or organisation for a demonstrated outstanding contribution to OH&S in Group Training. Nominations can be made by Group Training Organisations, client organisations, colleagues, professional bodies, and students.

Past Recipients

Name Awarded For… Year
Westvic Staffing Solutions Westvic has played a significant role in assisting Host Employers to identify and meet their OH&S obligations. Some of the methods include; the use of checklists, observation & consultation. Increasing the awareness to senior management and officers regarding their obligations and responsibilities to the to OH&S Act. Read More. 2016
AiGroup AiGroup committed to providing all workers, contractors and visitors with a safe and healthy work environment.  They have designed and implemented  a number services with the ultimate goal of eradicating injuries, dangers and incidents from the workplace. Read more. 2016
MEGT (Australia) Ltd. MEGT held its first ever Safety Expo in 2014 as part of National Safety Month. The Safety Expo was a great success with visitors having access to over 15 exhibits including a fire demonstration in the car park, juice bar, BBQ breakfast, massages and more. Read More 2014
Stephen Filby
Stephen joined Gforce 2 years ago bringing considerable knowledge and experience to his role that has enabled him to create a positive and sustaining safety culture. Read More 2013
Paul Scofield
Paul is recognised within APlus and throughout the Group Training network for his expertise, commitment and passion for health and safety. Read More 2013
Mike Bellamy
Westvic Staffing Solutions
Mike has an extensive history in promoting innovation and excellence in OHS both within his organisation and more broadly across the group training network. Read More 2012

Application Process

Applications Open Wednesday 1 August 2018
Applications Close Friday 27 September 2018
Award Presented Thursday 22 November 2018

Click here for the Nomination Form

Eligibility and Conditions

Candidates for the award:

  • must be staff employed within a Victorian Group Training Organisation
  • may be individuals, teams or groups of special support staff

Section A: Overview

Give an overview of the service/support provided, a description of the environment in which the service/support is provided and specific challenges which may have had to be overcome during the course of providing the service/support.

Section B: Applicants will be judged against the following criteria

  • Criterion 1: Excellence and innovation
  • Criterion 2: Client focus
  • Criterion 3: Professionalism and commitment to OH&S support services for GTO/ VET
  • Criterion 4: Understanding and reputation within the industry or community

Addressing the criteria

  1. Excellence and innovation
    • examples of how the OH&S service/support makes a significant contribution
    • how the OH&S service/support addresses the needs of internal and external clients
    • what is unique or innovative about the OH&S service/support provided
  2. Client focus
    • systems and processes for collecting information on client needs and satisfaction
    • demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from clients, students, and colleagues
    • demonstrated examples of any contributions to knowledge sharing, mentoring and coaching activities.
  3. Professionalism and commitment to support OH&S services
    • demonstrated efficiency, accuracy and timeliness in dealing with customer enquiries
    • contribution to performance enhancement efforts such as professional development of staff, acting as mentors, guides or models for others; and enhanced service/support provision
    • contribution to achieving GTO/ VET system priorities
    • how the individual or team engage with other professionals to improve the standard of OH&S service/support provided to clients.
  4. Understanding and reputation within the industry or community
    • ways in which the delivery of the service/support helps to form and build new relationships
    • demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from industry and community