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.
2018 – Brody Murphy – Gforce Employment Solutions
In a very short time, Brody has changed the attitudes of many of his peers by setting and leading an excellent safety culture. He has taken the initiative to create his own personal safety bag and ensures each morning that his PPE safety bag is ready to go. Brody has accepted the responsibility of Werribee Park’s OHS Representative and is constantly checking that all staff and contractors on site are adhering to safety policies and procedures. Brody is not afraid to call out unsafe behaviour if required and ensures Werribee Parks work-centre health and well-being notice board is regularly checked and kept up to date. Read more.
2017 – Paris Penteli – Ai Group
In his role as an electrical apprentice with Bitzer Australia, Paris is extremely proactive and has an extremely high regard for maintaining a high level of safety within the factory as well as the ongoing wellbeing of his colleagues in the workplace. Read more.
2014 – 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.
2013 – 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 Employment Solutions
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.
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
- 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
- OH&S focus and/or achievement
- Any OH&S achievements
- Demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from fellow employees, managers and/or customers
- 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