Category 1: Excellence in work health and safety through the implementation of an integrated systems approach
This award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in work health and safety through the implementation of an integrated systems approach.
A systems approach demonstrates that all elements function according to fundamental rules, that analysis of the elements can be completed with a consistent auditing approach and each part of the overall system can itself be studied as a complete system.
In a systematic approach, short-term goals are continually set and met and are seen as contributing to the ‘higher’ goal of eliminating risks to health and safety, improving the viability of the business and contributing to the wellbeing of everyone affected by the business operations.
- How well does the system achieve a demonstrated commitment to work health and safety?
- To what extent was the system developed in consultation with workplace parties and, where appropriate, outside organisations?
- How well is the system integrated into the overall operation of the company?
- Explain how the system has improved work health and safety performance. How will your organisation ensure this approach is sustainable?