Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards
Recognising and rewarding excellence in workplace health and safety.
The 2023 Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards recognise and reward excellence in workplace health and safety achieved by employers and individuals operating across Comcare’s scheme.
The Awards will be presented during a luncheon on Thursday 9 November 2023 at The Boat House Canberra. Tickets will be available for purchase in August 2023.
Nominations now open
Nominations for the 2023 Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards close 5:00pm Sunday 30 April.
The Award categories and criteria for 2023 have been updated to reflect current priority areas and emerging issues within workplace health and safety.
The Prevention Award, split into two sub-categories, recognises excellence in work undertaken to ensure workplaces provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, by addressing either the psychological, or physical risk factors in order to prevent an incident from occurring. Category Two
Recovery at and Return to Work
The Recovery at and Return to Work Award recognises excellence in providing proactive early support to employees with an injury or illness to enable their recovery at and/or return to work.
The Individual Contribution Award, split into two sub-categories, recognises individuals at both the Senior and Operational levels whose contributions have made an exceptional difference to their workplace, exceeding their normal work duties.
What we are looking for
Comcare is looking for outstanding employers and individuals operating across Comcare’s scheme whose work health and safety initiatives highlight best practice and innovation, and create positive impact.
Best practiceYour nomination should reflect activities above and beyond existing better practices against the relevant award category.
InnovationNominations should demonstrate new or novel programs, systems and approaches used to prevent and manage harm in your workplace.
ImpactYour nomination should include data which showcases the significant impact it has had in enabling safe and healthy work in your organisation.
How to enter
Nominations for the 2023 Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards open online at 9:00 am on Wednesday 1 March 2023.
Nominations and all supporting material must be submitted by 5:00 pm Sunday 30 April 2023.
Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Award entries must be submitted using the online nomination portal.
Entries will be assessed by a judging panel and shortlisted entrants will be interviewed in late June 2023.
Following interviews, judging panels will make recommendations to the Awards Steering Committee and Comcare CEO for final endorsement.
Finalists will be informed and promoted as part of Comcare marketing activities and winners will be announced in November 2023.
Meet the 2021 winners
Our 2021 winners and finalists highlighted outstanding success in 'Creating a safer workplace together' and demonstrated the opportunity that exists to make significant impacts in enabling safe and healthy work.