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Work Health & Safety

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This award recognises a residential building or development company that has incorporated leading practices in the management of workplace health and safety in a practical, systematic and achievable way.
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    Friday 14th June
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Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards



Winner in this category is recognised locally and do not progress to the Australian Housing Awards.

Judging criteria

Projects will be judged according to:

Criteria Points
Organisational WH&S management 30
Training and information 20
On-site WHS management 30
Sub-contractor management 20

Your entry submission must address all criteria:

  • Outline the work health & safety management plan for your business.
  • Explain your procedures for monitoring and reviewing your work health and safety performance.
  • Describe how your overall safety procedures are followed on site including site specific hazard assessments, use of signage and procedures.
  • Describe how initial work site assessments are carried out to identify hazards that may affect the building process and explain how new hazards or risks are dealt with and communicated to workers and contractors. Provide examples.
  • Describe how you ensure sub-contractors will work safely on your jobs. Please provide examples.
  • Describe how your business keeps employees and subcontractors up to date with new work health & safety information, procedures and safety solutions or situations where you perform work in other jurisdictions where different laws may apply.
  • Reflecting on your previous 12 months of safety performance, identify how you have managed changes in safety performance and new hazards or risks. Provide examples which highlight your achievements. Examples may include injury or incident data, case studies, descriptions of a new system(s) implemented and/or descriptions/profiles of a new product being used.
  • Describe any industry contributions your business has made in relation to work health and safety. Provide an outline of your contributions (forums, committees, working groups, industry projects, safety innovations).
  • Describe the steps, if any, you will be taking in the future to further enhance or improve your safety culture.

Competition area by postcode

Entries are submitted into the regional awards based on the geographical location of each project:

Hunter Awards

Projects in the HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards must be located in postcodes 2250 to 2428 (excluding 2339 - 2348, 2350 - 2361, 2365, 2369 - 2372, 2379 - 2382, 2386 - 2390, 2395, 2396 - 2411, 2424, 2426, 2427).

HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards

Celebrate the highest level of achievement for the "best of the best" in the residential building industry across Australia.

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Professional Builder/Renovator Awards

Highly-prized recognition within the industry for extensive business and financial management practices.

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Greensmart Awards

Celebrating sustainably-built homes, new products and GreenSmart Professionals. Gain recognition for your sustainability building practices.

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Apprentice Awards

HIA host the Annual Apprentice Awards to recognise and inspire the next generation of apprentices for the construction industry.

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HIA Apprentice Host Trainer Award

Putting the spotlight on apprentice hosts and the important contribution they make for Australian apprentices.

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People & Business Awards

Recognise businesses and stand-out individuals in the residential building industry who are pushing the boundaries with workmanship, aspirations, and superior business and customer management.

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