Category 4: Best Communication of a Safety Message

This category recognises organisations who have effectively and innovatively communicated a WHS/OHS message to their workforce. The communication of a message can be a one-off event or an ongoing program.

Finalists of this category must be able to demonstrate that their communication methods and processes have led to sustainable improvement in workplace behaviour/performance/processes.

For example: Our organisation is a mining company. We wanted to enable our workers to provide peer support to their colleagues, as required, after hours in our new fly-in-fly-out accommodation village. In developing the village, we learnt from another organisation that a worker had been found dead in his accommodation two weeks after his shift had finished. As part of a plan to ensure the wellbeing of our workers, we run a ‘help out your mates’ campaign via staff e-newsletters, social media, mobile applications, village TV and onsite events. It coincides with training workers to provide appropriate peer support. Management is also across the program. The campaign has resulted in workers benefiting from expressing their concerns about their health and wellbeing or family related issues. It has also led to them visiting local medical practitioners for assistance and receiving helpful responses from supervisors when voicing their concerns. In addition, absenteeism has remained below benchmarks.

PLEASE NOTE: This award is about the assessment, development, implementation and effectiveness of communicating a safety message. Entrants who submit modes of communication, such as websites, mobile applications or videos, without answering all of the questions below will not be considered.


  • Question 1: Describe the purpose for the safety message.
  • Question 2: Describe the process for developing and delivering the message.
  • Question 3: Did you have to overcome constraints/barrier to develop the deliver the message?
  • Question 4: Describe the effect of the safety message.