Below are a number of common questions in regards to the National Safety Awards of Excellence. If you have a question and can’t find the answer please contact us.

A panel of expert assessors appointed by the NSCA Foundation conduct the judging throughout June to August. The panel will consider the nominations on the basis of the written evidence submitted, taking into account the size of the organisation and the nature of the work being carried out. To ensure the progression of your nomination, please ensure your answers are informative and clear with any supporting evidence referenced.

Under certain circumstances, the judges may require further information about your submission. Award finalists may be selected based on a worksite assessment/ inspection and/or further questioning via in person or teleconference. All nominees must take reasonable steps to make themselves available for further questioning.

11.59pm on Monday 3rd June 2024 (AEST)

Yes. Answers per question should not exceed 500 words. There is no word limit for the supporting evidence provided. However, please only include relevant material and consider the amount of reading the Judges are required to undertake for each submission.

A live finalist announcement will be held on Friday 23rd August 2024 (details will be provided closer to the time). Following this announcement, the contact person for the nomination will be notified of their outcome via email.

Yes. You are able to enter with a new initiative or with the same initiative as the previous year. Please note, if you are re-submitting the same initiative as the previous year, you must demonstrate a significantly improved return on investment.

No. The Awards are open to members and non members, where current membership has no bearing on results.

Yes. You can apply for as many awards as you choose, with either:

  • The same initiative across multiple categories; OR
  • Multiple initiatives within the same category; OR
  • Multiple initiatives across multiple category.

Judges sign a confidentiality agreement, noting any conflicts of interest in judging certain organisations, prior to being supplied with the submission information.

In keeping with the spirit of sharing knowledge to promote Work Health and Safety management, winners and finalists agree to share their successful case studies with the public, unless specifically requested not to. Please note, submissions will not be published in their entirety.

Supporting evidence is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to the public.

Yes. Once you are ready to submit your nomination in your online account, you will have the ability to add  attachments, where you can upload the video.

Conditions of Entry can be viewed here or downloaded in PDF form.