WHS Management System Award

In partnership with:

Equal Assurance


The WHS Management Award System Award acknowledges and recognises a positive contribution towards managing work health and safety in either a large business or undertaking, or a small to medium enterprise (SME) business or undertaking.  

Managing health and safety can be achieved through formal management systems, including those aligned with quality systems (ie. ISO AS/NZS 45001). However, WHS management can be achieved through a range of traditional and formal management systems, or less formal and non-traditional processes and practices.  

Whatever approach adopted by the business or undertaking, WHS management is concerned with ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, work environments and systems of work that enable a capable and competent workforce and that creates a positive safety and health culture.  


The selection criteria for this award include the following:  

  1. The features of the WHS management system and its relevance or usefulness. 
  2. Attributes of the design, development, implementation,  monitoring, review and improvement of the WHS management system.  
  3. The benefit or improvement in health and safety that the WHS management system addresses or achieves, including potential benefits or broader industry application.   


Entry to this award is open to all individuals, businesses and undertakings that operate in Western Australia, including the corporate, government, not-for-profit and community sectors.  

Individuals and business entities being nominated for this award must provide written permission for the nomination and for its use in WHS Foundation promotional materials.   


Submissions must include a clear written summary addressing the selection criteria below. (Up to 500 words in MS Word or PDF). However, to compliment the written submission, applicants are encouraged to also submit a short video (max 3 minutes) and additional supporting material including: documents, photographs, video / audio, web links or other relevant information with their submission. 


A judging panel comprising 3 to 5 judges will qualitatively assess applications against the criteria above and select a short list of award finalists. One winner from the shortlisted finalists will be determined that, in the opinion of the judging panel, best demonstrates achievement of the award category and criteria.


Finalists will be notified in advance of the award ceremony. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on Saturday 14 October 2023 at the gala event at the Astral Ballroom, Crown Perth.