WHS Risk Management Award

In partnership with:

FIFO Focus & PerMentis


The WHS Risk Management Award acknowledges and recognises achievements of individuals or organisations in the elimination or mitigation of risks associated with work health and safety (WHS) hazards.   

In accordance with good practice and WHS legal obligations, WHS risk management is the processes concerned with the identification, assessment, control and monitoring associated with WHS hazards.  

WHS risk management is at the core or heart of WHS management and effective WHS risk management programs are critical in the creation of safe and healthy workplaces, and in achieving WHS legal compliance.  

Applications are invited for a broad range of risk management initiatives and programs including for overarching WHS risk management systems, specific or targeted programs, novel and contemporary approaches, or the successful mitigation of a specific WHS hazard or risk to select workers.   


The selection criteria for this award include the following:  

  1. The nature and features of the WHS risk management program or initiative and its relevance or usefulness to improving WHS. 
  2. Attributes of the design, development, implementation, monitoring, reviewing and improvement process of the program or initiative.  
  3. The benefit or improvement in WHS that the initiative addresses or achieves, including potential benefits or broader industry or general 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.