About the awards

To register your interest for the 2018 Awards for Excellence, please send your contact details to excellenceawards@dmirs.wa.gov.au.


The Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards recognise individuals, teams and companies that have developed a new initiative or an original solution to specific safety and health problems in the workplace.

The Awards aim to promote the application of safety and health innovation across the Western Australian resources sector as innovation sharing is essential to ensuring continuous improvement in health and safety.


For the purpose of these awards, “innovation” is broadly defined as either a new initiative or an original solution to a specific safety and health problem.

Innovations eligible for entry include, but are not restricted, to:

  • Leadership in the workplace by an elected Safety and Health Representative by introducing and driving a new approach or program to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of the workforce (e.g. training program, safety culture initiative, fitness for work program, mental health and wellness program and accident investigation method)
  • Implementation of a new process or procedure in response to specific safety and health problems (e.g. design of safer, more efficient access to plant for maintenance purposes, noise solutions and ergonomic enhancements)
  • Design and/or introduction of innovation or new equipment in response to specific safety and health challenges.

Award categories

Entries for the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards are welcomed in the following three categories:

Safety Representatives Safety and health innovations and leadership by an elected Safety and Health Representative
Systems and People Innovative implementation and/or design of systems or procedures to improve safety, health and wellbeing.
Engineering Innovation in maintenance, engineering and/or infrastructure to enhance safety and health.

One winner will be awarded in each of the three categories as determined by the awards judging panel.

Category winners will be announced at the Awards for Excellence.


2017 Winners

Safety Representatives - The Safety Barometer, Fortescue Metals Group

Systems and People - Iluka Resources Winston Partnership, Iluka Resources (South West Operations)

Engineering - Rail-Mounted Working at Heights Platforms, Rio Tinto