Entry Guidelines - Champion Workplace Safety

ACC Champion Workplace Safety Award

Recognises businesses that demonstrate excellence in health and safety systems and procedures. These businesses create a platform for health and safety to be owned by all, creating a positive health and safety culture.

Who should enter:

This category is open to any organisations who have exemplary workplace safety procedures in place.

As an entrant, we ask you to declare any involvement with a regulator e.g. WorkSafe, CAA, NZTA etc. as a result of an adverse event, or if a visit by a regulator resulted in the regulator requiring you to improve your health and safety systems in order to prevent an adverse event within the past 24 months.
  • Involvement won’t automatically preclude you from entry, becoming a finalist or winning; evidence of actions taken due any such involvement will allow us to fully consider your entry.
  • If you have proactively invited a review from a regulator and taken action as a result of that review, please present that information in your entry and/or to the judging panel, as it may provide an example or examples of continuous improvement within your health and safety system.
Please note - ACC will undertake checks as part of the performance assessment process if you become a finalist.


Question 1: STRATEGY - What opportunities did you identify to create a safer working environment? Tell us what you planned to do in order to bring the rest of your team on board?
Word Count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Tell us about some of the challenges you may have been facing before implementing your new strategies.
  • How did you go about identifying your opportunities?
  • Outline the goals you set and the strategies you created to achieve them.
  • What unique organisational initiatives did you set out to achieve?

Question 2: EXECUTION - Tell us about the execution of your strategies.  What have you done to optimise innovation and improve operations in order to improve workplace safety?
Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Tell us about how you went about executing your strategies.
  • What challenges, if any did you experienced during implementation?
  • How were your team involved in the roll out of these strategies?
  • What practices and procedures did you put in place, involving managers and workers responsibilities and accountability to ensure your strategies were implemented?
  • In what ways did you show effective leadership and management?
  • What lessons did you learn during execution and how/did they influence the current state?

Question 3: PERFORMANCE & IMPACT - What measurable results did you achieve?
Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Share any testimonials or feedback you received from clients or business partners
  • Tell us about any rewards and recognition that you have received.
  • Tell us about how your safety plan is based on continuous improvement, making sure existing new health and safety issues are dealt with effectively.
  • How did you maintain records about injuries, incident investigations, training, first aid, emergency procedures and rehabilitation into the workplace?
  • How has your safety innovation and unique approach reduced injury occurrence and (where applicable) how you have influenced the industry?
  • Tell us how you are fostering staff wellbeing?
  • How would you describe your H&S culture journey?

Question 4: RECOGNITION - Summarise in no more than 3 bullet points why you deserve recognition for this category. Word count: Maximum 500



  • Strategy 10
  • Execution 10
  • Performance & Impact 10
  • Recognition 5

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