Rules of Entry

General

  1. Entries must be submitted by the entry date in the format required by the entry form.
  2. All entries will be given equal consideration.
  3. Permission for entries to be shared, copied or adapted by Safety Groups and other organisations free of charge is a condition of entry.
  4. All entries may be used to create interest in the Awards through specialist press and the SGUK website and/or case study material by the HSE, and other partner organisations.
  5. A panel appointed by the SGUK Board will judge the entries and allocate awards. The decision of the panel will be final.

Excellence

  1. No additional rules.

Outstanding Service

  1. The nomination must be made by at least one elected member of a local Safety Group’s Committee.

Development Through Education

  1. Entries must contain evidence of working with either learners at School, College, University, Employer Academy or similar organisation providing education or Safety Group; or those leaving education who are entering the workplace or apprentices involved in an apprenticeship scheme or some other scheme that provides education in readiness for employment.
  2. There are no age restrictions regarding learners.
  3. The awards are open to organisations of any size based or operating in the UK, whether or not they are currently a member of a Safety Group and all Safety Groups in the UK.
  4. Entrants must provide a title and describe the purpose of the ‘initiative’, and how it demonstrates effective educational engagement to advance health and safety, including the methods adopted and the health and safety outcomes achieved.
  5. The initiative must have taken place within 18 months of the date that the award is closed for entries.
  6. Entrants must be willing to present their entry to the judges during a virtual meeting at a time and date to be advised. The presentation should be no more than 30 minutes.

Innovation

  1. The awards are open to any organisation of any size based or operating in the UK, whether or not they are currently a member of a Safety Group and all Safety Groups in the UK.
  2. The entry is to be for an activity or physical or systemic in nature (‘project’). It must be relevant, current and innovative. It can be a development of a previous idea, system or item of equipment.
  3. Entrants must provide a title and describe the purpose of the ‘project’, the method adopted in achieving the outcomes and the health and safety outcomes achieved in terms of improved standards – providing a baseline and evidence of the outcomes.
  4. Entrants must describe how the ‘project’ contributes to, or compliments, Helping GB Work Well or some other equivalent current UK/national strategy for health and safety improvement, for example, the Scottish Plan for Action on Safety and Health (SPlASH).
  5. Entrants must provide indicative information on the human and material resources deployed by the organisation itself and, if relevant, other partners (full cost-benefit is not required).
  6. Entrants must provide testimony from people involved in the delivery of the ‘project’ and from those who benefit from it.
  7. The innovation must have taken place within 18 months of the date that the award is closed for entries.
  8. Entrants must be willing to present their entry to the judges during a virtual meeting at a time and date to be advised. The presentation should be no more than 30 minutes.

Health & Safety Hero

  1. Nominations must be for someone based or operating in the UK. This includes individuals in member organisations of local Safety Groups. See the SGUK Outstanding Service Awards for individuals within a local Safety Group.
  2. Nominations must not be for someone fulling their normal duties in a health and safety role, unless the way they are fulfilling them is exceptional.