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2023 Hunter Safety Awards

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Following a successful in-person award ceremony held on Thursday 12 May 2022, the Hunter Safety Awards applications are once again open for 2023.

The annual event, which is the biggest evening on the Hunter work, health, and safety (WHS) calendar will once again focus on celebrating the businesses and individuals within the region who are demonstrating best-practice and innovative approaches when it comes to all facets of WHS.

In 2023, the Hunter Safety Awards will be welcoming back several sponsors from last year, including AGL as the major sponsor for the sixth year running.

General Manager Liddell and Bayswater, Len McLachlan said AGL is proud to back the best in safety in the Hunter region again for 2023.

“Safety of our people, community and customers is one of AGL’s core values,” Len said.

“It’s important to showcase and recognise the innovative ways businesses and individuals are committing to safety.

“The Hunter Safety Awards are an excellent opportunity for our region to celebrate those who are paving the way for a better future of work, health and safety in the Hunter.”

Submissions are open to eligible local businesses and individuals who have integrated work, health and safety as part of their core business.

Every business who is a finalist is automatically entered into the WHS Business of the Year award, which is awarded by judges to a business who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to safety both through their award application and day-to-day operations.

2022 WHS Business of the Year winner, Fenech Demolition were stunned with their award wins. Manager of Fenech Demolition, Julian Fenech said safety was and always will be a non-negotiable to their team.

“We’ve taken safety to another level, not just on the job site, but in our workplace where it all begins,” Julian said. “At the end of the day everybody wants to go home to their families, and as a family-owned business that’s what we’re all about.”

“If you’ve got a great idea that has improved safety in your business, or an innovative program we encourage you to enter the Hunter Safety Awards like us.

“As a small business we didn’t expect to take home the big award and couldn’t have been more grateful for the recognition it has offered our business in the WHS space,” Julian said.

The founder of the Hunter Safety Awards, Sarah-Jane Dunford said she’s looking forward to reviewing a new wave of submissions for 2023.

“Following two and a half years of challenges, this year has offered additional time for businesses to implement some new processes and programs for health and safety,” Sarah-Jane said.  

“We’re hoping to see even more submissions in 2023 than previous years, with innovative ideas we can all implement in our own work environment.”

Award criteria and submission guidelines for Hunter businesses can be downloaded at www.huntersafetyawards.com.au
There are 13 award categories.
Applications for all submissions will close at 5:00 pm on Monday 14 November 2022.

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