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SH Awards - 30 Entries inside a week


Last week saw 30 more entries alone being submitted for next year’s SHAwards from companies across the whole supply chain.


Entrants are hoping for success in the very first Safer Highways organised awards, set up to recognise excellence in health, safety and wellbeing.


The SHAwards celebrate and bring together the whole sector and the wider highways industry, to provide a platform to embrace and recognise best practice, recognising those who have gone above and beyond in their approach to delivering this, alongside new ways of working, collaboration and developing products, concepts and service that provide solutions to the variety of challenges we face on the local and strategic networks, relating to keeping our roadworkers and road users safe.


You could be one of the winners announced at the awards ceremony on June 8th next year at Evolution London in Battersea Park, also the venue for next year’s SH L!ve exhibition and conference taking place across June 8th and 9th.


There are 14 categories in the awards covering mental health, wellbeing and safety as well as individual and team categories such as Rising Star, the Chairman’s Award-sponsored by Morgan Sindall and the Lifetime Achievement Award-sponsored by Galliford Try.


So why enter?

*A unique opportunity to get recognition not only in front of the audience on the night but also in front of tens of thousands of dedicated health, safety and wellbeing professionals that engage with the Safer Highways organisation

*An opportunity to get acknowledged among your industry peers, providing further chance to collaborate and develop ideas and solutions

*A chance for your company to be noticed for organisational excellence

*All winners will be supported and promoted after the awards through all Safer Highways media channels as well as other health and safety publications and the wider highways media.

How to enter:

We want these awards to be different, so we don’t want pages of text. But we do want you to:

*Fill in your details and select the category you wish to enter. Complete a maximum 100 word summary that supports your entry, then upload or send a link to your video file. Once you have entered share your entry promoting your excellence and get your peers to vote for you.


Tips for entry-category-by-category. Things you need to think about when compiling your entry:


Safer Highways Rising Star Award:

*Why is this person a ‘rising star’ and why should they win this award?

*Why have they had an impact on the sector in a short space of time?

*How has person has contributed to demonstrating excellence and/or has delivered best practice to help their organisation or the wider industry sector?


SH Highways Hero Award:

*What this individual has achieved and the reasons why they should be considered a ‘highways hero’

*Describe how this person’s notable contribution has been made

*How has his/her leadership benefitted the team working underneath them or inspired the team around them? Include projects he/she has been involved with

Safer Highways Communities Hero Award:

*What this individual has achieved and the reasons why they should be considered a communities hero?

*Describe how this person has exceled and explain in details the projects/initiatives they have been involved with?

*Why would members of the team or organisations and clients consider that person a communities hero?


Safer Road Users Initiative:

*How the project improved safety for road users?

*What road safety challenges required addressing and how were they overcome?

*Describe in detail how this project improves safety of road users. Detail how you measure the performance and/or impact of the project.


Best Health and Safety on a Project:

*How the innovation, product or initiative has benefitted the whole supply chain and highlight why this was a collaborative effort

*What are the benefits to the collaboration in terms of efficiency and effectiveness?

*Give details of the outline of the product, initiative or innovation and how you measured the success/delivery/implementation of it


Mental Health Initiative:

*What the organisation has achieved and how they have driven improvements in mental health?

*How has the organisations leadership benefitted the team and the wider mental health sector, including the projects he/she has been involved with?

*Describe how this organisation has exceled and explain in detail the projects/initiative they have been involved with?


Innovation challenge for SME around Health and Wellbeing:

*What was the problem/challenge you were trying to solve in terms of health and wellbeing?

*Describe the trials you have undertaken and the implementation phase as well as the process for monitoring the impacts/success/benefits of the project so far?

*Describe how you think your product etc could help solve problems on the network with health and wellbeing in the long-term and tell us how you think it could be developed further?


Innovation Challenge for an SME around safety:

*What was the problem/challenge you were trying to solve in terms of safety?

*What were the challenges met in developing the initiative, project, product or service?

*What were the challenges met in developing the initiative project, product or service?


Environmental Initiative of the Year:

*Summarise the commitment to improving the environment for road workers and the wider community

*Explain what environmental challenges you sought to overcome or improve with your initiative

*Explain how this initiative is future-ready and/or how it can be developed in the future


Innovation of the Year:

*What was the problem/challenge you were trying to solve?

*What were the challenges met in developing the initiative, project, product or service?

*Describe how you think your product etc could help solve problems on the network with safety in the long-term and tell us how you think it could be developed further?


Cross Sector Collaboration in Health, Safety and Wellbeing:

*Summarise how this collaborative work has delivered tangible benefits across multiple sectors

*Describe how the collaboration was planned and worked for the good of this project, how many partners were involved and what each of them contributed

*How were the benefits realised across several sectors?


Supply Chain Health and Wellbeing Initiative:

*Summarise how the organisation embodies the spirit of Safer Highways and actively owns, develops and delivers health and wellbeing throughout the workforce.

*Explain your overall approach to health and wellbeing and the main things you wanted to achieve

*Tell us how you measured the success of your health and wellbeing project


Chairman’s Award: This award is the ultimate accolade and is awarded at the sole discretion of the Safer Highways Chairman and chosen from the shortlisted finalists in each of the categories.


Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety: Awarded by principal Sponsor Galliford Try in consultation with the Chief Executive of Safer Highways to an individual who throughout his career has made an outstanding contribution to Health and Safety.


Commenting on the raft of new entries, Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways said: “It is fantastic to see so many entries in just week adding to those who have already submitted theirs into these important awards-the very first to recognise excellence and best practice in health, safety and wellbeing. The SHAwards further embodies Safer Highways’ ambition for the highways sector to become a beacon of best practice for the good management of all health, safety and wellbeing issues, and that other sectors look to us as leaders in this field. I urge other highways companies to consider to join our growing list of entrants to help us recognise those who are making roads safer for road workers and road users.”


All information is at: www.shawards.uk


If you any questions about entering or attending the awards please email:

events@saferhighways.co.uk


If you are interested in sponsoring a category, please email: adrian.tatum@saferhighways.co.uk


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