W.S. Lonnie Awards
The Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards recognises excellence in public sector annual reporting.
Agencies are required to include occupational safety, health and injury management information in their annual reports. The requirement is established under the Public Sector Commissioner's Circular 2012-05: Code of Practice: Occupational Safety and Health in the Western Australian Public Sector (reissued in December 2012 to supersede Circular 2009-11 and prior to this the Premier’s Circular 2007/12) and is also outlined in the Annual Reporting Framework issued by the Public Sector Commission.
Public Sector Commissioner's Circulars apply to all entities covered by the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (the Act), that is all entities created under statute for a public purpose except for those listed in Schedule 1 to the Act. For the purpose of this requirement, departments, Schedule 1, Schedule 2 and non- SES agencies were reviewed. The Department of Commerce reviewed the annual reports for compliance.
An award is given at the annual W.S. Lonnie Awards to the agency that best meets the occupational safety, health and injury management requirements as specified in the Public Sector Commissioner's Circular.
Read more about the 2014 winner and shortlist.
Work Safety Awards Western Australia
The Work Safety Awards Western Australia were introduced in January 2006 to recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management solutions and innovation that reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease in Western Australian workplaces.
The awards provide the opportunity for innovative Western Australians to gain State and National recognition for workplace safety achievements.
Category winners were announced at the Work Safety Award breakfast held in October during National Safe Work Week.
The five award categories for 2013 were:
- Best safety and health management system in the private sector;
- Best safety and health management system in the public sector;
- Best solution to an identified workplace safety and health issue;
- Best individual contribution to safety and health by a person with no formal responsibility for occupational safety and health; and
- Best individual contribution to safety and health by a person with formal responsibility for occupational safety and health.
Read more about the 2013 winner and shortlist.