Andrew Hopkins Award for Excellence in Health and Safety


To encourage and recognise staff making significant contributions to improving and promoting health and safety in the workplace


Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Significant and/or sustained contribution to improve and promote health and safety best practice in the workplace.
  • Excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified health and safety issue(s). Nominations may be for a product or process based solution, design/engineering innovation, a training program, an awareness raising activity or other control measures that reduce the risk of work-related injury or illness.
  • Overall outstanding achievement or success with demonstrated value in the area of workplace health and safety.


All staff members, except casual staff, are eligible for nomination for a Staff Award either as an individual or as part of as team. Nominees must be currently serving or have served the University in the year of the award. Current students may be included as part of team nominations as appropriate.

Nomination process

Nominations, on the ANU Awards Nomination form, should be prepared by Sponsors, that is, a supervisor or other person within the University. Sponsors should specifically address the award criteria, provide examples to support their claims, and note that additional references are not permitted, and that additional paperwork will not be considered by the Committee.

Sponsors should note that the Staff Awards recognise excellence in achievement and contribution that exceeds the normal expectations of the work undertaken by individuals and teams.

Nominations should be in writing and sent to the email address provided on the right hand side of the page by no later than 5pm on the advertised closing date.

Awards process

One award can be made each year, although in exceptional circumstances, the Committee may recommend additional awards be made.

Awardees will be contacted by Human Resources Division to provide details of the Awards Ceremony and to invite family and guests. However no formal announcements of awardees can be made prior to the Vice-Chancellor's Award Ceremony.

Recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Health and Safety Excellence Award will receive a framed Vice-Chancellor's award commemorative certificate.  Individual awardees will also receive $1000 towards professional development in health and safety. All award recipients will be published on the Staff Awards webpage.

Further information

For further information please contact Awards, details provided under Contact.

Note: Known as the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Health and Safety Excellence prior to 2017


Recipients and their details are listed on the pages below.
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