Time to enter IOSH’s 2016 Excellence in Communication Award

Entries are open for IOSH’s Excellence in Communication Award.

Les Pearce (centre) accepts the 2015 Excellence in Communication Award. Photo: Steve Burden Photography
Les Pearce (centre) accepts the 2015 Excellence in Communication Award. Photo: Steve Burden Photography

Judges are looking for projects which successfully promoted occupational safety and health to a particular audience or committees – or individuals on it – which have demonstrated sustained commitment to communications.

IOSH gives the award out every year to recognise the efforts that its networks have gone to in promoting occupational safety and health.

This year, the Institution is looking for two types of entries: a project, initiative or tool; and committees and individuals. 

In the first category, judges will be looking for clear project objectives, creative and effective implementation and tangible and demonstrable results. Entries must provide up to five pieces of evidence, including media evaluation, copies of media coverage, web links and photography.

Entries in the second category should demonstrate how a committee or individual has showed ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to communications. Three pieces of evidence can be submitted with the entries.

Last year, the award was won by the Mid Shires Branch (then known as the Midland Branch East District) for using their annual seminar to investigate the issue of occupational road risk. 

Members worked in partnership with other organisations including RoSPA, the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the Freight Transport Association, to share examples of best practice on ensuring the safety of employees who drive for work.

On winning the award, Branch Chair Les Pearce said: “The team was so motivated. Everyone is full of the joys after winning.”

The deadline for entries to the 2016 awards is midnight on Sunday 25 September. After the deadline passes, a shortlist will be determined and the winner will be announced at IOSH’s annual Networks Conference at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 1-2 November.

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