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SHP Rising Stars in Health and Safety Awards 2019: LAST DAY TO NOMINATE!

Do you know a health and safety professional under the age of 30 who is a star in your business? If so, they could be in with a chance of winning a prestigious SHP Rising Star Award.

About the SHP Rising Star Awards

In 2015 SHP launched the SHP Rising Star Awards to recognise young professionals in health and safety who were raising the bar. Five years on, we have continued to add categories, including Rising Stars Wellbeing and Rising Star Innovation, to recognise achievement in some exciting and developing areas of the profession, to tie in with SHP and Safety & Health Expo’s New Safety and Health campaign and to build on the success of the awards.

Awards categories

You can nominate yourself, a colleague or anyone else who you think deserves the recognition. There are eight categories to choose from. The nomination deadline has been extended, but MUST CLOSE on Friday 10 May 2019.

  • International Rising Star (under 30 years old, based outside of the UK);
  • Rising Star Wellbeing Award (under 30 years old, best example of improving worker wellbeing;
  • Rising Star Innovation Award (under 30 years old, demonstrating the use of innovation and/or technology to improve health and safety);
  • Rising Star Construction Industry Award (under 30 years old, demonstrating health and safety excellence in a construction setting);
  • Rising Star Manufacturing Award (under 30 years old, demonstrating health and safety excellence in a manufacturing setting);
  • Rising Star Transport Industry Award (under 30 years old, demonstrating health and safety excellence in a transport setting);
  • Rising Star Utilities Award (under 30 years old, demonstrating health and safety excellence in a construction setting);
  • Rising Star UK Award (open to everyone under 30 years old, including those shortlisted for any of the above categories).

Judging process

A panel of judges, made up of senior health and safety professionals, will assess applications on 6 June. Shortly thereafter, candidates who have made the shortlist will be contacted and the shortlist will be announced on SHP.

In 2018 the entries that received the most attention from the judges were those that provided clear examples of where a nominee was going above and beyond their normal role, affecting change in their organisation and showing real innovation.

“I was involved in the judging last year and there was debate and disagreement across every category – the best sign that these awards are taken very seriously across the industry and further testament to those that eventually won,” said Chris Edwards, Brand Director, SHP and Safety & Health Expo.

Perks for everyone shortlisted

All finalists will be invited to attend a special networking event at Safety and Health Expo. Representatives from the London H&S Directors Forum and the judges from the Rising Stars Awards will be meeting with the shortlisted finalists for a series of round table speed networking discussions, after which the winners will be announced.

This is a great opportunity for everyone shortlisted to meet some of the most experienced health and safety professionals leading the major safety critical organisations in the capital and the wider UK, including Acre, APM Terminals, Docklands Light Railway, ISS UK, Sellafield, Siemens, Thames Water and Tideway.

What do the winners get?

Winners of each category will then be invited to a two-day training programme in London. Day one will give them a chance to hear from several leading Health and Safety professionals on specialist health and safety topics. The second day, in association with Acre Frameworks, will focus on developing soft skills such as leadership, communication and presentation skills.

“Last year one of the real benefits we heard about from the finalists was the opportunity to meet likeminded people at a similar stage in their career. We want to take this further by facilitating a two day training programme for all winners where they will not only be able to further their professional knowledge but they’ll be able to form a network of people in similar positions,” said Chris Edwards.

On the same day as the networking event, Wednesday 19 June at Safety and Health Expo, an awards presentation will take place and the winners will be announced. They will be presented with a trophy and will be celebrated in an article on SHP.

Jyssica Murphy

Rising Star UK winner 2018: Jyssica Murphy, Health & Safety Advisor at housing group Torus, being presented with her award by Karl Simons, from Thames Water.

Last year’s winners

In 2018 we celebrated the achievements of three outstanding winners. You can read more about last year’s winners and their achievements here.

Rising Star UK winner 2018: Jyssica Murphy, Health & Safety Advisor at housing group Torus.

Rising Star International winner 2018: Sanjay Rajasekaran, Group Safety & Health Manager at Tata Sons Ltd in India.

Biggest Impact winner 2018: Tina McGennity, Projects Division HSE Manager at JCA Engineering.

“We look forward to receiving your entries and nominations this year and to another difficult round of judging,” concluded Chris Edwards.

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Mathew Raju

I would like to apply for Health Safety award

Ian Hart
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Mathew Raju
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I would like to apply for 2019
Health Safety award


just for clarity before I nominate an associate, is the age bracket 30 & under?

Ian Hart
Ian Hart

That’s corrrect Greg, yes.