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September 28, 2021

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A helpful guide to entering the SHP Awards

Here are some helpful tips to ensure your SHP Awards submission stands out from the crowd…

  • SHP Awards Logo SquareMake your entry as detailed and informative as you can, as this will help the judges during their deliberations;
  • Try to provide tangible evidence to support what you or your nominee has achieved when explaining why they have been nominated.

The judges will be wanting to see physical evidence as to HOW the nominee has made a difference.

Things to consider:

  • Do you have any supporting data that resulted from a campaign or initiative that was implemented by the nominee?
  • Have they put something in place that has made a significant change in the business, if so, what? What did it mean for the company?

Also, another key thing the judges look out for, is what the person is doing that is above and beyond their day job.

  • What are they doing to support the local community?
  • How are they assisting people/businesses within your sector?

Comments from previous years judges about what they look for in an entry:

  • “Show technique, an outcome (with a measurable result) or even outstanding charisma and influencing skill (with an objective result).”
  • “Display evidence of person-centred approaches to health and safety, evidence of the impact made and innovation.”
  • “Portray pure passion and innovative programs which have made a difference in making people safer at work.”
  • “Provide feedback from the people or companies impacted by this project or person. How has the project developed?”
  • “Demonstrate the right attitude and dedication to succeed.”
  • “Describe the measures they used to determine they made a positive impact and mistakes they made and learnt from and what would they do differently if they had a magic wand.”
Robert Jukes-Rising Star

Robert Jukes (left), collecting his Manufacturing Award from Steve Hails, Health & Safety Director at Tideway.

Rob Jukes, who was named as SHP Rising Star UK and Rising Star in Manufacturing in 2019, was a judge last year and is on this year’s panel, had the following words of advice: “When I’m judging the nominations, I will be looking for individuals who have clearly demonstrated the right attitude and dedication to succeed. From responding to challenges in the right manner and putting in the hard work and the sacrifice to better themselves and their organisations.

“I firmly believe the SHP Rising Star awards showcase those who have demonstrated the potential and ability to be great, to become a future leader within the profession.

“When you look at past finalists, they have all demonstrated an ability to succeed within their role and have gone further by being involved in various industry schemes and projects. If you then look at the winners, they have demonstrated that they have a clear passion for the profession. That they really care for their employees and have put so much effort and hard work into helping the employees they are responsible for be healthy and safe at work and the organisations to which they belong succeed. For me they are people that inspire me and remind me how great this profession is.”

For 2021, the SHP Awards are in collaboration with Shirley Parsons, HSEQ talent experts.

Click here for category information and to enter the 2021 SHP Awards

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