SHP Rising Star Awards

Enter the SHP Rising Star Awards

SHP Rising Star Awards is free to enter and open to all health and safety professionals under the age of 30 working in the UK.

You can enter yourself or someone else. The entry deadline is Friday 5 November.

SHP Rising Star Awards 2021, in collaboration with Shirley Parsons, HSEQ talent experts, comprises of four categories:

Rising Star UK: Recognising young health & safety professionals, across all sectors, going above and beyond to improve occupational health, safety and/or workplace wellbeing in the UK.

Rising Star in Construction: Recognising individuals in the UK construction sector going above and beyond to improve occupational health, safety and/or workplace wellbeing. Every submission in this category will also automatically be entered into Rising Star UK.

Rising Star in Manufacturing: Recognising individuals in the UK manufacturing sector going above and beyond to improve occupational health, safety and/or workplace wellbeing. Every submission in this category will also automatically be entered into Rising Star UK.

Rising Star International: Recognising health & safety professionals under the age of 30, across all sectors, going above and beyond to improve occupational health, safety and/or workplace wellbeing from across the globe.

Entries for Rising Star in Construction and Rising Star in Manufacturing will automatically be entered into the Rising Star UK category.

Click here for a helpful guide to entering the SHP Awards.

Things to consider when submitting an entry

  • Make 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.

What the judges are looking for

“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?”

“I am looking to see individuals who have clearly demonstrated 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.”

Rob Jukes, who was named as SHP Rising Star UK and Rising Star in Manufacturing in 2019, and is a judge 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.”

To enter the SHP Rising Star Awards, simply fill out the form opposite.

Click here to view all of the SHP Awards categories.

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