The 2019 New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards are now open

New Zealand’s leading health & safety award programme is now open.

It’s time to celebrate the teams, initiatives and individuals who have made our workplaces safer and healthier over the last 12 months.

The New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards, presented by Safeguard in association with WorkSafe New Zealand, recognise achievement across all aspects of health and safety.

Why Enter?

  • OPPORTUNITY FOR REFLECTION: The act of writing and submitting an entry is an opportunity to pause, put day-to-day matters to one side, and reflect on what has worked well over the last year or so, and the lessons learned. This process of critical analysis is valuable in evaluating your strengths (and ongoing challenges) in health and safety - and may spur further improvements.
  • ENGAGEMENT: Finalists and winners have the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the efforts of the teams and individuals involved, which is an opportunity to reinforce key messages to staff, customers and others across your supply chain around health and safety engagement.
  • PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF GOOD WORK: The successful initiatives or personal qualities of all finalists are acknowledged publicly at the gala dinner in front of a large audience of influential experts, executives and politicians. Further acknowledgement occurs as part of a post-awards media campaign.
  • NETWORKING AND LEARNING: Finalist or not, the gala dinner provides great learning and networking opportunities for people at all levels, from frontline workers to directors.

Entry is free and simple.

Download the entry pack here for all the information you need to prepare your entry.

Please click here to download the organisational and individual entry forms.

Entries close at 5pm, March 27 2019.

To view the photos from this year’s awards gala dinner, visit our Facebook page

Date & Location

Auckland: 28 May 2019
SKYCITY Convention Centre

Save the date!

And book your dinner tickets!


For any event enquiries please email or phone 09 361 8925


Entry pack
Organisational entry form
Individual entry form