Occupational Health and Safety Young Person of the Year Awards

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
North Manchester Health and Safety Advisory Group

Who should enter?
Occupational Health and Safety Young Person of the Year Award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s or young person’s exceptional occupational health and safety progress and their contribution to safety in the workplace during their apprenticeship, training or employment.
To enter, Applicants must be based in the United Kingdom and be aged 25 years or under on the date of application.


The prize for the award consists of a certificate, a trophy, £50 voucher for educational materials and supporting gifts.

How to enter
Applicants must read these entry guidelines carefully before completing the attached Occupational Health and Safety Young Person of the Year Award application form.
There are two categories this year (i) individual and (ii) team.

Year of Submission 2018
Closing date for entries – May 25th 2018
Winner notified – first week of June 2018
Prize award – Thursday 21st June 2018
Entries received after this date will not be accepted. The awards will be presented at the Stephen Horrocks Memorial Conference to be held on Thursday 21st June 2018, at the North Manchester Health and Safety Advisory Group annual conference event.

Completing the form
Judges are looking for young persons who have shown tremendous progress in health and safety throughout their work placement, apprenticeship or employment, as well as demonstrating the difference they have made to the occupational health and safety of the organisation they worked in.
Make sure you give the judges hard evidence to base their decisions on. Include examples which demonstrate your inspirational qualities through commitment to your personal development; outstanding contributions to developing a safe workplace; where you have exceeded expectations; and on your achievement and attainment in occupational health and safety.

Applications should be completed and submitted by the young person themselves. Young people could seek assistance from their employer or training provider to ensure the answers are completed as fully as possible.  Applicants should ensure that they keep within the word count, and that they write succinctly using plain English, avoiding jargon.

Applications allow you to attach supporting evidence. This allows you to include photographs, a chart, table or graph to help demonstrate metrics such as statistics, quantifiable information and comparative data. Remember to provide a base line to show how you have progressed in health and safety during your work placement, employment or apprenticeship.

All applications require a reference and it is strongly recommended that the employer or health and safety professional complete this and it is included in section 4 of the application form.  In this instance please return completed application forms to:
cbamber@olceurope.com and copy rskillen@olceurope.com

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