20th March 2017
Local family owned and operated business, Mainstream Industries, were crowned the winners of the ‘gold’ safety helmet trophy as the WHS Business of the Year, sponsored by Blackwoods, at the second annual Hunter Safety Awards. All the winners were...
24th January 2017
A panel of industry experts and sponsor representatives has chosen the finalists for the 2017 Hunter Safety Awards. Launched in 2016, the Hunter Safety Awards were developed to highlight and acknowledge companies and individuals within the Hunter...
8th December 2016
For James Wood the indifferent approach his company took to work Health and Safety (WHS) had some very real consequences for him – a lifetime in a wheelchair. But it also resulted in James becoming a passionate advocate for proactive WHS by...
10th October 2016
As featured in Hunter Headline - Why safety awards are so important By Sarah-Jane Dunford It can sometimes seem like there is an award ceremony for everything and anything. Which is why I was initially hesitant to launch the Hunter Safety Awards. I...
4th October 2016
Hunter Industry News (formerly Coalface Magazine) has launched their October edition, with a focus on WHS. As a valued media partner of the Hunter Safety Awards, Hunter Industry News. Magazine Publisher, Julie Wicks, says that The Hunter Region is...
Safety is personal for Sarah-Jane Dunford
15th September 2016
Having been personally affected by workplace safety, Sarah-Jane Dunford is on a mission to make safety a priority in workplaces. She wants to change Australian and Hunter workplaces from having a culture of penalty, to a culture of proactive and...
Todd Sergeant from 2NURFM interviews Sarah-Jane Dunford
30th August 2016
Hunter Safety Awards founder, Sarah-Jane Dunford, was recently interviewed by Todd Sergeant from 2NURFM. Click here to listen!
24th August 2016
After an impressive inaugural event, the Hunter Safety Awards has opened up nominations for the 2017 awards. The 11 categories cover Work Health and Safety (WHS) leadership, management, improvement, training and innovative ideas, with submissions...
21st March 2016
At a gala awards presentation, the inaugural winners of the Hunter Safety Awards were announced on Friday evening (18 March 2016). The ‘gold’ safety helmet, sponsored by Blackwoods, was awarded to Port Hunter Conveyors, as the WHS Business of the...
3rd February 2016
A panel of industry experts and sponsor representatives has decided the inaugural finalists for the Hunter Safety Awards. Hunter Safety Awards founder, Sarah-Jane Dunford, said it was a rigorous process, with a number of close decisions. “It was...
Organisers of the inaugural Hunter Safety Awards are encouraging local organisations to use National Safe Work Month as a prompt to reflect on work, health and safety (WHS) in their workplace and nominate for the Hunter Safety Awards.  The Awards aim to recognise and reward those local workplaces that are striving to build innovative WHS cultures.  Hunter Safety Awards founder Sarah-Jane Dunford said that there are businesses that are embracing WHS as a core element of their workplace strategy and operation
23rd October 2015
Thank you to Hunter Headline for the below article, which appeared on their website on 19 October 2015. Organisers of the inaugural Hunter Safety Awards are encouraging local organisations to use National Safe Work Month as a prompt to reflect on...
19th October 2015
The deadline for award submissions is next month, so it is important that you download the criteria now and start working on your application! The entry process is very straightforward, so we encourage all Hunter-based businesses to consider the...
2nd September 2015
Every month the (free!) Coalface magazine does a great job of reporting on what’s happening within the mining sector from both an industry and a community perspective. We were thrilled to have Hunter Safety Awards organiser, Sarah-Jane Dunford,...
The benefit to your business when you enter awards
1st August 2015
The deadline for the Hunter Safety Awards application is a only few months away, so we thought it would be a good idea to remind you the benefits you can receive from entering business awards. Taking Stock We have noticed that many businesses are...
http://www.huntersafetyawards.com.au/blog/blackwoods-support-workplace-safety-in-the-hunter-business-community
1st July 2015
Blackwoods have demonstrated their commitment to both workplace safety and the Hunter community by committing to the region as the Major Sponsor for the Hunter Safety Awards. Branch Manager Singleton, David Biddles, said that Blackwoods are a...

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