“We are delighted to be continuing our support of this award,” said Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter.
“Focusing on health and safety in the design process helps eliminate hazards and risks before they enter the workplace.”
The award will be judged against specific criteria including safety in construction, use and maintenance, safety innovation and health and safety impact.
Past winners include Bombardier Transportation Australia for their Melbourne tram LRV E-Class Design Enhancement using ergonomic design features to enhance both driver and public safety in 2017, and Makinex Construction Products for their powered hand truck enabling one person to safely lift and load goods up to 140kg, in 2016.
The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.
Safe Work Australia’s publication Principles of Good Work Design demonstrates how to achieve good design of work and work processes.
For more information and to submit an entry, see the Good Design Australia website. Online registrations close Friday, 9 March 2018.
Credit: Worksafe Australia (28/02/2018).