Nominations Open for the 2011 Frank Smith Award
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 17:13:34 GMT
Topic: Association News

The Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association is proud to present the Frank Smith Award. This prestigious award acknowledges practical initiatives, good practices, engaging and innovation in health and safety that can be used for potential wider application across the association's membership and wider industry.

The Frank Smith Award is awarded on an annual basis to individuals or organisations that share best practice which can help others to improve standards, raise awareness, tackle issues and improve occupational health and safety performance in their workplaces.

The award commemorates Frank Smith - past chairman of the Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association anda strong believer in sharing and communicating information between organisations and was always keen to help others and offer support.

We are looking for examples of creativity and innovation in the following areas:

  • Schemes for promoting health and safety awareness
  • Good practice in health and safety;
  • Tackling specific areas of risk;
  • Promotion of a healthier working environment;
  • Initiatives that can be shared and implemented for the benefit of wider businesses in the region.

Download the application form and information now to submit your application. All applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, 1 February 2011.

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Past Winners of the Frank Smith Award

Frank Smith Award 2010 PhotoPast winners of the award include:

  • 2010 - Chris Jerman of John Lewis plc for their SHAPE initiative for manual handling, click here for more information and press release; (image right)
  • 2009 - Tracey Stubbs of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber for a booklet that was produced to give to dental nurses undergoing qualifications;
  • 2008 - Philip Marsh of British Glass for aiding the communication of health and safety information and guidance by providing the association's website (;
  • 2007 - Sally Gilmour and Rob Nash of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS for implementing a modified edition of the HSE Stress Audit Tool for medical environments;
  • 2006 - Mick Mackfall of Firth Rixons Forgings for a simple on-line risk assessment that could be used by any organisation;


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