18th September 2017
For Training Wheels, a privately owned Registered Training Organisation (RTO) holding ASQA Delegate Status, there’s no shortcut to safety. They believe they are able to offer high quality training courses by not cutting corners and that means NO...
5th August 2017
Thanks to Hunter Headline for featuring the Hunter Safety Awards launch. For the third year, the Hunter Safety Awards are calling for nominations in the field of work health and safety. Awards Founder, Sarah-Jane Dunford said she was thrilled to...
Working smart – The Hunter Safety Awards
4th August 2017
Thanks to OHS.com.au for featuring the Hunter Safety Awards launch. There’s no doubt that workplace health and safety (WHS) impacts many people’s lives across a variety of sectors and industries. For some the daily risks are greater and safety is...
1st August 2017
Thanks to Newcastle Herald for featuring the Hunter Safety Awards launch. NOMINATIONS are open for the third edition of the Hunter Safety Awards. Awards founder Sarah-Jane Dunford urged local organisations to nominate for the awards, which focus on...
26th July 2017
For the third year, the Hunter Safety Awards are calling for nominations in the field of work health and safety. Awards founder, Sarah-Jane Dunford, said she was thrilled to bring back the awards again and welcome AGL Energy as a new major sponsor...
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...

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