Shell Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Award 2021

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Entries for this category should show the results that can be achieved with commitment to and requirement for HSSE excellence in projects.  

This is an all-inclusive award and entries are welcome from any sector and any size of project, commercial or non-commercial, across the globe. The key expectation is that true passion for HSSE excellence, which translates into continuous improvement, will be demonstrated. The award recognises the contribution that HSSE management in projects makes to the wellbeing of society as a whole. 

We require entrants to this category to produce a submission of up to 3,000 words detailing how they have met the judging criteria. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission. This category is one stage (written submission) only and is open to organisations across all sectors globally. 

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Looking for inspiration? View our 2020 winner and finalists below


PROJECT: Sellafield Ltd: Project Delivery Directorate
ENTERED BY: John Taylor

HSSE is at the heart of everything Sellafield Ltd does. The safe and secure stewardship of the site, reduction of high hazard and risks, care for the environment and employee and partner wellbeing is vital.

This has been tested significantly in the last few months, with the complexity added by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sellafield Ltd has responded to lockdown and to controlled restart in a way that maintains safe, secure stewardship of the site.

In addition, Sellafield Ltd has delivered a number of HSSE achievements in its complex project delivery this year, developing ever more robust controls and continuous improvement.



PROJECT: ACT Group: Hamad International Airport Western Extension Doha Qatar  
ENTERED BY: Geoffrey Conroy and Panos Theodoropoulos 

This entry has been prepared based on the research work undertaken by the author at Cranfield University in 1993 and the subsequent project management experiences gained over the past 25 years on major International multinational high value projects.

Most of which were in the Gulf region. The submission showcases a Project Control System developed by the author that takes a risk based approach to managing the primary success criteria as per the APM and PMI bodies of knowledge. The tool is a web based system able to be accessed from mobile devices which significantly improves the successful delivery of HSSE.


PROJECT: Coalo: Social value programme
ENTERED BY: Sarah Gardner

Founded in 2017, Coalo is wholly owned by the London Borough of Hounslow. Coalo has a public sector heritage, but a private sector management approach. Social value is at the heart of what we do. Our name, Coalo, means sustain and nurture in Latin. Our aim is to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the areas where we operate.

Sarah Gardner programme manages all the strategic programmes for the company and is responsible for managing the social value programme. She has been instrumental in driving this programme forward and is a strong advocate of social value, having several voluntary roles including being a trustee of a charity and vice-chair of a not for profit board. Sarah was also shortlisted for the Chartered Manager of the Year award 2020.

(Coalo are Investors in People Silver accredited and ROSPA gold). certified for Health and Safety).


PROJECT: Mott MacDonald and Jacobs Engineering: Defence Building Life Extension Project 
ENTERED BY: Julia Barr 

I am nominating my project team for its innovative approach to HSSE in the light of Covid-19 restrictions, and for its success in ensuring no delay to the project was attributable to the Covid-19 crisis, as well as for the exceptional incident rate, phenomenal effort, collaborative skill and work ethic of the entire team in securing this success and all of our safety, and the positive steps taken to take care of our mental health during these unusual times.

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