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

Sponsored by Shell

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. 

View full category criteria


PROJECT: Safety Task Force 
ENTERED BY: Network Rail

The Safety Task Force was formed to improve the safety of our track workers. 13 000 workers are on track every day and their families expect them to come home every day. Since July 2019, we have lost four track colleagues and we are determined that nobody will be next.  

  • We are reducing, as far as reasonably practicable, track worker risk. Providing improved planning methods, track safety equipment and training whilst avoiding the transfer risks to other parts of the business.  
  • We are changing customs and practices to maintain the railway that have been used since the Victoria times 


PROJECT: Response to the Covid-19 pandemic 
ENTERED BY: Sellafield Ltd. 

Keeping the UK’s nuclear legacy safe stops for nothing, not even a global health emergency. And maintaining pace in Sellafield’s mission is critical, so every day counts when it comes to cleaning up the high hazards in the site’s ageing facilities. Sellafield has progressed its critical path even through this unprecedented year through a number of complex and careful safety interventions, including a pioneering approach to test-and-trace to keep its employees, contractors and local communities safe – one of the best of its kind in the UK – and a lead-and-learn restart of one of its most significant multimillion pound major projects. 


PROJECT: The National Road Trac Census of Great Britain 

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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