1. Is the award free?

Yes the award is free. No cost is associated with nomination and been shortlisted. The award is strictly base on merit.

2. What is the timeline for the entire process?

Entries open                                             June 26, 2023

Entries closes                                           July 20,  2023

Shortlisted Nominees notified                 Between July – August 2023

Shortlisted nominees interviews with Journalist for an exclusive in the award edition    August – September, 2023

Gala dinner- winners are announced and celebrated at an hybrid event (Virtual and Physical) November 9-10 , 2023.

3. When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline is July, 14, 2023 for all awards. 

4. What’s the award about?

Africa Safety Award For Excellence (AfriSAFE) is an annual award project raising awareness in all areas of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE), while also celebrating and showcasing the efforts and achievements of organizations, individuals and groups that go above and beyond to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for the benefit of mankind and the environment.

AfriSAFE is more than ‘Just an Award’; it is an Agenda; it is a movement for change— a clarion call for a Safer Workplace!

Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives. 

5. What is the complete process?

Step 1: Nominate your company or any individual for an award, you can also nominate yourself. There are 8 award categories for the organization and 14 for individual open for nominations.

Step 2: Your nomination is vetted to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and it undergoes a quick initial review. Your nominees will receive a nomination email if they are moving on to the next. They will be required to answer a brief assessment questions and submit required documents (The documents are protected under the relevant data protection regulation).

Step 3: Our judges review your assessment and document submitted, they may require asking further questions via phone calls. For some of the organizations award categories, we mightbe required to visit your site. Not all award categories have this requirement. The judges then determine the finalist.

Step 4: If you are a finalist, you will be required to co-operate with the media team, on a variety of items, such as filming a video, interviewed and submitting photos of your workplace. There are tight deadlines for these, many of which are occurring between July and August, and you will be required to meet these deadlines. Your corporate communication team / department should be carried along early on this to alleviate any concerns.

Step 5: The finalist attend an hybrid (Virtual and Physical) award gala celebration in November in Lagos, Nigeria to receive their certificate for nomination and overall winners are announced and given a distinctive award plaque. While some nominee receives other special gift package from cash price to HSE course coupon etc.  


6. Can I apply for multiple awards?

Yes, you can apply for any or all of the Safety Award

8. Does sponsorship guarantee my organization of an award?

No. Sponsorship or support doesn’t guarantee an award. Sponsors have their benefits and recognition.

9. will my nomination information be publicly available?

No. Your nomination information is confidential and are protected under the relevant data protection regulation. The only people who will see it is the AfriSAFE organizing committee and the judges.

Please Note: Submitting multiple duplicate entries does not enhance your chances of winning