Safety Innovation Award

The Safety Innovation Award was held for the first time in 2019.  This award allows HVIA members to either nominate a safety product, safety feature or safety system that has been brought to market or implemented to make your product(s) or workplace safer.

So this award is open to both – an in house solution which is making your workplace safer or a new product, technology, or piece of equipment which is making your product range safer for your customers or the heavy vehicle industry.

As this is an Innovation Award, the bulk of the scoring is for originality, so be mindful to address how innovative the solution is in the heavy vehicle industry, also remember to tell us how it works, the process involved and how effective it has been. 

When addressing effectiveness – the more information, statistics you can provide the better.

It has to be operational to be eligible for nomination and the judges love to see pictures/video to help them understand.


The Safety Innovation Award is an employer nominated award. To meet the Award criteria, the nominee must:

  • Be a financial HVIA member company up to date with members dues;
  • Wholly owned branches and subsidiary companies of the HVIA primary member can nominate;
  • Must be able to highlight how the nomination is innovative;
  • Must be able to demonstrate that it has been implemented in the past two years or is currently in use;
  • The innovation must have resulted in a positive change that can be demonstrated through the judging criteria; and
  • The nomination must be signed off by a senior manager of the Member company.


  • What is the Safety Innovation? (Originality)
  • What impact has the safety innovation had on the business?
  • How transferable is the safety solution to other branches of the business?
  • What level of consultation or engagement (internal or external i.e. staff, customers, suppliers) was undertaken to implement the safety solution?
  • How effective has the safety solution been?

Important: Nominees are encouraged to accompany their submission with a video, photos or other supporting material, which assists in answering the above questions to assist the judging panel.


  • Originality (20)
  • Impact on the business (10)
  • Transferability (5)
  • Consultation and Engagement (5)
  • Effectiveness of the innovation (10)


Regional and national winners will be announced at a cocktail evening on the Thursday 21st October in Melbourne and the HVIA Gala Awards event in Brisbane on Friday 19th November 2021.

The regional winners and the national award winner will receive a certificate, recognised by HVIA at the Gala Awards Dinner and their names will be publicised in all available platforms.

Nominations are now open – closing Friday 20 August 2021.

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2019 HVIA Safety Innovation Award Winner

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2019 HVIA Product Innovation Award Winner

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HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said the 2020 HVIA National Awards is a great opportunity for members to recognise the dedication and commitment of their teams.
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