Welcome to the Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE) Hall of Fame 2016 Awards Website

The 9jaSAFE Awards is Nigeria most prestigious and respected award for safety professionals/practitioners across Nigeria.

Its objective is to recognise outstanding performances and laudable initiatives of companies and individuals; and to foster and promote Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) best practices in the workplace and in the nation.

Safety Record Newspaper, the organizer of 9jaSAFE Awards has been in existence for over a decade and is a vanguard at championing news around the health and safety industry, being Nigeria’s premier HSE specialized publication. Having been directly serving the HSE industry, we thought to spearhead a reward initiative that will further expand the offerings of the industry and so 9jaSAFE AWARDS was birthed.

The Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence, Hall of Fame (9jaSAFE AWARDS) now in its second year is the foremost independent Nigeria Safety Award that recognises outstanding performances and laudable initiatives of companies and individuals. The aim is to foster and promote Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) best practices in the workplace.

The first edition of this landmark award event was held on the 4th of September, 2015 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos. It was executed excellently and discussions centered around deepening the opportunities yet to be explored in the HSE industry. It was a convergence of HSE professionals majorly organisations and stakeholders in Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Emergency response, Telecommunication, Aviation, Banking, Transportation among others.

Nomination has ended. Thanks for your involvement.

How nominees were chosen

Nominations are open to HSE professionals, reputable safety stakeholders (Institutes, State commissions, Directorates, Ministries, etc.) and the general public for the award. All nominees will be contacted through emails to provide evidence to justify their nominations.

Judging Criteria

The judges (who are respected professionals in the field of HSE) will access the evidence of how nominees (based on different categories) achieved excellence in promoting and raising safety consciousness in the following areas:

  • Innovation, Initiatives and achievement
  • Teamwork (including communication with partners outside the department)
  • Leadership
  • Effective use of resources
  • Impact on employees, the business / organization and the environment
  • Awareness / Advocacy / Training
  • Publication / Media campaign
  • Humanitarian / Corporate social responsibility / Sponsorship
  • Rescue operation
  • Safety policy / Procedure
  • The shortlisted nominees for the 9jaSAFE Awards 2016 will be contacted and names will be published in the Newspaper and on the website. The winners for each category will be announced at the 9jaSAFE Award gala night at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos on a date to be announced in August 2016.

    Why enter?

    Safety Record Newspaper is Nigeria’s foremost HSE publication in the nation, and an independent body promoting excellence in safety in the workplace.

    Accordingly, the second edition of the Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence, Hall of Fame (9JA SAFE AWARDS 2016), will celebrate organisations and people that recognise HSE as a cornerstone of elite business performance.

    Whilst your safety heroes are leading the charge in best practice in safety, the benefits of maintaining this focus and ‘breaking new ground’ are far reaching for organisations and individuals.

    These benefits are not limited to health and safety personnel but have positive outcomes for:

    • Human resources
    • Marketing
    • Business development
    • General management

    In summary, the awards are a celebration of best practice, best people and best performance.

    Here are just a few reasons to get involved…

    Best Practice

    • Raise the profile of your organisation and people in a national forum
    • Share specialist knowledge and network with industry leaders
    • Great opportunity to review and re-assess your health and safety objectives and benchmark against industry leaders
    • Achieve broad reaching recognition

    Best People

    • Enhance your recognition as an employer of choice
    • Leverage your award winning credibility to attract, retain and motivate employees
    • Create a loyal and passionate workforce
    • Encourage innovation and improvement amongst your employees

    Best Performance

    • Utilise your Award winning status to enhance business development
    • Enjoy the support of the media in marketing your organisation
    • Benefit from your focus on safety to increase productivity and generate sustainable competitive advantage
    • Develop your reputation as a leader and good corporate citizen


    • Attendance at the winners’ gala dinner

    Benefits of attending

    • In addition to collecting a certificate and a distinction trophy if successfully shortlisted, there are a number of sound business reasons to attend the 9ja SAFE Awards Gala Dinner.
    • The perfect way to reward employees, contractors and business partners for their hard work in keeping your workplace safe and healthy
    • A superb corporate hospitality event for entertaining your customers, clients and business partners
    • A great networking opportunity, with hundreds of like-minded organisations and individuals attending from the across the nation from different sectors
    • An ideal way to generate positive media coverage for your organisation
    • A keynote address by the Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity
    • Comedians compére the evening

    We encourage individuals and organisations, regardless of industry or organisational size, to get involved and to benefit from that involvement.

    We want to share your safety story with Nigeria.

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    9jaSAFE Awards 2015 Edition

    Watch Short highlight of the 2015 edition of 9jaSAFE Awards. The event took place on the 4th of September 2015 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.