AUSTRALIAN BULK HANDLING REVIEW IS NOW CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 AUSTRALIAN BULK HANDLING AWARDS
- Nominating is free, and must be completed using the online form available below by 11:59pm Friday 28 February 2020.
- Your nomination must be completed in one sitting; a partially completed form cannot be saved and reopened at a later date.
- Please have any supporting documentation (i.e. brochures, photographs, testimonials) ready to upload.
- All products and/or technologies must be manufactured and/or commercially available in Australia.
- All nominations must be accompanied by a high resolution image (at least 1MB in size) suitable for print publication.
- Nominations open: Monday 28 October 2019
- Nominations close: Friday 28 February 2020
- Finalists announced: Friday 6 March 2020
- Judging of finalists: 9–20 March 2020
- Winners announced: Thursday 2 April 2020
Read on for full Award criteria.
A technology designed to enhance bulk solids handling and processing.
- Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate how technology improves bulk solids handling efficiency and cost-saving. (30 points)
- Nomination must demonstrate how technology differentiates from other market offerings. (20 points)
- Nomination must showcase how technology improves at least one of the following: environment, production outputs, safety. (50 points)
DUST CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATION OR PRACTICE
A project that helps to keep dust creation in the bulk solids handling process to a minimum.
- Project must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the project to implement. (30 points)
- Nomination must demonstrate how the project improves at least one of the following: health and safety hazards, explosion risk, environment, equipment maintenance costs. (50 points)
- Nomination must showcase how the project differs from other available dust control solutions. (20 points)
EXCELLENCE IN THE APPLICATION OF GEARS, MOTORS OR DRIVES
A component or piece of equipment that provides a benefit to bulk solids handling operations.
- Application must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate how the gears, motors and/or drives enhance bulk solids handling processing by focusing on at least one of the following: safety, efficiency, production outputs, cost-saving. (70 points)
- Nomination must showcase how the product differs from other available solutions. (30 points)
EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORT AND/OR CONVEYING
A piece of equipment or conveying technology that moves bulk solids materials from one location to another.
- Equipment must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate company’s history and experience with transport and conveying of bulk solid goods, including any notable recent contract wins. (20 points)
- Nomination must demonstrate how the equipment enhances the transport of bulk solids materials in at least one of the following areas: productivity, efficiency, cost-saving, sustainability. (50 points)
- Nomination must demonstrate how equipment differs from other available conveying solutions. (30 points)
BEST PRACTICE IN SAFETY
A project or program that emphasises and upholds industry safety standards.
- Project or program must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
- Project or program may be internal to a company, or a marketable offering for the wider industry.
- Nomination must demonstrate practicality of project or program, with examples of implementation in workplaces to be included. (70 points)
- Nomination must demonstrate differences to other safety programs or projects. (30 points)
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
A supplier that is excelling in the bulk solids handling sector.
- Supplier must operate in Australia, and have been in operation since at least 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate scope of supplier’s services, looking at: locations, services offered, area of expertise. (30 points)
- Nomination must be able to demonstrate supplier’s capabilities in at least one of the following areas: productivity, efficiency, sustainability, safety, cost-savings. (30 points)
- Nomination must include at least one case study of a customer experience including goals and outcomes achieved. (40 points)
BULK HANDLING FACILITY OF THE YEAR
An outstanding facility that is for the processing of bulk solids materials, or manufacture of materials using bulk solids goods.
- Facility must be located within Australia, and have been in operation since at least 1 January 2019.
- Nomination must demonstrate how the facility enhances at least one of the following: productivity and output levels, cost-saving, sustainability, safety. (60 points)
- Nomination must justify the facility’s location and how this achieves positive outcomes for customers. (40 points)
AW ROBERTS AWARD
Awarded to an engineer under the age of 35, who has made an outstanding contribution to the bulk solids handling industry. This category is not open for nomination.
THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY FOR BULK SOLIDS HANDLING AWARD
Recognising an outstanding contribution to the field of bulk solids handling. This category is not open for nomination.