Work Health and Safety Officer

Work Health and Safety Officer

Position Purpose

The Work Health Safety (WHS) Officer supports all staff by developing and implementing integrated people policies, practices and processes in relation to the safety and management of employee health.  WHS includes the areas of Safety, Prevention and Governance.  The WHS team works in partnership with corporate stakeholder forums to build a safe, healthy and productive workforce.
The Work Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for the provision of efficient, timely and accurate advice in relation to safety and employee health, well-being and prevention activities. This will include risk assessment and safety investigations relating to the Agency’s working environments and its employees.

The duties for the Workplace Health and Safety Officer may include:
  • Provide WHS advice to staff and managers across the business including interpreting and applying legislation, policy and procedures.
  • Provide technical WHS advice to support the business functions of the WHS Team, including advising management on technical and best practice WHS processes in a Public Service context.
  • Taking a leading role in implementing the WHS Management System, including developing and implementing policies and procedures, preparing all staff communications and contributing to the development of learning and development materials.
  • Manage and provide advice on incident responses, including coordinating incident investigations.
  • Undertake and/ or review hazard and risk assessments and coordinate the development and maintenance of the WHS risk register and hazard inspection schedule.
  • Take a leading role in supporting a safety culture, including sharing own expertise, providing guidance to colleagues and developing WHS communications.
  • Undertake continuous improvement of internal WHS processes.
  • Prepare briefs, reports, meeting papers and other materials related to managing WHS.
  • Routinely update internal WHS processes to maintain compliance with the new legislative and policy requirements.
  • Provide WHS advice on complex and sensitive staffing matters where necessary.
  • Maintain the WHS records, including incident and investigation records in accordance with the Agency’s records management procedures.
  • Project management tasks and functions relating to the WHS Management System.
Qualifications and clearances
  • Formal qualifications in WHS and/or safety-related disciplines, combined with significant relevant experience in work health and safety matters in an Australian Public Service context. are highly desirable. Relevant qualification in safety investigation systems such as ICAM (Incident, Cause, Analysis Methodology) is desirable.
  • Working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.
 
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22/11/2018
Melbourne (Geelong)
Contract
Administration
BH-347895