Work Health Safety Consultant
NSW - Hunter, New England & North Coast
Specialties
Advisor
Team Leader
Management
Coordinator
Communications
Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
Manager

Masters OHS B Mgt Honours B Mgt Cert IV TAE Lead Auditor Return to Work Coordinator, trained mediator: practice and process

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NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITIES - Consultant
NSW, Australia
Specialties
Advisor
Team Leader
Management
Coordinator
Communications
Responsibilities
  • managing and coordinating the implementation of safety initiatives and programs in conjunction with workplace managers to assist the Department meet its legislative responsibilities under Work Health and Safety legislation.
  • Provide advice and information to workplace managers to support the implementation of departmental safety programs and initiatives to ensure compliance with both legislative requirements and work health and safety improvement targets
  • Analyse, review and recommend improvements to the Department’s work health and safety risk management system to facilitate compliance with departmental objectives, relevant legislation, regulations/codes of practice and /or standards
  • Provide advice, information and resources to internal and external stakeholders concerning work health and safety matters to ensure duty of care and legislative requirements are met and ensure employees are informed of general health, wellbeing and staff welfare issues.
  • Provide advice and assistance in risk management including hazard identification, risk assessment and controls and the implementation of safe systems of work in line with the Work Health and Safety Management Program and participate in the design, development and delivery of strategic work health and safety training on safety programs.
  • Organise and plan workplace visits to support the implementation of the Department’s safety management systems and to ensure compliance with legislation and the Department’s policy and procedures
  • Lead and guide workplace manager in responding to all relevant matters including WorkCover notices and audit requirements and ensure all records are managed in line with departmental policy
  • Contribute to the review and development of work health and safety policies, procedures and work systems to ensure services and processes meet the needs of workplace managers and supervisors, to improve practice and meet compliance requirements
  • Monitor, analyse and provide reports on targets to management to assist in the development of injury prevention strategies and the development and implementation of effective premium reduction strategies.
  • Managing competing demands by the various stakeholders and ensuring that high risk matters are assessed as a priority and in a timely manner to deliver a professional, consistent and reliable approach to customer service
  • Maintaining knowledge and understanding of all the current legislative developments pertaining to work health and safety matters
  • Provides regular status reports
  • Consults regarding the management of sensitive, high risk or business critical matters Receives performance feedback
  • Actively participates in internal and/or external learning opportunities, briefing sessions, and workshops to keep up to date and to maintain specialist knowledge
Achievements
  • Supports, encourages and mentors team members and colleagues to achieve team goals
  • Communicates specialist advice and provides guidance on complex matters requiring specialist knowledge and/or implementation expertise
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NSW Dept Education & Communities - Work health Safety Advisor
Government, Defence, Public Services - Workplace Health, Safety, & Environment
NSW, Australia
Specialties
Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
Responsibilities
  • WHS compliance 2,000 staff.risk hazard mgt, audit,inspections,training, consultation,inductions,documents
Achievements
  • injury decrease,increase safety culture,documentation compliance, WHS ownership,psychological wellbeing increase
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Hunter Central Coast Acting - Occupational Health & Safety Liaison Manager
Australia
Specialties
Manager
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Australia
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Eraring Power Station - Project development
Australia
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Education and Qualifications

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Year Qualifications Level Institution
2013 Village Fire Fighter Certificate Rural Bush Fire Service No
2013 e-emergency care Certificate NSW Dept Education & Communities No
2012 First Aid certificate Certificate Rural Bush Fire service No
2012 Cert IV Training & Assessent Certificate IV Inspire Education online No
2012 Masters OHS Postgraduate Degree Newcastle University No
2012 Lead Auditor HSE Certificate Chisholm Institute-RABQSA approved (2011). No
2005 Return to Work Coordinators Course Certificate Hunter Institute of TAFE NSW No
2004 B of Management honours Postgraduate Degree Newcastle University No
2003 B of Management -human resources Undergraduate Degree Newcastle University No
- Workplace Health and Safety Representatives No
- Senior First Aid or Workplace Level 2 No
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment No
- Safety & Risk management No
- Fire Warden No

Achievements Summary

Public Education Award for services in WHS: Central Coast public schools: Improved fire-fighter award: local Rural Fire Brigade. One module to be completed for Advanced fire-fighter (due to be completed by 17 July 2017) -created greater WHS capacity building across 109-77 site portfolio (approx.: 2,000 staff: casual, temporary, permanent, transferring) -demonstrate an incisive grasp of a complex WHS issues and pioneering policy proposal aimed at integrating WHS compliance within a large portfolio -passion and enthusiasm for delivering the potential benefits of WHS policy innovation to improve provision of timely WHS delivery, increased adherence to WHS documentation and incident reporting and management, proactive site inspections, policy development, decrease in time lost and workers comp claims, increase safety culture -focus in WHS endeavours for the safety of workers and public safety and health of citizens

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Intermediate)
  • Excel (Intermediate)
  • Power Point (Intermediate)

Coding Skills

  • Safety Injury Mgt system (Advanced)