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Work Health and safety Officer

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Feb 2020
Central & South East TAS
$70,000 - $74,999
Work Type
Part Time
Human Resources & Recruitment, Occupational Health & Safety

The Role

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)  Officer will be based at our Franklin facility but will be required to work across Huon Regional Care’s three facilities  overseeing the compliance, health, safety and wellbeing of all personnel. Huon Regional Care is a not for profit Aged and Community Care organisation.  Your role will be to help ensure not only are we compliant as a company in WHS but that all stakeholders are continuously safe, risks and hazards are identified and rectified immediately in line with current legislation, policies and procedures.

The WHS officer will provide advice, support and coaching to all staff and management on WHS best practice, Risk and incident management, rehabilitation and case management of any injured or unwell employees. The WHS and Compliance officer will develop, maintain and oversee all WHS and compliance processes, procedures and initiatives within the organisation to develop a culture that promotes the wellbeing and safety of all personnel achieved through appropriate WHS, Training & Development and Quality Assurance systems.

The successful applicant will utilise the Aged Care Quality Standards to set the standard of WHS.

Core Objectives

  • Undertake review of all current Health and Safety systems, procedures and policies within HRC with the intent to improve or develop new arrangements as necessary.
  • Investigate, asses, document and resolve any WHS compliance deficits within company structure, training programs and procedures.
  • Regularly visit our Dover and Nubeena sites to engage with staff and identify any risk or hazards that may jeopardize the safety and well being staff, residents and visitors. Prioritize, document, report and rectify any that are identified
  • Maintain the organisations awareness of amendments to relevant legislation and the impact on current practices and in coordination with management assist the organisation to respond to legislative changes in the most effective and appropriate way.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Compliance Officer to ensure HRC’s  WHS system is achieving all safety objectives and auditing compliance.
  • Conduct annual inspections of health and safety risks throughout the organisation and development of control measures.
  • Prepare and produce regular reports to management proposing changes/suggestions of improvement. Measure and report on company WHS performance.
  • Compile statistics relevant to WHS and Rehabilitation functions which may include:
  1. Lost time injuries
  2. Risk Assessments
  3. Injury and incident reporting
  4. WHS Scheduled activities and training
  • Coordinate, design and implementation of WHS, Induction and Training programs for the organisation and its employees as identified.
  • Maintenance of Risk and Incident Registers, logging of all accidents, incidents and injuries-Use of this information to identify and predict potential future risks throughout the organisation, its employees and our participants.
  • Regularly reviewing staff training register to ensure all employees hold current certifications and licenses to perform their duties.
  • Provide advice to Managers on company induction and Aged Care training programs as required including;


  1. Coaching managers, on how to orientate support staff in relation to WHS matters e.g. fire safety, manual handling, infectious control etc.
  2. Ensure the relevant documentation is used and/or completed and all new and existing employees have been inducted correctly and completed all relevant training by conducting audits
  • Monitor Health and Safety systems by
  1. Ensuring company policies, procedures and best practice are followed
  2. Ensuring the correct documentation and forms are completed and all records saved correctly
  3. Conducting ongoing audits/checks of WHS activities across all sites- Documenting and saving all audit records
  4. Act in the capacity of HRC’s Return to Work Coordinator
  • Proactively case manage Return to Work employees making regular contact with the employee.
  • Manage both work and non-work-related injuries and illnesses of employees and work with management to develop return to work programs
  • Comply with all government legislation, regulations and laws relevant to HRC

Skills & Experience

  • 2 years Full Time paid experience in a similar role
  • Must have unrestricted working rights within Australia
  • Minimum Cert IV level qualification in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Police Clearance – within 6 months
  • First Aid Certificate
  • A current Driver's License
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Analytical thinking & Initiative
  • Commitment and respect the values of the organisation
  • Tenacity & Strategic thinking
  • Positive approach to change
  • Understand the nature of risk and importance of risk management

Flexible working arrangements for the right candidate can be negotiated. The role  will be 24 hours per week reporting to the Manager, People and Culture. 

Applications will be open until COB Monday 17th February 2020. For a copy of the position description go to


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