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Principal Health, Safety and Wellness Advisor

West End

The purpose of the position is to ensure QBCC’s safe operations, to meet its legislative WHS obligations and to ensure its ongoing Safety Management System certification.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Occupational Health & Safety
Classification AO6
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/QBCC47/19
Closing date 23-Jun-2019
Job duration Permanent Full-time
Contact person Nevena Hamzic
Contact details 3613 3263

Key outcomes/Accountabilities  

The aim of this role is to: 

  • Develop, document, implement, maintain and report on QBCC WHS including developing and coordinating projects to improve policies, procedures, accountabilities, responsibilities, objectives, targets, training, hazard identification, risk management, system measurement, evaluation, auditing, system review, incident reporting, workplace rehabilitation, emergency management and investigation.
  • Lead, direct and be the business expert in Workplace Health & Safety (WHS). Analyses workplace injury statistics, risk management, and causation data to develop processes that eradicate injury from the work place.
  • Manage workplace incident investigation processes in a timely manner. Facilitate staff rehabilitation and return to work processes within QBCC.
  • Manage Workers Compensation and Injury Management processes in conjunction with HR Manager.
  • Implement initiatives and frameworks that continue to promote health and wellbeing. Drive cultural change across the organisation to improve safety and wellbeing.
  • Report on the performance of QBCC WHSMS to the Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Leadership Team and the QBC Board. Lead and chair the QBCC WHS Committee.
  • Maintain a hazardous materials safety management system across QBCC.
  • Identify, develop and deliver WHS specific training programs to QBCC personnel.
  • Provide high-level advice to executive and management on issues involving health, safety and wellness.
  • Interpret, apply and provide advice on the provisions of the Workplace Health and Safety Act, associated regulations and other WH&S related legislation, AS/NZ Standards and Codes of Practice across a diverse range of activities.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding contemporary WHS practices and risk management protocols.

Candidate attributes 

Highly desirable:

Work Health and Safety Certificate 4


Diploma of Quality Auditing

  1. Supports strategic direction: understands the work environment and contributes to the development of plans, strategies and team goals in conjunction with Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and Employee Wellness.  Identifies broader influences that may impact on the organisation's objectives.  Demonstrates an awareness of the implications of issues for own work and organisation.
  2. Communicates with influence: seeks to understand the audience and tailors communication style and message accordingly.  Listens carefully to others and checks to ensure their views have been understood.  Checks own understanding of others' comments and does not allow misunderstandings to linger.
  3. Supports productive working relationships: actively listens to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.  Involves others and recognises their contributions.  Consults and shares information and ensures others are kept informed of issues.  Works collaborately and operates as an effective team member.
  4. Displays personal drive and integrity: takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives and progression work.  Shows initiative and does what is required.  Commits energy and drive to see that goals are achieved.

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