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Safety Advisor

About IPA:

IPA is a well-established Australian provider of employment and career solutions designed to help organisations and individuals to succeed at work. This includes permanent and temporary recruitment and flexible workforce solutions.

The Role:

In the role of Safety Advisor you will provide onsite advice and support to our client’s civil construction projects. You will ensure effective hazard and risk management and compliance with legislation.

This is a temporary assignment.

Key Accountabilities:

Accountabilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with peer roles and with the functional lead for operational safety in a matrix-style arrangement as part of the IMD WHS delivery model.
  • Build and maintain relationships with safety practitioners, operational staff, and managers across IMD, to achieve positive outcomes for the division.
  • Provide a high standard of professional advice and support to frontline operational staff, managers, and WHS committees on:

    o The interpretation, understanding and application of WHS legislation, Australian and international standards, certification and accreditation criteria.

    o The implementation of WHS policies, procedures, standards, guidance, and tools

    o The identification of hazards and risks relevant to IMD work and workplaces, and

    o The implementation of established contemporary good practice for eliminating and minimising risks relevant to IMD work and workplaces.
  • Actively contribute to the development and review of operational safety content (e.g. standards, procedures, guidance, tools, reports) for IMD, in support of the functional lead for operational safety.
  • Support the implementation of operational safety content, including through the delivery of training, coordination of trials, consultation with workers and their elected health and safety representatives, and ongoing monitoring for effectiveness.
  • Support the identification, planning and delivery of operational initiatives targeting improvements in organisational capability in incident and injury prevention, incident investigations, front-line safety leadership, and effective management of high-risk activities.
  • Lead and support effective incident reporting and investigation in accordance with established IMD procedures and methodologies.
  • Lead and support workplace inspections and audits to ensure the identification of hazards and to validate the effectiveness of risk controls.
  • Support local health and safety representatives through the provision of training, role coaching, and the facilitation of local health and safety representative networks.
  • Participate in operational safety professional development activities to maintain an awareness of and competency in established good practice and contemporary, emerging practices.

    Reporting to:

    This position reports to the local Operations Manager and maintains an active functional relationship with the Operational Safety team and the Regional Safety Advisor.

    Mandatory requirements
    • Valid Queensland ‘C’ class driver’s licence

Desirable requirements:

  • University degree or other tertiary qualification/equivalent qualification (e.g., Diploma) in work health and safety
  • Proven experience in operational health and safety practices in the civil construction industry, including frontline engagement and surveillance, monitoring of compliance and performance, and the development of frontline organisational capability.
  • Proven experience working in remote environments and managing a remote risk profile.
  • Proven experience working with culturally diverse groups in a safety environment.
  • Experience in maturing vehicle/pedestrian risk/controls would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience delivering training and coaching services in the field of health and safety.

Only Short-listed applicants will be notified.

If you would like to be a part of an environment where you are respected and your opinion and ideas are valued, please apply now!!

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