Safety Consultant

ROLE

The primary role of the Safety consultant is to consult with organisations and develop Safety Management Systems that meet the requirements of AS 4801:2001 and the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (and all other applicable statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to AS 4801:2001 Certification ).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and provide advice on Risk Management Strategies including the identifications of hazards and risks, calculation of risk scores, application of controls, and calculation of residual risk ratings.
  • Development of documentation to support Safety Management Systems including Safety Manuals, Site Safety Plans, Safe Work Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Interpret safety regulations for other parties.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
  • Establish and implement processes to establish participative communications in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Conduct or direct testing of air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation levels to verify compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
  • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
  • Compile, analyse, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents.
  • Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to organizations on how to handle health-related problems and implement corrective and preventive action.
  • Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
  • Liaise with medical professionals to assess health risks and to develop ways to manage health issues and concerns.
  • Interview employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.
  • Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
  • Check the installation and application of safety devices and equipment
  • Identify hazards in the workplace including biological, chemical, physical or radiological hazards
  • Predict problems by calculating risks and examining data from safety records and industry data.
  • Prepare and present Health and Safety strategies and information.
  • Conduct site inspections to identify potential health and safety problems
  • Conduct internal auditing to identify whether assigned policies have been implemented and adhered to

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken
  • Good negotiating skills – position may require convincing stakeholders of the importance of safety procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical and analytical
  • Ability to understand complex legislation and translate into everyday language/’common English’
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Computer literate
  • Good level of fitness
  • Must have an up-to-date knowledge of the current Health and Safety legislation and AS 4801:2001
  • Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Relevant industry experience