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OHS Consultant | Mid to Senior Level | Melbourne and Sydney

Full time or part time. Victoria or NSW based. 

 

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced OHS Consultant. This a client-facing role suitable for people who take pride in supporting clients to solve OHS problems in a practical, approachable, and efficient way. You will bring your ability to influence our clients to improve their workplace safety, using an evidence-based approach. You will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to express yourself, and influence change in way/s that work both for you and our clients. We appreciate that everyone is unique. We believe that by providing you with the freedom to leverage your personal flair, you will achieve great results for our clients, whilst at the same time contributing to your professional and personal satisfaction.

We are a client-focused health and safety consultancy. We aim to provide clients with practical and evidence-based solutions so they can ‘safely’ focus on their business’s core operations. We are passionate in our drive to embed safety into business as usual, rather than making safety a bureaucratic ‘task’. We are looking for a person who shares this passion.

We work across multiple industries, and in a range of workplaces from small businesses through to multi-national corporates. There is no one industry vertical that we work within, so you must be prepared and confident to step into all kinds of workplaces, and work with clients of all levels. However, we usually (but not always) find ourselves working with organisations in which there is either a small safety team, or the safety management role is held by someone within the Human Resources or Operations function.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be involved with the following tasks:

  • Facilitating health and safety discovery sessions with our clients, via WorkSafe Victoria’s OHS Essentials Program and, where required, implementing recommended improvements
  • Working in-house at one or more client sites [approximately 1 day per week], supporting them in-person to build their OHS Program and strengthen their OHS processes and practices.
  • Leading health and safety audits/reviews and other safety specific projects.

In addition to sharing your WHS insights and solutions with your clients; you will maintain strong relationships with clients of every level, on all projects in which you work, to ensure both successful project delivery and long-lasting business relationships.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in workplace safety preferred, however experienced applicants with a vocational qualification will also be considered.
  • 5+ years’ experience in consulting environments, or 5+ years of health and safety experience in advisory or management roles.
  • Highly proficient English writing skills, with experience preparing professional, client-ready proposals, audit/review reports, blog articles, and other technical safety communications.
  • A keen interest and willingness in collaborating with consulting professionals to deliver a consistent and high-quality level of services to our clients.
  • An ability to manage your own time and projects, balancing client requirements and requests with agreed project scope and budgets.
  • An ability to manage multiple customers and projects at any one given time.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changes in the work environment.
  • A full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, and willingness to travel to client sites occasionally.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Work Health and Safety.
  • Professional experience working with ISO 45001.
  • Membership with AIHS or AIOH.
  • Lead Auditor Training.
  • Certificate IV TAE.

 

About Action OHS Consulting

Established in 2011, we are a Health and Safety Consultancy based in Cremorne, Victoria. Our mission is to make safety accessible and easier for all people, no matter their expertise. Our consulting team consists of five (5) consultants, with up to ten (10) key contractors. Our sister company is Safety Champion Software (www.safetychampion.com.au). You will be hands-on involved with the development of one of Australia’s leading health and safety software platforms, and have routine interaction with this team, now approaching 15 employees.

Action OHS Consulting is committed to actively fostering a diverse, open, and inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our employees, no matter their unique walk of life.

 

Concerned about remote work?

You will stay connected with our team via our daily huddles and quarterly town halls, not to mention our regular virtual and face-to-face social activities. In addition, you will be involved in weekly and monthly consulting team meetings to support work planning and collaboratively drive the direction of the organisation. As we evolve to the post pandemic world, we are working with the team to determine the optimum configuration of remote work/face to face collaboration.

 

Remuneration

Remuneration will be based on your experience and ability to deliver in the role.

 

How to Apply

Apply now by sending your resume and cover letter to Christine Houghton at admin@actionohs.com.au Within your cover letter, to ensure a smooth process, please communicate:

  • Preference: Full-time, or Part-time
  • Your salary expectation band

 

Action OHS Consulting is a values-driven, equal opportunity employer. We very much encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, members of the LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities.

We offer flexible working hours, and encourage people returning to work to apply. We are open to both part time and full time applicants, based in Victoria or NSW.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete Criminal Record check prior to commencement of employment.

Head of People [CLOSED 15/11/2021]

Develop and implement our people strategy to set our team up for success as we continue to grow.

 

About us

Our mission is to strive to make safety accessible and easier for all people, no matter their expertise. Yep, we’re those guys. We work hard to ensure mums, dads, brothers, sisters and (big) children arrive home from work daily, so they can live life to the fullest.

To support this mission, we started Action OHS Consulting. We then realised that we could empower businesses to manage safety independently, if they had technology to suit them. That’s why we built Safety Champion. Today, Safety Champion co-exists side by side with Action OHS Consulting as sister companies. Collectively, both businesses employ 27 employees, with double digit growth in our headcount in 2021.

About the role

With our team continuing to grow, we’re looking for an experienced Head of People who is excited to roll up their sleeves to develop and implement our people strategy to set our team up for success.

You’ll lead our efforts to build all elements of our employee lifecycle, which includes finding, developing and retaining the best talent, and continue to evolve our great culture.

You will play a key role in contributing to the direction and growth of our business.

Our preference is to have this role based in Melbourne, however, we would consider flexible working arrangements, including being performed anywhere within Australia.

We see this as being a part-time 0.6 FTE role, with the ability to flex up to full-time for the right candidate.

In this role you’ll:

  • Design and shape our People & Culture Strategy and the people programs to support this.
  • You’ll create an incredible employee experience so teams can be supported and empowered to do their best work.
  • Deliver all aspects of talent management including establishing a robust performance management process, compensation reviews, and benefits.
  • Foster a culture of continuous feedback to ensure our people are heard as we scale our business, evolve our culture and refine processes as we grow.
  • Establish our onboarding and performance management processes.
  • Rolling out seamless payroll and onboarding flows.
  • Use best practice sourcing strategies to attract and recruit new talent to join the team.
  • Develop, implement and advise the business on all HR policies.
  • Develop and support all aspects of people operations to structure our company for continued growth.
  • Oversee one (1) direct report which we see the successful applicant leading the recruitment of once established in the role.

Qualifications

  • Experienced people leader with expertise in people operations.
  • Proven success influencing and building capability with senior management.
  • Ideally you have had experience building and developing the people function within a small/medium-sized business; or are a Senior HR Practitioner looking for their next step.
  • You are empathetic and care about helping teams thrive.
  • You know that scaling a team quickly can be challenging, and the operations you put in place early will have a big impact on the culture you build.
  • You have a first principles and data driven approach to solving challenges.
  • Progressive understanding and approach to HR practices, Employment Law and Fair Work Act.

Why us?

We are passionate about making the change from small to big – and are providing you with a canvas that you can own. We are looking for a highly skilled thinker, problem solver and doer to help us build the best employee experience for our consulting and software teams.

Pioneering this space for us, you will be a critical voice and have significant influence over our direction. We will compensate you well, help you develop, and ensure this is an exciting work experience for you. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you!

We offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexibility – Many of our team work part-time, allowing them to fit work around their life.
  • Remote-first – Whilst we have a Melbourne-based HQ, we will support you wherever you want to work in Australia.
  • Equipment – We will help support you to get the best equipment for your home office setup so you can do your best work.

To apply for this role:

If you feel you have what it takes and are excited about the opportunity to have a key people leadership role in a growing business, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a covering letter to admin@actionohs.com.au

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Health and Safety Legislation

OHS LegislationOHS legislation sets out the laws about health and safety requirements affecting most workplaces, work activities and specified high risk plant or equipment. It defines the pathway forward to assist workplaces provide a safe working environment. The OHS legislation seeks to protect the health and safety of everyone at a workplace – this includes employees, contractors, visitors or people working in a voluntary capacity. It is State based legislation which means that each state is required to independently manage and administer the compliance of workplaces in their state to the OHS legislation. This administrative role is undertaken by the Regulator.

The role of the Regulator is to exercise unbiased authority and supervision over a workplace, to ensure that the OHS legislation has been implemented into the way that each business manages their operations.

Included in the table below is a link to the homepage of the OHS Regulator in each State and a link to the OHS Act / WHS Act and OHS Regulation / WHS Regulation for each State.

Links to each States Health and Safety Regulator and Legislation

State Link to Regulator  Link to State Act Link to State Regulation
 ACT WorkSafe ACT WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 NSW SafeWork NSW WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 NT WorkSafe NT WHS Act WHS Regulations
 QLD Workplace Health and Safety Queensland  WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 SA SafeWork SA WHS Act 2012 WHS Regulations 2012
 TAS WorkSafe Tasmania WHS Act 2012 WHS Regulations 2012
 VIC WorkSafe Victoria OHS Act 2004 OHS Regulations 2017
 WA WorkSafe OSH Act 1984 OSH Regulation 1996
Commonwealth Comcare WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulations 2011
National Safe Work Australia N/A N/A

Need support with meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety Legislation?

If you have any questions regarding OHS Legislation, please do not hesitate to contact us. At Action OHS Consulting we want to work with you, to assist you to understand the OHS Legislation and from this proactively build a safe workplace together.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2016)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2016 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we have reviewed the health and safety prosecutions listed by WorkSafe Victoria and Safe Work NSW for between January and April 2016, and provided an overview of the: (i) number of prosecutions, (ii) average and median fine amounts; and (iii) criteria/code attached to the prosecution. In addition we have looked into Safety In Design; reviewed one method you may used in your workplace to give your training more impact; and, highlighted 10 considerations that should be made before procuring an OHS Software solution.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2016)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_Feb16Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2016 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we have reviewed the Health and Safety prosecutions listed by WorkSafe Victoria and Safe Work NSW for 2015 as of 31 January 2016, providing an overview of: (i) number of prosecutions, (ii) average and median fine amounts; and (iii) with the criteria/code attached to the prosecution. The criteria/code makes for some interesting reading and will guide the articles we present in future newsletters. In addition we have looked at strategic planning for safety; ask the question, are you training for compliance or safety? and review the role OHS Software is playing in today’s workplace.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (October 2015)

Building a Safe Workplace Together

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s October 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at: contractor management and what all businesses large and small should consider; the recently updated WorkSafe Victoria’s updated Injury Hot Spots tool; factors that impact long term learning – do you consider the impacts of “blocked” and “random” practice when developing your training programs? along with two recent health and safety prosecution results.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2015)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_June15Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look what makes workplace inspections effective and look at the responsibilities of both the workplace and workers regarding personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition, we provide a short overview of what incidents are notifiable to your state regulator and incorporate advice regarding changes to the Healthy Eating Pyramid.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2015)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at your role as a safety professional in managing the current “sit-stand workstation” phenomenon. In addition to this, we have investigated ways to support you manage potentially fatal machinery, looked to assist you to establish health and safety performance indicators, and provided an overview of what work requires a High-Risk Work (HRW) Licence.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (October 2014)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_Oct14_CoverPlease find Action OHS Consulting’s October 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at the recent legislation changes that have taken place in Victoria and South Australia and direct you to the current Codes of Practices endorsed by Safe Work Australia. We also take a look at the impact and inefficiency of paper in the office as businesses start to move toward cloud based systems of health and safety management & the risk associated with silica dust in construction work.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2014)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

Along with introducing our online shop, in this edition we have provided an overview of the health and safety duties placed on employees and presented some foreseeable hazards that you should be considering to assess if there is a pregnant employee at your workplace. Additionally, we have included Health and Safety legislation updated.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2014)

Building a Safe Workplace Together - Feb 2014Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition, we look into methods that you may use to support your business achieve its OHS goals and targets,  we have also provided a review of the changes to the management of workplace bullying in line with the Fair Work Act 2009 and included an update of the current position of the Work Health and Safety legislation. Additionally, we have commentary on our OHS Management System software and online training tools.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (September 2013)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s Septembers 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition, we step you through what to look out for before engaging and then managing contractors; walk you through a current legal ruling that firmly aligns OHS and WHS to the employer, even after the regulator provides an all clear; whilst also untangling the often confusing relationship between the SWMS, JSA, SWP, SOP or TRA.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (May 2013)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s May 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we provide an overview of our “Safe Workstation Setup Online Module”, whilst delving into what hazards maybe associated with your working environment as a result of winter and reviewing methods to manage workplace stress associated with end of financial year deadlines. In line with our earlier editions of Building a Safe Workplace Together, we have provided an OHS Harmonisation update and a focus on training. Our training focus will support you provide your managers with the skills to implement your health and safety management system.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (January 2013)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s January 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

Following a number of requests made by our clients, in this edition we introduce Action OHS Consulting’s internally developed “Safe Workstation Setup Online Module”, whilst looking into the benefits of OHS strategic planning. In line with our earlier editions of Building a Safe Workplace Together, we have provided an OHS Harmonisation update and a focus on training. Our training focus applies understandings from sport coaching environments into the workplace environment, as we look at the effectiveness of blocked vs. random practice/training in relation to skill acquisition.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (September 2012)

OHS ConsultingPlease find Action OHS Consulting’s September 2012 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we introduce the way forward in OHS Management through Software. We have also included information to support you better manage summer-based workplace hazards and your Christmas events. In line with our May edition, there is an article on Training and an OHS Harmonisation update which may interest you.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (May 2012)

OHS Consulting

Action OHS Consulting has recently established a FREE 4-monthly newsletters available to our clients, along with our friends. In the May 2012 edition of Building a Safe Workplace Together we have placed a focus on management of workplace stressors. We have provided an overview of “good stress” vs “bad stress” and covered recent research involving fatigue management and working fathers. In addition, we have provided you with some helpful tips to reduce your workers compensation claims premium.

To keep up to date, with health and safety news as it happens please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter. If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list contact us.

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