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OHS Consultant | VIC, NSW & QLD

Full time or part time.   

  • Opportunity to join a growing Australian OHS Consulting business  
  • Values based organisation with a commitment to making a real difference  
  • Victorian based role with flexible working arrangements 

 

Are you a passionate OHS practitioner or professional, ready to make the move into consulting?  Do you have experience in managing safety and would like to share that knowledge and skills to improve the health and safety of people across a range of workplaces?  We are looking for passionate safety advisors, looking to start their consulting careers in a firm that cares about its people, its client’s, and the work we do. 

 

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 and then realised that we could empower businesses to manage safety independently, if they had technology that was built to suit them. That’s why we built Safety Champion Software, which today, co-exists side by side with Action OHS Consulting as sister companies. Collectively, both businesses employ 30 employees, with double digit growth in our headcount in 2021. 

 

About the Role 

Our strategic growth plans see us building out our OHS/WHS consultant capacity along the eastern seaboard (Victoria, NSW and QLD).  We are looking for passionate OHS/WHS professionals and practitioners who are motivated to resolve workplace health and safety issues in a practical, approachable, and efficient way.  

 

With your outstanding communication and writing skills and your evidence-based approach to managing safety, you will assist our clients and make a real difference in their workplaces.  Our consultants are client-focused, aiming to provide effective solutions so our clients can manage their safety responsibilities, whilst still focussing on their core business operations. We strive to embed safety into business as usual and seek consultants who share this philosophy. 

 

You will 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 a small safety team, or the safety management role is held by someone within the Human Resources.  Operations or Finance function. 

 

You will work closely with and have ongoing mentoring from a Senior Consultant and our General Manager, with exposure to learnings from across the business, in addition to having the autonomy to develop strong working relationships with your clients and work across a range of projects.   

 

This role offers great flexibility with opportunities to work from our Cremorne office (if you’re based locally), home or onsite at client workplaces.  

 

Qualifications 

To be considered for this role, you must have:  

  • A vocational OHS qualification with relevant OHS/WHS experience. 
  • 3+ years experience in OHS/WHS management or senior advisory in-house roles. 
  • Highly proficient writing and communication skills, as demonstrated through experience in the development of professional and/or technical documentation, and presentations for a range of audiences and forums. 
  • A full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, with a willingness to travel to client sites as required. 
  • Membership of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) or other relevant professional membership.   

 

Applicants with the following will be highly regarded:  

  • A tertiary qualification in workplace health and safety; injury management and rehabilitation; or an allied health speciality 
  • Professional grading/certification with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) 
  • Lead Auditor qualifications and professional experience working with ISO 45001 and / or the National Audit Tool 
  • Demonstrated experience in building management systems that have been certified against the ISO standard for safety.  Experience with both the quality and environment standard is also welcomed. 
  • Current/previous accreditation with the WorkSafe Victoria OHS Essential Program (or the ability to obtain)  
  • Certificate IV TAE qualifications  
  • Bilingual or multilingual speakers 

 

How to Apply 

If you feel you have what it takes and are excited about the opportunity to join a growing business, we’d love to hear from you. 

Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to Megan Drysdale, Head of People via LinkedIn or people@actionohs.com.au by COB 24 June 2022.  Within your cover letter please let us know your preference for flexibility (ie full time/part time) and your salary expectations. 

 

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. 

 

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia.  

State Managers | Senior OHS Consultants | NSW & QLD

Full time or part time. NSW and QLD based. 

  • Opportunities to lead the growth of our business in NSW and QLD
  • Values based organisation with a commitment to making a real difference
  • Sydney/Brisbane based roles with flexible working arrangements

 

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 and then realised that we could empower businesses to manage safety independently, if they had technology that was built to suit them. That’s why we built Safety Champion, which today, co-exists side by side with Action OHS Consulting as sister companies. Collectively, both businesses employ 26 employees, with double digit growth in our headcount in 2021.

With our team continuing to grow, we’re looking for a senior level WHS Consultant who is motivated to build our practice in NSW or QLD, setting our team up for success as we continue to evolve. We want you to work closely with our clients and take pride in supporting them to solve WHS problems in a practical, approachable and efficient way.  In addition to demonstrated leadership skills, 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.

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:

  • Working closely with the General Manager to develop and roll out our growth strategy in NSW/QLD;
  • Building and manage a small team, ensuring we have the right people to support our clients;
  • Facilitating health and safety discovery sessions with our clients and implementing recommended improvements;
  • Working in-house at client sites, supporting them in-person to build their WHS Program and strengthen their WHS processes and practices; and
  • 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.

Our preference is to have this role based in Sydney or Brisbane. Of course we will consider flexible working arrangements (including part time or full time).  This is a great opportunity to return to work after parental leave or a career break/change, or mix things up with a more flexible way of working.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in workplace safety preferred, however experienced applicants with a vocational experience will also be considered.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in consulting environments or management roles.
  • 2+ years’ experience leading a team.
  • 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 both your own time and projects along with your team, 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 as required.

 

Desirable skills and experience

  • Professional experience working with ISO 45001
  • Membership with AIHS or AIOH
  • Lead Auditor accreditation
  • Certificate IV TAE

 

How to Apply

If you feel you have what it takes and are excited about the opportunity to join a growing business, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to Megan Drysdale, Head of People via LinkedIn or people@actionohs.com.au by COB 15 March 2022.  Within your cover letter please let us know your preference for flexibility (ie full time/part time) and your salary expectations.

 

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.

 

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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)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_Feb15

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)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_June14_Cover

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)

Action OHS Consulting

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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