OHS Consultant

Get workplace safety happening this National Safe Work Month!

Every year, October marks National Safe Work Month in Australia. This month is all about encouraging businesses to focus on getting some great workplace health and safety practices up and running.
This year’s theme is ‘Be a Safety Champion’.
The purpose of this theme is to inspire and empower every worker, to be a champion for health and safety, no matter their occupation or industry. This makes sense, because it is everyone’s responsibility to uphold strong safety practices.
In workplace safety, businesses often have good intentions. They are aware that they have a legal obligation to ensure they have safety practices in place. However, it is not always easy to know where to start.
During National Safe Work Month, you can find some fantastic resources – many of them free – to give you some direction. At Action OHS Consulting, we provide the following advice to any organisation looking for guidance in safety.

 

1. Look at your operations.

Start by making a list of how you think people might get injured or hurt in your workplace. Then make a list of the things you are doing (or could do) to prevent these injuries/harm from occurring. This is essentially a fantastic beginning for a great safety program.

 

2. Talk to your people.

Set-up a meeting with your workforce – or better still coordinate a lunch or coffee. Invite them to share “anything that makes them feel unsafe”, or “how they think things could be done in a safer way”. Then listen. At the end of the meeting, discuss how future hazards and incidents can be reported and establish some processes so your people know what to do.

 

3. Seek guidance.

Start by going to the Safe Work Australia or WorkSafe Victoria websites this National Safe Work Month, and find great guidance materials or local events you can attend to learn more.
FREE TOOLS FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY MANAGEMENT
PLUS, there are many freely available resources available to all Victorian small and medium sized organisations. These are fantastic starting points for any business looking to establish strong safe practices and keep their people safer at work.
  • OHS Essentials Visit through WorkSafe Victoria. For businesses with less than 60 workers, this program involves 3 x 2-hour visits by a qualified OHS consultant over a 12 month period for free. Get some great guidance on workplace safety specifically for your needs through this program.
Register for your free visit here
  • Free cloud-based OHS Software. Our sister organisation, Safety Champion, launched its “Go Free” Plan. This is a forever free version of Safety Champion Software and is perfect for small and medium sized organisations wanting to keep safety processes on track on an ongoing basis. 
Learn more about what software can do for you here
Remember – safety doesn’t have to be as hard or as complicated as you might think. So, follow the steps above this National Safe Work Month to learn how you can be a safety champion in your workplace today.

Job Opportunity – OHS Consultant (VIC) [closing 5 April 2017]

We have an exciting opportunity for a safety consultant looking to apply their skill and learn how to become an effective safety practitioner to join our team. Whilst this is a junior / entry consulting position, you will be tasked with supporting key clients which include a mix of small- and medium-sized organisations, government departments and a number of Australia’s most iconic businesses. In addition you will be exposed to, and have the ability to support and influence the direction of our cloud-based safety software solution Safety Champion Software. This exciting opportunity to join the Action OHS Consulting team and offers the chance to become a key team member as we transition to a medium enterprise.

Who we are: Action OHS Consulting is a health and safety consulting business and software development firm that delivers operational and strategic support, advice and solutions to our clients primarily in Victoria and NSW. In addition, we have been approved to deliver WorkSafe Victoria’s Approved Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training. An overview of some of our current and past clients can be found here – Action OHS Consulting Clients.

Your Key Responsibilities: You will be working directly with small- and medium-sized organisations to provide operational support to assist them to address their health and safety legislative needs. This may include:

  • Developing Health and Safety Documentation (e.g. Policy and Procedures)
  • Developing Safe Work Method Statements / Safe Operating Procedures across a range of industries (e.g. manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, etc.)
  • Consulting with clients regarding the development of documentation
  • Facilitating/Leading Risk Assessments
  • Undertaking Workstation / Ergonomic Assessments
  • Leading the commissioning of our cloud-based software Safety Champion into workplaces
  • Supporting Lead Auditors undertake Safety Audits and Safety Gap Analysis Reviews.

You will be supported throughout your employment, working under the direction of our Senior Consultants until you have the skills and confidence to support the client yourself.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to effectively: communicate, problem solve and influence. In addition, you will have: excellent attention to detail, effective writing skills and have the capability to work to deadlines. Please advise how you address these “softer-skills” in your cover letter.

 

This position will provide you with an opportunity to learn and develop your skills as an OHS Practitioner. In addition, you will have the ability to directly contribute to the day-to-day running of an incredibly successful and forward thinking OHS consulting business. An amazing growth  opportunity.

 

Qualifications and Knowledge: As this is a junior consulting role in health and safety, we anticipate that the candidate will have either:

  • 2 years or more, OHS experience + Cert IV OHS; or
  • Tertiary Qualifications in OHS.

Qualifications that will be highly regarded include, one or more of the following:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in an Allied Health or Human Movement discipline
  • Lead OHS Management System Auditor Training
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

Previous experience working in consulting, Return-to-Work and Injury Management, or self-insurance would be beneficial.

Salary Package: $65,000 to $90,000 based on a combination of qualifications and past experience.

The role is available for applicants seeking a full-time or a part-time role. Those seeking a part-time role should be able to provide a minimum of 3 days per week and provide flexible working arrangements to suit organisational and client needs.

How to Apply: Apply now by sending your resume and cover letter to info@actionohs.com.au by COB Wednesday 5 April 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this role, or wish to find out how Action OHS Consulting and Safety Champion Software continues to develop excellent relationships with our clients to assist them achieve safety excellence please do not hesitate to contact us | 1300 101 647.