WHS Consultation

 

When consultation is required? 

Consultation is required when:

  1. Identifying hazards and assessing risks arising from the work carried out or to be carried out.
  2. Making decisions about ways to eliminate or minimize those risks.
  3. Making decisions on the adequacy of facilities for the welfare of workers.
  4. Proposing changes that may affect the health and safety of workers. This may include any changes to the workplace such as building renovations, maintenance work, or minor works. 
  5. There are any proposed changes to the work environment, processes, practices or purchasing decisions that impact on workers’ health and safety.  
  6. Making decisions about health and safety related procedures.
  7. Changing workgroups or consultation arrangements.
  8. Determining training requirements for the workgroup.
  9. Developing, implementing and reviewing health and safety related procedures.

Setting up consultation arrangements:

Health & Safety Representative

Who is a Health & Safety Representative?

A Health & Safety Representative (HSR) is a worker who has been elected to represent their workgroup on health and safety matters, who sits on a Health & Safety Committee (HSC) or has been deemed to fill that position. A Deputy HSR may also be elected to deputise for the workgroup’s HSR should the HSR not be available.

The steps below describe how to set up consultation arrangements for a new workplace, or if a worker requests the election of a HSR. Management must consult with workers to decide on how consultation will occur.

Firstly workgroups are determined, then workers have the option of electing one or more HSRs for their workgroup. Furthermore, HSRs and workers can decide if they wish to establish a Health and Safety Committee that covers their workgroup.

Establishing workgroups

Within an area (e.g. a school/unit) workgroups are formed by negotiation and agreement by a majority of the members of the workgroup (including workers and management). The purpose of the negotiation is to determine:

  • The number and composition of workgroups to consult with
  • The number of HSRs and Deputy HSRs to be elected (this will depend on the hours worked, different site locations, the level of risk involved, shift patterns etc)
  • The workplace/s to which the workgroups will apply
  • The businesses or undertakings to which the workgroups will apply.

To establish a workgroup, the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU)/management must:

  • Take all reasonable steps to commence negotiations with the workers within 14 days after a worker makes the request
  • Negotiate with a worker’s representative (such as union official) if a worker asks you to do so
  • Notify the workers of the outcome of the negotiations and of any workgroups determined by agreement as soon as practicable after negotiations are complete.

Workers are encouraged to provide feedback as to whether they agree with the proposed “workgroups”, by sending an email to a nominated management representative by a specified date, indicating if they “agree with the proposed workgroups”. If “no response” is received by email from the majority of workers by the specified date, it will be assumed that the majority of workers agree with the proposed workgroups.

If there is a failure in negotiations for the establishment of workgroups, then any party to the negotiations may ask the regulator (SafeWork NSW or Worksafe) to appoint an inspector to assist.

Electing Health and Safety Representatives

HSRs must be elected by members of the workgroup they will represent. Management needs to consult with all workers in the workgroup to determine how an election is to be conducted (if one is needed), and all workers must be informed of the election date as soon as practicable after the date is decided. The election process may be informal, for example with a show of hands. Alternatively, it may be a more formal process such as the use of ballots. If the majority of workers in a workgroup agree, the election may be conducted with the assistance of a union or other organisation or person.  

 If the number of candidates for election as a HSR equals the number of vacancies, an election need not be conducted and the candidate(s) are taken to have been elected as the HSR for their workgroup.

 Management must inform all workers of the outcomes of elections. Once a HSR is elected they must complete the UNSW HSE Consultation Course Online. To enrol in this training, the HSR needs to log into myUNSW. A HSR for a workgroup holds office for 3 years, and is eligible for re-election at the end of this term. Schools and Departments are responsible for monitoring the terms of office of their HSRs and for organising elections (if required) at the end of the 3-year term.

 If a workplace needs help with establishing their consultation arrangements, the supervisor/manager of the work unit should contact their Work Health & Safety Contact  

 Management should ensure that HSRs are provided with the time and resources required to fulfill their duties as a HSR.

 

Powers and functions of a HSR:

 Under Section 68 of the WHS Act 2011, the powers and functions of a HSR are:

  • To represent the workers in the workgroup in matters relating to work, health and safety
  • To monitor the measures taken in relation to the WHS Act for the health and safety of workers in the workgroup
  • To investigate complaints from members of the workgroup relating to health and safety
  • To inquire into anything that appears to be a risk to the health or safety of workers in the workgroup, arising from the conduct of the business or undertaking.

These powers and functions are generally limited to the particular workgroup they represent. Section 69 of the WHS Act 2011 states “A health and safety representative for a workgroup may exercise the powers and perform functions under this Act only in relation to matters that affect or may affect, workers in that group.”


HSRs with additional powers:

 After being elected, a HSR is given the option of obtaining additional powers which entitle them to:

  • Direct unsafe work within their workgroup to stop when they have a reasonable concern that carrying out the work would expose a worker to serious risk
  • Issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) when they reasonably believe there is a contravention of the WHS Act 2011. A PIN is a notice issued to a person requiring them to address a health and safety concern in the workplace.

 To obtain these additional powers, the HSR must complete a 5 day Workcover approved HSR training course and a 1 day refresher course each year during their term of office. This is in addition to the UNSW HSE Consultation Course online.

 If a HSR would like to do this training, they need to contact their Work Health & Safety Contact to find a suitable training provider. Then they need to discuss this with their supervisor/manager to decide on a convenient time to do this training. The PCBU must as soon as practicable within a 3 month period after the request is made, allow the HSR time off work to attend the training. Any HSR who completes this training needs to send a copy of their training certificate to UNSW’s WHS Senior Manager.


Health & Safety Committee:

A new HSC must be established if requested by at least five workers or a HSR. A HSC may also be established by a PCBU on their own initiative. A HSC is made up of HSRs who have been elected by their peers to represent their workgroup, management representatives, other workers and advisory members as required. At UNSW, all HSRs are strongly encouraged to become members of the area’s HSC.

HSCs also include PCBU/Management representatives, who have the authority to help make decisions about HS matters.

Each HSC needs to develop its own procedures for organising and conducting meetings. This can be done using the template HS L3 Committee Constitution  

Powers and functions of a HSC:

Under Section 77 of the WHS Act 2011, the powers and functions of a HSC are:

(a)    to facilitate co-operation between the person conducting a business or undertaking and workers in instigating, developing and carrying out measures designed to ensure the workers’ health and safety at work, and

(b)    to assist in developing standards, rules and procedures relating to health and safety that are to be followed or complied with at the workplace, and

(c)    any other functions prescribed by the regulations or agreed between the person conducting the business or undertaking and the committee.

It may not be practical for all workgroups to have a HSC, so they may request to have a HSR to represent them independently, or they may decide to adopt ‘other agreed arrangements.’

 

Other agreed arrangements

This is where workers and management establish alternative consultation arrangements which are suitable for their unit/area. These arrangements must be negotiated and agreed to by all parties. Options could include:

  • Direct communication between workers and supervisor/s to formally discuss health and safety issues
  • Team meetings where health and safety is discussed and minutes recorded
  • A variation of the established Level 3 HSC structure
  • Toolbox talks.

These arrangements may be suitable for workers such as contractors, volunteers or small or low risk workgroups such as office-based staff.

The arrangements for consultation including the names of HSRs and HSC members (where relevant) must be communicated to all staff e.g. via email, displayed on health and safety noticeboards, via local school/work unit websites etc.

 

Agreement on Proposed Consultation Arrangement

Whichever method of consultation is proposed, (e.g. HSRs, HSCs or “Other agreed arrangements”), management needs to communicate the details of the proposed health and safety consultation arrangements to all workers, and ask workers for feedback as to whether they agree with the proposed arrangements. This can be done by a range of communication means including email, whereby workers are asked to respond to a nominated management representative by a specified date. If “no response” is received by email by the majority of the workers by the specified date, it will be assumed that the majority of the workers agree with the proposed consultation arrangements

 UNSW Health and Safety Meeting Structures

At UNSW there are established HSRs and HSCs. These operate at three levels:

 Level 3 – HSC

These committees operate at a school or department level and are made up of different workgroups. Commonly each workgroup has elected a representative (a HSR), to represent them on health and safety issues. At UNSW, HSRs are strongly encouraged to be part of the HSC, (although the WHS legislation does not make this mandatory).

 Greater than 50% of the members of the HSC must be workers who are nominated by the workers in their workgroup. Management representatives must not outnumber worker representatives.

 The HSC membership should also include the Head of School/Department, or a Senior Manager who is acting as their delegate. This person must have the appropriate authority to make decisions about health and safety matters.

 The purpose of the L3 HSC is to discuss health and safety issues/concerns raised in the local area (e.g. school/unit level). This would include discussion of any proposed changes to the workplace that may impact on workers’ health and safety. Any concerns that cannot be resolved by the members’ direct supervisor or their HSR, can be raised at this committee.

 Minutes of HSC meetings should be kept and distributed to the workgroup electronically, with corrective actions recorded.  Level 3 HS Committee Agenda Template can assist with maintaining meeting  agendas and the Level 3 HS Committee Minutes Template (link) can assist with recording minutes of meetings.

 For more information on the functions of HSCs, and procedures for organizing and conducting meetings, refer to: L3 HS Committee Constitution template.

 Compliance checklist for Level 3 HSCs

Level 3 HSCs have the option to complete L3 Health & Safety Committee Compliance Checklist as a health check for their committee. Completion of this checklist is not mandatory but may be required, for example due to a major structural change, audit or other requirement.Any ‘actions required’ after completing the checklist need to be documented at the next L3 HSC meeting, with a due date for completing the actions.

 Level 2 – Two options are available:

(i) Faculty/Divisional Executive Management Meeting

 The Work Health & Safety Contact attends a quarterly Faculty/Divisional Executive Management Meeting, and presents a summary of health and safety statistics and issues relevant to the entire Faculty/Division to the senior management team. Any issues that cannot be resolved by local area supervisors/managers can be raised by the Head of School/Department Manager during these Executive Management meetings. This group is chaired by the Dean or Division Manager.

(ii) L2 Faculty/Division Executive Management Meeting Including HSRs

 The L2 Faculty/Divisional HSC may be made up of the Chairpersons of each of the L3 HSCs or a workgroup representative, and the relevant management representative for the workgroup (e.g. Head of School/Department). For example, the Chairperson for the L3 School of Civil Engineering HSC and the Head of School would attend the Faculty of Engineering L2 HSC.

 This committee’s role is to discuss issues that have may have an impact on workers across the faculty/division, and to review hazards, incidents and outstanding corrective actions for the Faculty/Division. Any issues that cannot be resolved by the L3 HSC, should be raised at this meeting.

Level 1 – UNSW Health, Safety and Environment Strategic Planning Committee

This committee is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Its role is to:

  • Establish and monitor health and safety objectives within UNSW’s Health and Safety Strategic Plan
  • Ensure UNSW implements an effective Health and Safety Management system (HSMS)
  • Address any health and safety issues raised that affect the University Community as a whole.

 

Consulting with other PCBUs

UNSW has relationships with a number of PCBUs both on and off the campus. Appropriate consultation arrangements with these organisations will be discussed and agreed upon by all parties.

There may also be situations where UNSW needs to engage contractors, sub-contractors or labour-hire workers to carry out specific projects or tasks. In these situations, UNSW will discuss and negotiate with these workers, to determine their preferred method/s of consultation with UNSW. The different options available for consultation will be included in the engagement contract documentation with these parties. Examples may include toolbox talks, team meetings (where health and safety is an agenda item), face-to-face discussions and cross representation on other committees etc.

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 Work Health & Safety Representatives: Faculty/Divisions/Workgroups

Academic Division

Academic Division (excluding Library & UNSW Press)

Staff from the Academic Division were consulted in 2017 and agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters using the following mechanisms: 

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines and the opportunity to provide input where appropriate
  • Twice yearly WHS Forums., comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup

Academic Division staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their manager/supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 Divisional WHS meeting, and to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The Library has agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters via the Library Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup as listed below:

Library
Research Services and Corporate

Marijka Azzopardi

VACANT

Teaching Services, Academic Engagement and Collections

Todd Bonner

Francoise Rodriguez

Learning Services and Digital Innovation

Judy Haywood (Chair)

Jessica Deane

Research Services & Corporate

Management Representative

Fiona Bradley

Library Spaces

Management Representative

Megan Van Wyk
Chief Building Warden James Kay

Division of Research

Division of Research (excluding MWAC)

Staff from the Division of Research (excluding MWAC) were consulted and agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include H&S as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.
  • The level 2/3 Division of Research work health and safety Committee (WHSC)

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance and may also discuss with the WHSC member representing their work group. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The level 2/3 Division of Research WHS Committee members are:

Committee Workgroup Name
Office of the DVCR (Chancellery) Daniel Owens 

L1 Chancellory Building (DVCR/OEDR)

Sally Hilton

Aya Horne 

L2 Rupert Myers Building (Graduate Research School)

Kylie Haldane

Lena Caruso

L3 Rupert Myers Building (RGC/RECS/RFO/SYSTEMS/RAPPO/RRO)

Ianina Morgenstern

Sue Kwong

L4 Rupert Myers Building(RSPO/PVCs/RDU)

Claudia Abouarrage

Louise Milazzo

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre

Simon Harris

Doug Lawes

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC)

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) has agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines and the opportunity to provide input where appropriate
  • The MWAC Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup

MWAC staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their manager/supervisor in the first instance, and may also discuss with the WHSC member representing their work group.  All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff or the WHSC member may escalate to the Level 2 Divisional WHS meeting, and to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The MWAC level 3 WHS Committee members are:

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC)
Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility  (BMSF)  Sydney Liu Lau 
Electron Microscope Unit (EMU)  Richard Webster

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (NMR)

 

 Doug Lawes 

Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF)

Chairperson

 Celine Heu

Manager - Electron Microscope Unit

Management Representative

Katie Levick

Statistical Consulting Unit Zhixin Lieu
MWAC

VACANT

Solid State and Elemental Analysis Unit Songyan Yin
Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory (BRIL) and Biorepository Brendan Lee

Chronos 14 Carbon Cyling Facility

 

Heather Haines

Division of Enterprise

Division of Enterprise (excluding MCIC)

The Division of Enterprise has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

    • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
    • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
    • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC)

The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

    • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
    • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
    • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS338 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

Division of Inclusion and Diversity

The Division of Inclusion and Diversity has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

Division of External Relations

The Division of External Relations has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

Division of Philanthropy

The Division of Philanthropy has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Committee Workgroup Name
SAM Employer representative Julie Miller
SAM Staff representative Jennifer Beale
SoE Employer representative Brendan Webb
SoE Staff representative   Simone Pilosio
HAL Employer representative Lois Cleal
HAL Staff representative Melissa Merritt
SoSS Employer representative Michael Bowen
SoSS Staff representative Jung-Sook Lee
SPRC & CSRH Employer representative Kylie Valentine
SPRC & CSRH Staff representative Lisa McElhinney
Technical Resource Centre Neal Dennis

Faculty of Built Environment

Committee Workgroup Name
Management

Susan Channells

Antony Ward

James Dodd

Academic Mariano Ramirez
Research Aida Eslami Afriiz
Professional Anjalika Wijesurendra
Technical Gabriel Undery
City Futures Andrew Freney
Emergency Management Francy Fan
Postgraduate Student Aysu Kuru
Shared Services Sebastian Gonzalez
Health, Safety & Environment

Leanne TheBridge

Alfonsus Alvin

Faculty of Engineeering

Committee Workgroup Name
Graduate School BioMedical Engineering Michael Stevens

Chemical Engineering

John Starling

Civil Engineering Paul Gwynne
Computer Science & Engineering Emma Proud
Electrical, Telecommunications Engineering Iain Skinner
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Omear Saeed

 Minerals and Energy Resources Enginerring (MERE)

Guangyao Si

 Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering Mark Griffin

Faculty of Law & Justice

Staff from the Faculty of Law & Justice were consulted in July 2017 and agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of Faculty meetings and committees (including team meetings) will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, or as a minimum on an ad hoc basis as appropriate to allow for issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: The Law Faculty Operations Manager - Sandra Rheinbay, First Aid Officers, Fire Wardens and others as appropriate will share information by email. This will include but not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

The Faculty of Law & Justice staff should discuss health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance.  All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Law Faculty Operations Manager, to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

WHS information will be available on LEX and displayed around the building. Please report any missing or out of date information to the Law Faculty Operations Manager.

 

L2 WHS Committee Workgroup Name
Acting Dean Andrew Lynch
Operations Manager Sandra Rheinbay
Head of School - Law, Society and Criminolgy Cameron Holley
Head of School - Global and Public Law Theunis Roux
Head of School - Private and Commercial Law Michael Handler
Faculty Exec Director Fei Wong
Deputy Dean (Education) Prue Vines
Associate Dean (Academic) Catherine Bond
Associate Dean (Research) Melissa Crouch
Associate Dean (International) Christine Forster

Faculty of Medicine

Medicine Contacts

https://staff.med.unsw.edu.au/unsw-medicine-health-and-safety

Faculty of Science

 Aviation  Carlo Caponecchia

 Gabriel Lodewijks

 Rena Friswell

 Lorda Omeissah

 Elaine Tat

 Jamie Lim

 Dimuth Seneviratne

 Xinyun Hu

 Lucie Thomson (FOU)

 Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science    (BABS)

 Abigail Teo

 Erika Becker

 Stefano Vecchiarelli

 Kyle Hoehn

 David Reynolds

 Elessa Marendy

 Jai Tree

 Jeff Welch

 Jason Sercombe

 Henry Bell

 Lucy Dobson

 Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences  (BEES)  http://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/hs-committee

 Chemistry

 http://www.chemistry.unsw.edu.au/our- school/health-and-safety/school-safety-personnel
 Science Faculty Workshop  James Richards
 Material Sciences and Engineering  Michael Ferry

 Jianqiang Zhang

 Anthony Zhang

 Rahmat Kartono

 Rakesh Joshi

 Florence Liu 

 Mathematics 

 Russel Morison

 Leung chan

 Suzie Scandurra

 Katie Ginis

 Optometry

 Dale W. Larden

 Kay Dulhunty

 Tracy Kane

 Paul Zytnik

 Ajay Kumar

 Psychology

 John Bolzan

 Eva Fiala-Beer 

 Physics

Clemens Ulrich

Sue Coppersmith

Sivakumar Natarajan

Sue Hagon

Peter Reece

Otte Homan

Lara Gillan

Annabelle Evans

Gary Keenan

Tamara Reztsova

Seda Cokcetin

Division of Finance & Operations

Division of Finance and Operations (excluding Estate Management & UNSW IT)

The Division of Finance and Operations (DFO), with the exception of Estate Management and IT, has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

    • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
    • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
    • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.
  • The DFO Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor and/or their WHSC representative in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting, to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The DFO level 3 WHS Committee members are:

Committee Workgroup Name

Business & Campus Services

Chairperson

Tracey Glanville

Management Representative Ashley Milosavljevic
TBC

Angela Lee

Janz Reinecke

Madeleine Stephen

Michael Sarakis

Estate Management

EM has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • The EM Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup
  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS338 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

EM Lvl 3 HS committee

UNSW IT

IT has agreed to consult on work health and safety matters using the following mechanisms:

  • The IT Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup
  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible.
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines.

Staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their Manager/ Supervisor in the first instance. All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff may escalate to the Level 2 meeting and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The IT level 3 WHS Committee members are:

 Committee Workgroup   Name

Audiovisual

Chairperson

Tim Greenwood

Customer Service Delivery

Management Representative

Mark Griffith

Specialist Technology Services

David Herd

Krisjoe Fuertes

Network Solutions & Communications Bernie Li
Digital Solutions & Service Centre Loc Huynh
Cyber Security Tun Win Lwin
PPMO Sarah Moffatt

Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources (excluding Early Years)

The Division of Human Resources (excluding Early Years) has agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters using the following mechanisms: 

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines and the opportunity to provide input where appropriate
  • The HR Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup

HR staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their manager/supervisor in the first instance, and may also discuss with the WHSC member representing their work group.  All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff or the WHSC member may escalate to the Level 2 Divisional WHS meeting, and to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The HR level 3 WHS Committee and its members are currently being reviewed.

Early Years

Early Years has agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters using the following mechanisms: 

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines and the opportunity to provide input where appropriate
  • The Early Years Level 3 work health and safety Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup 

Early Years staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their manager/supervisor in the first instance, and may also discuss with the WHSC member representing their work group.  All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff or the WHSC member may escalate to the Level 2 Divisional WHS meeting, and to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The Early Years level 3 WHS Committee members are:

Early Years
 Tigger's Honeypot

 Bianca Obeid

 Milagros Quinones Gomez

 Kanga's House  Wendy Lowe
 Owl's House

 Robyn Cameron

 House of Pooh  Vivianne Zeaiter

Early Years

Management Representative

Sydnye Allen

The committee has a rotating chair, with the central contact being the Management Representative.

UNSW Art & Design

Level 3 Committee
Committee Workgroup Name
Academic Staff Zanny Begg (Chair)
Workshops Alex Byrne
Fire Warden Denis Cooper
Academic Staff Alex Davies
Galleries Dara Gill
Management Edward Sheer 
Library Judy Haywood
CSU Jo Holloway
Facilities David Millar
Management Marie Sierra
Resource Centre Jim Ward
Health & Safety Representative Leanne TheBridge
Level 2 Committee
Dean Ross Harley
Deputy Dean Marie Sierra
Head Of School Edward Sheer 
Faculty General Manager Lynn Greenwood
Manager, IT Services  Luke Killen
Manager, Maker Services Jim Ward
Health & Safety Representative Leanne TheBridge

UNSW Business School

Staff from the Business School were consulted in 2017 and agreed to consult on work health and safety (WHS) matters using the following mechanisms:

  • Team meetings: Chairs of team meetings will include WHS as a standing item on agendas, to allow for WHS issues to be reviewed and resolved as soon as possible
  • One to one meetings: Managers/ Supervisors will cover WHS matters as appropriate
  • Emails: This will include but is not limited to newsletters, information about hazards, and procedures/processes/guidelines and the opportunity to provide input where appropriate
  • The Business School Level 2/3 WHS Committee (WHSC), comprised of members who represent a particular workgroup

Business School staff should discuss work health and safety matters with their manager/supervisor in the first instance, and may also discuss with the WHSC member representing their work group.  All hazards and incidents will be reported on MyUNSW and assigned to your supervisor. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, staff or the WHSC member may escalate to the Level 2 Divisional WHS meeting, and to First Aid Officers or Fire Wardens as relevant/ appropriate and if necessary, escalate further in accordance with HS337 Health and Safety Issue Resolution Procedure.

The Business School Level 2/3 WHS Committee members are:

Position Name  Workgroup
Dean Chris Styles  UNSW Business School
Administrator Tanya Oshuiko  UNSW Business School
Business Analyst Robbie Gibson  Dean's Unit
Faculty Executive Director Nigel Poole  Dean's Unit
Operations Manager Sylvia Lohrengel-Kuhner Operations
Administrator Andrea Tomkins Operations
Client Engagment Manager Ellen Brown  AGSM
Customer Services Coordinator Sally Alpert  AGSM
Success Manager Leanne Kourt  AGSM
Operations Manager Lisa Hunter-Smith  Career Accelerator and Student Engagement
Administrator  Amy Brushwood  CEPAR
Operations Manager Nicolas Chau  Centre Social Impact
Administrator Anna Cessario  Centre Social Impact
Head of Web Transformation Tracy Carter  Digital Experience
EA / Project Officer Beverly Hurtado  Education Quality & Support
Adminstrator Paula Aldwell Sch Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
School Manager Nora Yim Sch Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
Manager Jessica Li Sch Banking and Finance
Administrator Sonia Johannes Sch Economics
School Manager Hock Thye Chan Sch Economics
Administrator Alexandra James Sch Info Systems and Tech Management, Sch Marketing
School Manager Alison Richards Sch Info Systems and Tech Management, Sch Marketing
Administrator  Josette Milford Sch Managment and Governance & Sch Risk Actuarial Studies
School Manager  Maree Magafas Sch Managment and Governance & Sch Risk Actuarial Studies
Business Partner James Green Estate Management

Business Partner

 

Melinda Turnbridge

 HR
Coordinator Carmel Jaconelli  WHS