Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Health and Safety Representatives call for nominations

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

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Calls for nominations are usually held during the month of March.

Employees are legally entitled to nominate and, if necessary, elect workplace Health and Safety Representatives. The University has been divided into  nearly 80 workplaces. Nominations are sought for workplaces, in particular, those where there are either vacancies or the current representative's term of office nears expiry.

Nominations are open to any current UWA employee who has been employed at the University or in a similar work capacity elsewhere for a minimum of two years. All employees in the particular workplace will be entitled to vote in the election should an election be necessary. For information on the nomination process please see the Health and Safety Representative nomination guide.

The Act provides for paid leave for up to five days for representatives to attend safety training. The role of a representative is to act on behalf of all employees and to liaise with management on safety and health matters. Representatives have the right to inspect any part of the workplace, to investigate all accidents and are expected to notify the employer of any hazardous situation. The term of office is two (2) years. A Health and Safety Representative incurs no civil liability arising from their performance or failure to perform any function under the Act.

For further information on the roles and responsibilities of representatives refer to Part IV of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

If more than one nomination from a workplace is received then a ballot may be required. It is planned to declare successful nominations in April 2017.

Nominated health and safety workplaces

These workplaces either have vacancies or the term of office for the named representative ceases in March 2017.

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