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 2019.
Nominated health and safety workplaces
These workplaces either have vacancies or the term of office for the named representative ceases in March 2017.
|Central||Brand Marketing and Recruitment|
|Corporate Services||Campus Management|
|Corporate Services||Financial Services|
|Corporate Services||University Information Technology|
|Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education||Business School|
|Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education||Design|
|Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education||Education|
|Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences||Centre for Energy|
|Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences||Computer Science and Software Engineering|
|Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences||Mathematics and Statistics|
|Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences||Physics|
|Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences||Medicine|
|Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences||Population Health and Global Health|