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Principal Inspector (Construction) , Office Of Industrial Relations

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

HR & Recruitment
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*** This vacancy is open to existing Queensland state government employees only. ***

Our vision is to help provide healthy, safe and productive working lives and communities for people in Queensland. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Principal Inspectors work directly with industry to improve health and safety in Queensland workplaces.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group HR & Industrial Relations
Classification AO6
Workplace Location Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/371582/21
Closing date 13-May-2021
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Salary Other
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Contact person Greg Karlsson
Contact details (07) 5374 9906
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*** This vacancy is open to existing Queensland state government employees only. ***

Our contribution
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is responsible for working with industry, unions and the community to improve work health and safety outcomes in Queensland. WHSQ works with industry and the community to build positive safety cultures and build safety capability, investigate workplace fatalities and serious injuries and where necessary uses enforcement and prosecution as targeted responses.

WHSQ works with businesses to improve health and safety in Queensland workplaces and plays a central role in helping businesses meet relevant requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011; Electrical Safety Act 2002; Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 and associated delegated legislation.

Your contribution
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Inspectors work with industry to improve health and safety in Queensland workplaces. This position contributes to the recommendations from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise the powers appointed to inspectors according to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to assist the government in meeting the objectives of these Acts.
  • Participate in state-wide compliance campaigns such as safety blitzes and industry audits.
  • Participate in workplace assessments in order to determine the degree of risk existing at a workplace and compliance to workplace health and safety standards.
  • Lead a team of inspectors in targeted assessment programs which monitor and assess compliance with workplace health and safety legislation and provide reports on team outcomes.
  • Utilise departmental and regional protocols, processes and systems to prioritise complaints, incidents, and other work.
  • Allocate work such as investigations, complaints and assessments to inspectors in an equitable manner within a team environment to achieve targets within set timeframes.
  • Produce reports and conduct reviews of technical information arising out of serious workplace incidents.
  • Participate in the professional development of inspectors in a team environment by adopting a mentoring and coaching role in their work activities, providing guidance and performance management as required.
  • Provide operational and specialist technical direction, support and advice to local staff in accordance with procedures, objectives and performance standards adopted by the department, and become personally involved in the more difficult or potentially contentious cases/issues.
  • Liaise with local stakeholders in industry, commerce, government, education, training and the wider community to identify on-going and emerging needs and issues and provide advice to the Regional Operations Manager and the Director on these matters.
  • Implement departmental procedures and policies with respect to human resource management, in particular, equal employment opportunity, performance planning and review and workplace health and safety.
  • Actively participate in the promotion of a discrimination free workplace culture that values equity and diversity.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

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