Job Detail

Health and Safety Officer - MIA NSW

31 December 2019

  • Location: NSW Other
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Reference No. 3023192


  • Corporate farm
  • Leading Agribusiness
  • Diverse role
Health and Safety Officer
Our client is a Leading Agricultural production company with a large corporate farm that employs approximately 50 staff and are continually expanding.
We are seeking a Health and Safety Officer who will report to the General Manager of the company to develop and execute the Health and Safety Policy, Program and Procedures on a large commercial farm in the MIA region.
You will be responsible for effectively planning, directing and coordinating of health and safety activities to establish a culture of health and safety. You will also evaluate practices and on farm facilities to assess risk and adherence to law.
You will be the link between the field and Head Office for Health and Safety.
Responsibilities of Health and Safety Officer:
• To assist the Board in complying with current Health and Safety legislation and/or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the safety and health staff and visitors.
• To develop, implement and monitor Health and Safety Policy, Program and Procedures.
• To develop, review and update appropriate sections of Company’s Procedures manual and SOP
• To coordinate the training of personnel in areas of safety, including first aid, CRP, accident prevention and investigation, work place inspection and other matters related to implementing safety procedures in the company facilities.
• To investigate and report on complaints of hazardous working conditions to the Board and/or other appropriate senior staff -  study possible causes and recommend remedial action.
• To arrange for H&S testing and/or evaluation of the workplace by external agency/consultant as may be necessary.
• To establish budget proposal for the operation of the H&S office and specific training program.
• To act as liaison with all related government bodies and regulating agencies.
• To coordinate the company’s emergency procedures and act as the Company’s emergency on site coordinator.
• To liaise with the council and state emergency planners, update plans, organize exercises and evaluate procedures.
• Inspect workplaces and workplace equipment, such as Ag chemicals, fertilisers, fuels, tractors and implements, to ensure they meet storage & safety regulations (and to identify hazards and risks).
• Ensure personal protective equipment (such as hearing protection, chemical / dust respirators, safety glasses, footwear and safety helmets), is being used in workplaces according to regulations.
• Assist with the rehabilitation of workers after accidents or injuries.
Desired Skills & Experience:
• Qualifications in OH&S WH&S.
• Experience in a similar role and understanding and empathy with rural people.
• Able to work independently or as part of a team.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
•  Integrity and honesty.
This is a great opportunity to become part of a fantastic organisation and professional team with lots of rewards.
To apply send a cover letter and CV to
Asher Hammond
Business Manager
Agrijobs Australia
1300 668 226