WorkSafe Victoria has kicked off its inspector recruitment campaign and is encouraging those who want to help keep Victoria the safest place to work in Australia to apply.
Roles are available across Melbourne and regional Victoria and successful candidates will work in multidisciplinary teams covering a range of industries. Applications close 15 April at 5 pm.
“We’re looking for people with fantastic communication and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work through difficult situations when they arise.”
“Our main priority is to ensure the health and safety of Victorian workers is not compromised,” said WorkSafe’s Executive Director of Health and Safety, Ian Forsyth.
“We do this by checking in to see if employers are complying with the law, providing advice on how to make workplaces safer and undertaking enforcement action when necessary.”
Forsyth said the WorkSafe inspectorate had an outstanding reputation with employers and health and safety representatives they deal with, which reflected their ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.
WorkSafe inspector recruitment campaigns usually take place once a year and are advertised in major metropolitan and regional newspapers and online. Selection is extremely competitive.
Typically, inspectors have a good understanding of and experience implementing Victorian Occupational Health & Safety legislation. Tertiary qualifications in OHS are not mandatory, but preferred. Successful candidates undergo a comprehensive induction program.