Safe Work Specialist | Port Hedland |

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Health, Safety & Environment, Operations, Support Services

Date published

17 September 2020

Date closing

24 September 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

As the Safe Working Specialist you will be part of the Rail Operations team, reporting to the Rail Operations Services, Logistics and Rail Safety Lead. This role manages the interface with the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) and compliance with the Act and Regulations, including notification of reportable events to ONRSR, management of the Rail Rule Book and completion of Safe Working reports.
This role is either FIFO out of Perth working a 5/2/4/3 roster or residential in Port Hedland working a 5/2 roster. You will be required to have a National Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.

In this role you will:
  • Manage the interface with the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) and compliance with the Act and Regulations, including notification of reportable events to ONRSR, management of the Rail Rule Book and completion of Safe Working reports.
  • Review and actioning of outstanding risk mitigation tasks stemming from historical ONRSR site audits
  • Increased auditing of our compliance to the Act and Regulations to facilitate improved compliance in a proactive, rather than reactive manner
  • Safe Work project work stemming from RTP and the Rail Engineering team (such as the Rail Rule Book Simplification Project)
  • Data review to understand current performance and opportunities for process improvement and verification within the Rail Operations Services team.
  • Analyising Trends for Safe Work events which will enable the implementation of key initiatives to reduce Safe Work events
  • Constantly reviewing and compliance of the Act and Regulations which are: Rail Safety National Law (WA) Act and Rail Safety National Law (WA) Regulations

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have substantial experience of the practical application of rail safety legislation, compliance to BHPIO Railroad Rules, Work Instructions, Operating Instructions and Operating Notices. You will have the ability to provide assistance in administering and managing compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements which includes Rail Safety National Law (WA) Act and Regulations.

Your passion for safety and commitment to your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you will be second to none, and you have a strong understanding of Safe Working requirements. You are able to work independently and can manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. By nature, you are at ease engaging and influencing people at all levels of the organisation and are able to build productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders with effective communication and consultation to maintain the safety of the rail network.

You are a creative thinker who can effectively analyses issues using data and logic to problem solve and the ability to prioritise and meet legislative reporting deadlines. If you are Management Systems Auditor having that experience would be seen as a benefit to this position.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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