First listed on: 31 January 2019

Safety/Injury & Well-being Lead - based in Broadmeadows 

About Us
Quality and freshness doesn’t come easy, which is why we have a fantastic group of people working around the clock at Woolworths Distribution Centres to tackle the mind boggling logistical challenge of coordinating supplies from the farm-gate to supermarket shelves across the state.

Our Distribution Centres are also a critical control point in checking the quality of fresh food and placing it in the optimal conditions to protect its flavour, freshness and texture.  Alongside the top service we provide to our supermarkets we also have super performance in our Distribution Network which store stock for many of our other brands such as BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Big W, to mention just a few.

About The Role

Safety/Injury & Wellbeing Lead - Contract Opportunity

We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced Safety/Injury & Wellbeing Lead to be based in the Woolworths MRDC in Broadmeadows, Melbourne.

As the Safety Lead, your role exists to support DC line management with safety leadership and technical support in the continuous reduction of workplace injuries and to integrate practical and effective Safety initiatives to promote safe workplace behaviour. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Delivery of timely, accurate, and quality assured safety performance data to business, including external benchmarking activities

  • To implement, maintain and improve policies, processes, Safety & Health programs, systems and tools to minimise risks and to achieve compliance.

  • Monitor and identify actions resulting from the incident management review process

  • To lead and support Operational Managers with positive strategies based on proactive analysis of information, leading and lagging indicators & culture survey results to promote a positive and resilient SH&E culture for team members, visitors, customers and contractors.

  • To manage and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring ongoing regulatory and legislative compliance. Applying sound judgement and decision-making based on facts and verifiable evidence, professional knowledge and practice.

  • Contribute to the Supply Chain SH&E governance program by conducting first line of defence audits and supporting close out of any non-conformities.

  • Manage and plan return to work related decisions including pre-paring proactive return to work plans

  • Manage the early intervention program including monitoring and supporting the team members recovery so that lodgement of claims can be made in a timely manner

  • Educate team members / contractors about the workplace rehabilitation policy and procedures and what to expect when an injury occurs

About You

Woolworths people are great people. Whether we’re learning new things, seizing the initiative, or winning together our customers are at the heart of everything we do. If you’re the sort of individual who takes accountability and strives to always do the right thing for each other, our communities, our customers, and our business then we ought to connect.

Together with demonstrated experience in a similar role, we are seeking the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to build strong relationships across internal and external stakeholders

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • The capacity to undertake work with a high degree of accuracy

  • Maintaining continuous learning through affiliation with industry groups & legislative updates.

  • Ability to manage self & others to complete recurring work & special projects.

  • Time Management and project prioritisation skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • People skills in servicing and influencing others

  • Experience working within a hands on Safety role

  • Formal qualifications in a related OH&S area

As the Safety Lead,  you will play a valuable role in the Supply Chain team where you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally in a supportive team environment.

At Woolworths Supply Chain, safety is a core value - Destination Zero is our mission of zero harm to our people, environment and community.

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As part of creating a safe working environment, our Distribution Centres operates under a Drug & Alcohol Policy for all those on site. Employees are subject to possible random testing, and applicants to this role can expect to undergo tests as part of the recruitment process, in addition to a full physical." 

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