Your WHS Reps (HSRs)
At UNE, we have a three tier consultation framework based on the formation of WHS Work Groups with representatives sitting on the WHS Committee and management review facilitated by the WHS Management Group.
Most Workers at UNE belong to one of eight WHS Work Groups listed below.
What does it mean to be a Health and Safety Representative (HSR)?
You will represent your work group on the UNE WHS Committee. The WHS Committee meets every two months and the Chairperson is Professor Peter Creamer. The elected HSR will become the Chairperson of their work group. Work Groups convene every two months to review and discuss health and safety matters pertaining to your work environment. The tenure of HSRs is 3 years.
What does it mean to be a Deputy HSR?
You will fulfil the duties of a HSR when the elected HSR is unavailable.
What does it mean to be a HSR Nominee?
HSR Nominees are typically those who nominated to be elected as a HSR, but may include other staff that volunteer and commit to attending work group meetings on a regular basis. HSR Nominees may be identified after the nomination and election of HSRs and their Deputies.
More information about HSRs can be found in WHS P003 Consultation Protocol and their responsibilities are detailed in WHS P002 Organisational WHS Responsibilities Protocol.
Unlike Officers of the University, HSRs are not personally liable for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith. HSRs are a representative 'voice' only and responsibility for health and safety at the University cannot be delegated or transferred to them beyond the responsibilities imposed upon them in the capacity for which they are employed - WHS P003 Consultation Protocol.
Terms of Reference dictate how each level of consultation is implemented at UNE.
|Work Group Name and Number||Schools/Directorates/Locations||HSR, Deputy HSR and |
|Work Group 1|
HASSE (Education & HASS), Business, Law, Yarm Gwanga, Maths & Computer Science, SiMMER, Centre for Local Govt, Centre for Agribusiness
|HSR: Jane Kelly|
Deputy HSR: Robyn Archer
HSR Nominees: Anne Carlon
|Work Group 2|
Oorala, PDVC, Academic Quality, Academic board, VC office, CFO portfolio including FPAS, ABRI, Invetus, UNEP, Legal, Audit & Risk, RP&G, UNE Secretariat & Policy & Governance
|HSR: Stephanie Kentish|
Deputy HSR: Kylie Smith
|Work Group 3|
Medicine & Health (Health, Psychology & Rural Medicine), Pharmacy, UNE Medical Centre & NEIHR
|HSR: Deanne Dell|
Deputy HSR: Stuart Robertson
|Work Group 4||ERS, S&T (excluding Maths & Computer Science), CART, AGBU & Smart Farms, Cotton Hub, Poultry Hub, Rural Futures, Palaeoscience Research Centre, DPI & Archaeology||HSR: Oliver Knox|
Deputy HSR: Debra Jenner
|Work Group 5||PVCAI (LaTTe, Student Success, Library & Student Grievance) & International||HSR: Robyn Halloran|
Deputy HSR: Di Bailey-Graham
|Work Group 6|
PVCER (MaPA, ACE, UNE Sydney, Regional study centres)
|HSR: Nicole Williams|
Deputy HSR: Leisa Rayner
HSR Nominees: Rhonda Brooks
|Work Group 7|
COO portfolio, ITD, HRS, Research Services, AARSC & Office of Strategy Management, VC Unit
|HSR: Justin Urquhart|
Deputy HSR: TBC
|Work Group 8|
Residential & Compass Catering
|HSR: Fiona Murray|
Deputy HSR: TBC
|Work Group 9||UNE Life (HQ, Stro, Café, Safety & Security, Bool collection, The Shop, Belgrave cinema, Tune FM, Student Advocacy & Welfare, SportUNE)||HSR: Em Gallagher|
Deputy HSR: Brett Taylor
|Work Group 10||FMS||HSR: Shannon Hamilton|
Deputy HSR: Matthew Simpson
HSR Nominees: James Hudson