The role of the Workplace Health and Safety Committee is to ensure that staff and students belonging to, or associated with the School, are afforded the best possible care.

The committee is elected annually and is made up of representatives from all areas within the School.

Committee: Members and representatives
Role / Area Name Room Phone
Chair & Head of School (Acting) Prof Amin Abbosh 78-418 53869
Committee Secretary Mrs Michelle Dobson (PA to HoS) 78-419 53869

Ms Shohreh Sabbagh Tabrizi

50-S309 69574
Deputy WHSCs

Mr Steve Fick

Mr Richard Newport

ETSG 53760
EAIT Faculty Facilities Officer Mr Steve Fick 74-113B 53716
EAIT Faculty HSW & Facilities Manager Mr Ryan Anderson 47A-724 54666
First Aid Officer Ms Karen Kinnear 78-425 53984
School Manager Ms Erin Hulme 78-416 52809
Director of Coursework Studies Dr Stephen Viller 78-313 51190
Director of HDR Studies Dr Ben Matthews 78-307 52185
WHSRs - ETSG staff Ms Shohreh Sabbagh Tabrizi
Mr Damien Waites
Mr Denis Bill
Mr Joseph Zhou
Dr Karl Bertling
Mr Richard Newport

IT Laboratories Mr David Reeves 78-516B 51183
HDR Students ITEE  
Member Dr Yah Leng Lim 78-541 59189
Duties and Terms of Reference

The Workplace Health and Safety Committee is responsible for:

  • Interpretation and application of University Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures at the School or Organisational Unit level.
  • Preparation of safety manuals for the School or Organisational Unit. In some areas this may require only circulation of University guidelines or policies.
  • Periodic surveys and inspections to detect hazards and make recommendations for change.
  • Hazard reporting and accident / injury record keeping.
  • Ensuring the investigation and implementation of control measures for those accident / incident / injury reports referred by the Faculty Occupational Health & Safety Committees.
  • Facilitating cooperation between management and staff in the resolution of Occupational Health & Safety issues and in developing and carrying out measures to ensure workplace health and safety at a workplace.
  • Referring important Occupational Health & Safety matters, not resolvable at the local level, to the Faculty Occupational Health & Safety Committee.
  • Provision and maintenance of personal protective equipment and first aid facilities.
  • Involvement in emergency evacuation (in some cases the working group may absorb the functions of the fire and emergency evacuation into their responsibilities. In all cases they should at least work with the building wardens).
  • Educating staff and distributing occupational health and safety information.
  • Recommending priorities for safety-related maintenance and works programs to the Faculty Occupational Health & Safety Committees.