Work Health and Safety Elections 2017

In accordance with the Elections Policy and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 nominations are now open for the Work Health and Safety Representative and Deputy Work Health and Safety Representative in the following Divisions and Schools:

  • Academic Division
  • Research, Engagement, Development & International Division
  • Finance and Resources Division
  • People and Advancement Division
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Science and Health
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Work Health and Safety Representatives are elected for a three year term from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

Nominations are open until 4.00 pm, Monday, 11 December 2017.

Please Note: Fields with * are mandatory. If you have any problems completing this form, please contact returningofficer@westernsydney.edu.au


Role Description

Work Health and Safety Representative (WHSR)

WHSRs have specific powers and functions under the WHS Act and facilitate the flow of information about health and safety between the University and employees. WHSRs will attend a 5-day training course (paid for by the University) and may choose to attend quarterly WHS Central Committee meetings.

The powers and functions of a WHSR for a work group are:

  • to represent the workers in their work group in relation to work health and safety matters
  • to monitor the measures taken by the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) (the University) to comply with the WHS Act in relation to their work group members
  • to investigate complaints from work group members about work health and safety
  • to inquire into anything that appears to be a risk to the health or safety of workers in the work group, arising from the conduct of the University.

Deputy Health and Safety Representative (Deputy WHSR)

Deputy WHSRs perform the role of a WHSR where a WHSR for a work group ceases to hold office or is unable (because of absence or any other reason) to exercise their powers or functions.


(For listing on ballot)

(You must use your Western Sydney University staff email address for your nomination to be valid)

Position you are nominating for

Select ONE position in this section only. Nominations will be void if more than one position is selected.





Supporting documentation

Please email a photo and candidate statement (MS Word format and be a maximum of 300 words) to returningofficer@westernsydney.edu.au by close of nominations (4.00 pm, Monday, 11 December 2017)

Confirmation of your nomination will be emailed to you. It is your responsibility to check that you receive confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation of your nomination, please contact returningofficer@westernsydney.edu.au as soon as possible. Nominations received after 4.00 pm, Monday, 11 December 2017 cannot be accepted.