WorkSafe kicked off its inspector recruitment campaign this week and is encouraging those who want to help keep Victoria the safest place to work in Australia to apply.

Roles are available across Melbourne and regional Victoria and successful candidates will work in multi-disciplinary teams covering a range of industries.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director of Health and Safety, Ian Forsyth, said inspectors played a crucial role in ensuring Victorian workers returned home safe at the end of the day.

“Our main priority is to ensure the health and safety of Victorian workers is not compromised,” he said.

“We do this by checking in to see if employers are complying with the law, providing advice on how to make workplaces safer and undertaking enforcement action when necessary.”

“We’re looking for people with fantastic communication and problem solving skills and have the ability to work through difficult situations when they arise.”

Mr Forsyth said the WorkSafe inspectorate had an outstanding reputation with employers and health and safety representatives they deal with, which reflected their ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.

“We encourage those who are passionate about workplace health and safety and want to be part of a team that plays an important role in making Victorian workplaces the safest they’ve ever been to apply.”

WorkSafe inspector recruitment campaigns usually take place once a year and are advertised in major metropolitan and regional newspapers and online. Selection is extremely competitive.

Typically, inspectors have a good understanding of and experience implementing Victorian Occupational Health & Safety legislation. Tertiary qualifications in OH&S are not mandatory, but preferred. Successful candidates undergo a comprehensive induction program.

If you have always wanted to make a difference in workplace health and safety, now’s your chance. Applications close 15 April at 5pm. To find out more, please visit:

www.worksafe.vic.gov.au