School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The role of the Workplace Health & 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 & Representatives
Role / Area Name Room Phone
Chair & Head of School Prof Michael Bruenig 78-418 53869
Committee Secretary Mrs Michelle Dobson (PA to HoS) 78-419 53869
WHSC Mr Steven Wright 47-207 59160
Deputy WHSCs

Ms Shohreh Sabbagh Tabrizi
Mr Steve Fick

Mr Richard Newport

ETSG 53760
EAIT Faculty Facilities Officer Mr Steve Fick 50-S412 53716
EAIT Faculty OH&S Advisor Ms Janelle Scown 50-S413 51394
First Aid Officer Ms Karen Kinnear 78-425 53984
School Manager Ms Jennifer Croud 78-416 52809
Director of Coursework Studies Dr Stephen Viller 78-313 51190
Director of HDR Studies Prof Jane Hunter 78-709B 51092
WHSRs - ETSG staff Ms Shohreh Sabbagh Tabrizi
Mr Damien Waites
Mr Denis Bill
Mr Steven Wright
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 & Terms of Reference

The Workplace Health & 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.