Expression of interest - Major Hazards Advisory Committee chair

WorkSafe Victoria is seeking a new chair to lead the direction of its Major Hazards Advisory Committee (MHAC) until 2025.


About the Major Hazards Advisory Committee (MHAC)

Established in 2001, The Major Hazards Advisory Committee (MHAC) functions as a multi-partite consultative body, with representatives from industry, unions, fire services and the community. It operates with an independent chair and secretariat services provided by the Major Hazards Program within WorkSafe Victoria.

The committee provides a forum to provide WorkSafe Victoria with perspectives and input to inform key regulatory strategies within the industry. MHAC is chaired independently, conducting three meetings per calendar year.

The opportunity

The MHAC chair role is responsible for ensuring the MHAC functions effectively, measured by its ability to:

  • provide advice and contribute to key strategies to reduce the likelihood and consequences of major incidents within Victoria's Major Hazard Facilities
  • provide stakeholder advice to improve the implementation and maintenance of the requirements for Major Hazard Facilities Regulations, including initiatives for each round of licensing
  • monitor and ensure the transparency of the performance of stakeholders affected by the Regulations
  • provide advice to maintain parity with industry practice and international major hazard benchmarks
  • provide advice on important regulatory devices such as the Safety Case Assessment Framework and oversight inspections to ensure the effectiveness of major hazard regulation
  • encourage shared learnings across the MHF sector that promotes good practice in Major Incident Management and Safety Management amongst Victorian operators
  • provide an opportunity for stakeholders to communicate matters of concern for discussion and resolution

This role will involve a three year commitment until 2025 and will be remunerated accordingly.

Register your interest

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining why this role interests you to the Major Hazards Unit, [email protected]

If you have questions about the role, please email Simon Farrar, Director Major Hazards and Dangerous Goods, [email protected]