WHS Officer

WHS Officer

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables.  We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites and invest in ongoing research and development. All of the products we grow and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed and grown on our very own farms or those of our partner growers.

We are looking for a Work Health & Safety Officer to join our Costa Avocado & Banana team in FNQ.  This role will report to the National HR & Safety Manager.

About the Role

This role is responsible for partnering with the business to provide support, coordination and administration across a range of WHS activities to support the FNQ Avocado & Banana operations. This role works very closely with the broader WHS team.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to


  • Support and coordinate the implementation of group WHS strategies, policies, processes, programs, systems and training.
  • Support managers with regular safety communication/training/Toolbox Talks and record keeping.
  • Support managers in reporting and investigation of hazards, incidents and near misses and ensure corrective actions are taken.
  • Improve safety performance – reviewing incident reporting and ensuring incidents are investigated and root causes identified to ensure adequate actions are identified to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Support Manager with injury management and return to work programs.
  • Support Manager with work cover claims.
  • Support Managers with regular site visits, safety inspection/audits.
  • Monthly KPI reporting.
  • Ensure sites are meeting legal compliance that includes training requirements.
  • Ensure compliance and promotion of OHS policies & procedures.
  • Coordination of sites WHS committees and meetings.
  • Maintain and monitor Safety Management System information.


All about you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Exposure to WHS processing functions.
  • Proven ability to show self-initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to drive a strong safety culture across the organisation.
  • Knowledge of WHS legislation and regulatory requirements is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of workers compensation and RTW is desirable but not essential.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.


What we can offer

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health & wellbeing and further learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and support you to thrive, grow and connect.

 For more information about this role or to have a confidential discussion please email angeline.mulder@costagroup.com.au or call 0448 983 864.

 Applications will close once the right candidate has been selected, so if you wish to be considered, apply now!

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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2023-2107

Location: Atherton/Mareeba, Tully, Walkamin

Closing Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023