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WHS entry permit holders

Unions may apply to the regulator (Chief Executive, WorkSafe Tasmania) to have one or more of their officials granted a WHS entry permit. This permit allows union entry into workplaces for specified purposes.

Our guidance note Workplace Right of Entry by Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders (PDF, 195.2 KB) gives details of:

  • the role of a WHS entry permit holder
  • when they may enter a workplace and the notice they must supply
  • what they may do after entry
  • how disputes about right of entry are managed.

How to apply for a WHS entry permit

To apply for a WHS entry permit, you must be:

  • an official of the union
  • have satisfactorily completed approved training; contact WorkSafe for current details of the training provider
  • hold or will hold a Fair Work entry permit, or are entitled to enter workplace under Section 77 of the Industrial Relations Act 1984.

If you meet all the above criteria, then you must:

  • submit the completed WHS entry permit application form to WorkSafe Tasmania
  • provide a current photograph
  • provide a copy of your training certificate.

If the regulator is satisfied you meet the criteria and objective of the Work Health and Safety Act, you will be issued a permit.

Permits are valid for 3 years and your name will be listed on our website.

Current entry permit holders

The list below contains the names of people who currently hold a WHS entry permit (listed alphabetically by surname) and the expiry date of their permits.

Australian Education Union

  • Harriet Binet 17/08/2021*
  • Adam Clifford 22/07/2022*
  • Terri Coombes 28/09/2020*
  • Nick Donnelly 17/08/2021*
  • Gerard Enniss 22/07/2022*
  • Molly Frankham 17/08/2021*
  • Natalie Marzella 13/08/2021*
  • Helen Richardson 4/8/2022*
  • Kirsten Siejka 05/09/2021*

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

  • David Henry 30/10/2022

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

  • Norman Blackburn 20/10/2020
  • Mandy Clark 25/08/2020
  • Phoebe Mansell 25/08/2020
  • Shane Rickerby 17/08/2021
  • Kylie Stubbs 22/10/2022

Australian Services Union

  • Samantha Batchelor 18/11/2022*
  • Stephanie Jablonski 3/4/2020
  • Aaron De La Torre 8/8/2022
  • Karen Tantari 23/08/2022
  • Michael VanBeek 27/05/2021

Australian Workers Union

  • Anthony Beven 17/05/2021
  • Graham Hogan 02/06/2022

Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union

  • Leaselle Archer 24/09/2021
  • Michael Anderson 31/01/2022
  • Christopher Clark 12/07/2021
  • David Mier 1/05/2020
  • Paul Sutton 12/07/2021

Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime & Energy Union

  • Gerard Ayers 25/08/2020
  • Stephen Barrett 3/07/2021
  • Peter Booth 19/04/2021
  • Peter Clark 25/08/2020
  • Nigel Davies 19/04/2021
  • Fergal Doyle 1/05/2021
  • Ricky Gale 20/09/2022
  • Kevin Harkins 6/09/2022
  • Richard Hassett 27/02/2022*
  • Scott McLean 16/07/2021
  • Gerald McCrudden 19/04/2021
  • Nathan Milner 19/07/2021
  • Daniel Murphy 19/07/2021
  • James Simpson 19/04/2021
  • John Thomson 19/04/2021
  • Anthony Thornton 1/05/2021
  • Mark Travers 19/04/2021
  • Nikolaos Vamvas 19/04/2021

Health and Community Services Union

  • Vivek Foot 25/08/2020
  • Timothy Jacobson 29/07/2020
  • Christopher Kennedy 21/05/2020
  • Janine Martin 6/11/2022
  • Tammy Munro 30/05/2020
  • Richard Parkinson 26/05/2020
  • Kristen Swain 25/08/2020
  • Mathew Woolley 29/07/2020
  • Simon Wright 25/08/2020

Independent Education Union

  • Jeremy Oliver 21/07/2022
  • Dino Ottavi 15/07/2022

National Tertiary Education Industry Union

  • Emma Gill 11/07/2021

National Union of Workers

  • Jillian Batt 7/8/2022

Police Association of Tasmania

  • Patrick Allen 20/2/2020*
  • Mark Kadziolka 20/3/2020*
  • Angela Smith 27/2/2020*

Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association

  • Andrew Coyle 04/09/2022*
  • Jodee Inches 06/09/2022*
  • Melissa Read 06/09/2022*

United Voice

  • Amy Brumby 08/12/2019
  • Kirsty Burke 24/03/2020
  • Sarah Ellis 08/12/2019
  • Rebecca Flanagan 14/03/2020
  • James Katarzynski 23/09/2022
  • Stephen McCallum 3/04/2020
  • Rhiannon Salter 08/12/2019
  • Amanda Sigler 23/09/2022
  • Ashley Wilton 23/09/2022

* In exercising right of entry to workplace as a WHS entry permit holder the permit holder must observe the provisions of section 77 of the Industrial Relations Act and conditions set out in Regulation 18 of the Industrial Relations Regulations.

Resources

Workplace Right of Entry by Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders (PDF, 195.2 KB)

WHS entry permit application (DOCX, 66.1 KB)

Updated: 15th November 2019