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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:

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*
  • Jackie King 17/12/2022*
  • Bharti Kour 21/08/2023*
  • Kathryn Lee 17/12/2022*
  • Roz Madsen 17/12/2022*
  • Natalie Marzella 13/08/2021*
  • Helen Richardson 4/8/2022*
  • Kirsten Siejka 05/09/2021*

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

  • Jacob Batt 26/03/2023
  • David Henry 30/10/2022
  • John Short 20/03/2023

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

  • Norman Blackburn 20/10/2020
  • Peter McBeath 18/12/2022
  • Shane Rickerby 17/08/2021
  • Kylie Stubbs 22/10/2022

Australian Services Union

  • Samantha Batchelor 18/11/2022*
  • Aaron De La Torre 08/08/2022
  • Karen Tantari 23/08/2022
  • Michael VanBeek 27/05/2021

Australian Workers Union

  • Anthony Beven 17/05/2021
  • Robert Flanagan 16/11/2022
  • Graham Hogan 02/06/2022
  • Kevin Midson 16/11/2022
  • Ian Wakefield 16/11/2022

Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union

  • Leaselle Archer 24/09/2021
  • Michael Anderson 31/01/2022
  • Christopher Clark 12/07/2021
  • Christopher Lynch 9/11/2022
  • Paul Sutton 12/07/2021
  • Craig Thomas 5/12/2022

Community Public Sector Union

  • Angela Bradshaw 10/06/2023
  • Blair Dowker 10/06/2023
  • Matthew Gough 10/06/2023
  • Jessica Greene 10/06/2023
  • Natalie Jones 10/06/2023
  • Lisa Ronneberg 10/06/2023

Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime & Energy Union

  • Stephen Barrett 3/07/2021
  • Peter Booth 19/04/2021
  • Alisha Bull 13/08/2023
  • 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

  • Christopher Kennedy 18/06/2023
  • Janine Martin 06/11/2022

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 07/08/2022

Police Association of Tasmania

  • Andrew Bennett 04/09/2023*
  • Mark Kadziolka 04/05/2023*

Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association

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

United Workers Union

  • Jannette Armstrong 04/03/2023
  • Amy Brumby 27/02/2023
  • Kirsty Burke 17/02/2023
  • Tahnee Byas 08/01/2023
  • Stephen McCallum 17/02/2023
  • Celeste Miller 7/8/2023
  • Rhiannon Salter 05/02/2023
  • Sarah Ellis 08/12/2022

United Voice

  • Bishwoksen Adhikari 22/05/2023
  • James Katarzynski 23/09/2022
  • 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: 8th September 2020