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About the Safety and Wellbeing Unit

The Safety and Wellbeing Team supports the University’s Safety and Wellbeing Strategic direction:

  • Lead Safety and Wellbeing at every level
  • Develop the capabilities of our people to promote and support safety and wellbeing
  • Promote a culture of Safety and Wellbeing
  • Embed safety and wellbeing into the way we operate
  • Establish a transparent learning culture
  • Overcome the limiting mindsets to improving safety and wellbeing

The Safety and Wellbeing Unit is responsible for the development of the University’s safe system of work to ensure compliance with the Work, Health and Safety Act 2012.

The Safety and Wellbeing Team also administers the central licensing for regulated activities including Radiation and Nuclear material, Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods, and supports the University’s Health and Wellbeing plan.

Location: Level 3, Corporate Services Building, TT Flynn Street, Sandy Bay Tasmania 7000
Address: Private Bag 46, Hobart Tasmania 7001
Facsimile: +61 3 6226 2751

General Enquires:

In the first instance, general enquires should be directed to the Staff Services Portal (ServiceNow), which will be assigned to a Safety and Wellbeing Team member to action.  Or alternatively contact us via:


Telephone: +61 3 6226 6298

Facsimile: +61 3 6226 2751

Urgent Assistance:

In the event of a serious incident:


Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold

Director, Safety and Wellbeing

03 6226 7511

0439 534 501


Patty King

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist

03 6226 1928

Mel Perry

Safety Management Specialist

03 6226 6236
Kathie Ashton

Kathie Ashton

Safety and Wellbeing Administrator

03 6226 6298

Anna Tayler Anna Tayler

Wellbeing Specialist
03 6226 2015
Debbie Hindle Debbie Hindle

Wellbeing Specialist
03 6226 2114

Sam Poynter

Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

03 6226  8349
Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans

Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

03 6226 7509

Vallorie Hodges

Vallorie Hodges

University Dive Officer/ Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

03 6226 7200