“Safety is being practical, adaptive and innovative.”

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Sean Bourke

Sean Bourke

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Sean is a highly experienced WHS Manager with a Master of Management from MGSM and has dedicated his career to coaching and mentoring leaders at all levels, to integrate health and safety into their operations. He is known for his ability to turn safety science into practical reality in the workforce.

Specialisation

With deep knowledge of safety science and management, Sean specialises in the practical application of safety management systems, safety critical risk management, safety in design, safety leadership coaching, training and auditing.

Academic Credentials

Master of Management (MMGT) – MGSM
Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety – NT University
Woolworths Engaging Leaders Program (18 month) – Woolworths Academy
Associate Diploma Adult Education – NT University
Safety in Design – Consult Australia
Lead Auditor Quality Management Systems – QSA (AS/NZS 9001)
Lead Auditor OHS Systems – QSA/SAI (AS/NZS 4801, ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001),
Lead Auditor Environmental Systems – BSI (ISO 14001), Lead Investigator Training – ICAM
Du Pont Managing Safety for Operations Managers
Return to Work Coordinator NSW/VIC/SA

Workplace Certificate & Competencies

  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Certificate IV in Government (Injury Claims Management and Rehabilitation Management)
  • Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • Working at Height
  • Dogging
  • Occupational First Aid/Advanced Resuscitation
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • National Training Masters, Kiama NSW.

Career History

Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD)
Operations Manager

AFFORD, in operation for over 65 years, is one of Australia’s longest serving disability not-for-profit enterprises. Reviewed and upgraded the National Safety Management System, facilitating the consultation between workers and Management. Developed and delivered the High-Risk Work licence training across the business. Led the development and coaching of supervisors and managers in safety leadership.

Retail FM (Woolworths Subsidiary)
WHS Manager

Coached and mentored leaders at all levels across the Woolworths Group to develop and then implement their WHS Strategic Plan and Safety Management System. Integral to the success of the Woolworths’ cultural change program. Conducted competency verification audits as a means of reinforcing safety behaviours. Mentored the Safety Health Executive Committee to achieve the outcomes of their charter.

Woolworths Limited
HSE Assurance Specialist

Reviewed and upgraded the safety management system elements and lead the audit team across the Woolworths retail sector.
Developed and implemented the Critical Safety Risk Program.
Developed the due diligence process in order to provide Safety and Health assurance for an acquisition.
Legal Privilege investigation lead – Supermarkets.

Professional Associations

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SAFETY
Charted Professional Member and Registered Safety Professional in Australia

NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Professional Member

CONSULT AUSTRALIA
Member

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