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BLSG Networking Meeting – TAFE NSW Safety Journey Through Covid-19

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Topic:        TAFE NSW Covid-19 Safety Journey 2020-2021

Presenter:  James Jammo, Head of WHS & Wellbeing, TAFE NSW


About your presenter

James has over 20 years’ experience in the field of work health and safety, environmental, quality and compliance management including workers compensation. Haven worked in multiple organization both public and private across different State and Federal jurisdiction, where he has held both State and National roles.

He currently holds the position as the Head of WHS & Wellbeing with TAFE NSW since 2016, during his time with TAFE NSW, he has aligned the WHS program from 10 individual institute into a ONE TAFE model, including developing and rolling out TAFE NSW First Safety Strategy aligned to AS48001/45001 and the NSW Government Safety Sector Plan. He has also established and chaired the first Australian Technical education governance committee that includes TAFE QLD, TAFE SA, Dep of Education SA, and TAFE WA.

In his current role at TAFE NSW James deals with all industry and training delivery types that is made up of 2800 courses these include but not limited to Heavy machinery, Construction, Equine, Nursing, and animal husbandry across 173 campuses geographically located across New South Wales, that includes a workforce of 17000 employees and 490,000+ students.

The organization also has multiple facilities across its campuses that play a significant role that involves the WHS division that sits within James’ responsibility from compliance and risk management, these enteritis include;

  • Libraries open to students & public
  • Gymnasium – Open to public and students
  • Early childhood learning – open to members of public
  • Childcare centres – Public, staff and students
  • Animal farm / care
  • Canteens,
  • Restaurants – public, staff, students
  • Coffee Shops – public, staff, students

His drive and passion is engaging with the workforce / students in helping them understand and simplify Work Health Safety in making it a part of the daily task ensuring ongoing business continuity and changing the hearts and mind of the students the future workforce of Australia.


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