I currently work at Melbourne Water in the SHEQ Team to ensure that our safety procedures, standards and processes are fit for purpose. I assist the business to introduce new innovative practices that support a high-performing generative safety culture.
I studied Aquatic Science many years ago and have supplemented that degree with diplomas in OHS and Auditing.
I love working in a field that is challenging, ever-changing and provides endless opportunities to make things better.
LinkSafe specialises in online contractor management solutions.
I am a state committee member of the Facilities Management Association (Victoria).
My current motivation is to create simplistic solutions within appropriate evidence-driven frameworks to assist our clients to manage contractors and suppliers.
My key expertise is development and implementation of safety management systems.
During lockdown in 2020, I qualified as an ISO45001 auditor.
While the COVID-19 pandemic provides many challenges, my primary motivation for working is that every one has the right to return home from work to their friends and family uninjured.
I’m also involved in Health and Safety for a business that does electrical detail drafting and electrical survey work, both overhead and underground cabling, including 3D modelling of the power infrastructure in Australia.
As well as previous experience in recruitment of blue-collar employees, I have worked in the construction industry Australia-wide: asbestos removal, passive fire protection and light demolition.
The variety of challenges I come across, and being able to achieve positive outcomes, is a good motivator for my work in safety.
My foray into the world of safety came when I was EHS Co-ordinator for The Australian Ballet for 9 years. In 2007 we won a WorkSafe Victoria Award for our dancers injury prevention program.
I hold an Advanced Diploma of OHS and a Bachelor of Arts.
It has been heartening to see the development of health & safety in the entertainment industry over the decades. The most rewarding challenge is to balance safety with creativity.
My special interests are dangerous goods and auditing.
Qualifications include B.Sc. (Chemistry) & M.Sc. (Safety). I was Exemplar Global OHSMS Lead Auditor for 20 years (10 years with WorkSafe Victoria).
I enjoy learning about the hazards in different industries and the work taken to control them.