My position is National Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) Manager. I manage the integrated safety, environment and quality management systems for the company.
This includes reviewing and improving the HSEQ management system by working with the managers, employees, customers and suppliers to ensure our procedures are the best they can be, managing the independent certification process, auditing, working with the Sales team to get the right HSEQ information to customers, incident investigations and learning and development.
My background is in HSEQ management – I’ve worked for over 25 years in senior HSEQ management roles in the construction, engineering and professional services areas. I’ve also worked in industrial relations management and managing regional operations. (Sydney Metro).
Before that I graduated with an Honours degree from the University of Sydney, focusing on industrial relations, and I also hold an Advanced Diploma in OHS.
It’s about enabling people to get home safe and well – it’s as simple as that. Also, if you do a job safely, you’re going to be so much more productive and efficient. The focus is on working with people to help them see the risks and help them manage those risks.
We’re supporting the improvement of infrastructure right across Australia by providing essential compaction equipment for the construction and maintenance of roads, railways, airports, housing and industrial land developments and in many other areas.
I love how innovative the company is in terms of its systems (which are really impressive) and products, and our approach to customer service. There’s a really strong focus on making sure the customer gets the right equipment, and that equipment is well-serviced and reliable so that it gets the job done.
We’re looking to increase efficiency wherever we can – we’re always looking to see how we can do things more safely, more efficiently and more sustainability.
I am keen to continue working with our managers and employees to improve our workplaces, our machines, our transport and our services by making them even more safe and sustainable.
On a regular day I’m looking ahead at the critical issues I need to be keeping on top of to support the business. This means staying informed of international and national industry and legal HSEQ developments and keeping the company aware of opportunities and risks for us.
I am keeping in touch with our employees across Australia – communication, listening, providing guidance and support is crucial.
I work with the Sales Team to ensure we are meeting or exceeding our customers’ HSEQ requirements.
I’m looking after our suppliers on our system and making sure we’re getting from them the necessary information, so we can rely on them to provide the right level of service in a safe manner to our customers.
I’m also talking to the branch and workshop managers to see what issues they’re dealing with and what support I can provide them. This can cover auditing and inspections, system improvements, safety communications, learning and development, and incident investigations and corrective actions.