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Our purpose:

Valuing people

to create freedomof choice

Freedom of choice comes when we can go home safe and well every day to the things we love. 

Work should be an enabler to this choice and help us to be the best we can be. 

This purpose drives everything we do at SafetyWorks.

SafetyWorks Values

We value our people, our clients and our community and we live out values that support this.

ALWAYS CURIOUS

We have to know ‘why’ – we are naturally inquisitive. We are open to learning, deepening our knowledge and are driven to share stories.

SOLUTIONS THAT FIT

We make it our business to discover what people do well. We understand and value excellence. We actively seek ways to be better and stand by our services.

OUTCOMES THAT STICK

For us, near enough isn’t good enough. We are flexible in our thinking, focused on quality and expect our work to make a lasting difference.

100% AUTHENTIC

Our behaviours are genuine and grounded – we own the outcome. Our decisions are ethical and undertaken with integrity. We respond with feedback and use it to improve. We do what we say we will do and enjoy what we do!

WE CARE ABOUT OTHERS

Community and family is strong in our workplace – we stand up for each other. We value respect and are passionate about all of our workplace relationships.

Our Story

Since 1999, Liz Nicol and Kerry Walker have merged strategic safety management skills with the vision of a safety culture encompassing visionary leadership and engaged people, to create a unique and holistic approach to workplace health, safety and wellbeing.

Both Principals gained their expertise with forward-thinking global corporate enterprises, bringing that quality focussed customised approach to their business.

They seek out team members with diverse backgrounds to provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver specialist solutions in partnership with our clients.

Liz and Kerry seek to partner with organisations, building frameworks for sustainable change in health and safety where people feel valued and harm does not occur.

Our Directors

Kerry Walker

“I love that at SafetyWorks we make a difference. Sometimes it is a “light bulb” moment that creates a significant shift, and sometimes it’s just a small change in one person. Either way, caring about and valuing people creates a ripple effect that spreads out to free people to make choices.” Kerry Walker, Director

Working in engineering design early in my career really impressed upon me the importance and impact of creating an environment that supports managing risk. Later experience in operations showed me how weak systems and inconsistent leadership can escalate uncontrolled risks into serious incidents and cause both immediate and widespread harm. This fuels our team’s dedication to providing excellent customised services designed to enable safe and healthy work. In this way we provide the guiding foundations and support for leaders to build a sustainable culture of care.

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Liz Nicol

“What I love doing is working with people to spark their imagination...”

Einstein once said – “Knowledge is what has got us to where we are today – imagination will get us to where we need to go”.

In the 25 plus years, I have been working with organisations in Health and Safety I have seen enormous change. Historically organisations have been very compliance focussed and typically very reactive. However, what we know is that to really achieve an organisation where we not only avoid harm, but actually enhance outcomes for people, understanding that caring for and engaging people at every level of the organisation is what will truly make the difference. We know that if we care for people, and help them to be the best they can be, then they will go above and beyond to care for each other.

If we are truly to take the next steps on the safety and wellbeing journey, we need to use our imagination, think differently and tap into the enormous strength of the goodness of people.

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Our Team

SafetyWorks team is our strength, community and family is strong in our workplace and we love working with each other. Let us introduce you to the team!

TERRY FOSTER

Terry loves to learn something new, often to do with people and how they view the world. His main interests include psychology, philosophy, coaching, playing with maths, sport and learning Bahasa Indonesian.

Terry likes to support people to develop perspectives that energise them towards achieving whatever it is in life they want to achieve.

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CAROLYN HANDS

Carolyn has over 15 years’ experience as a coach and is intrigued with the unique qualities of individuals and working out how different people can work together productively.

Carolyn’s strength is to recognise and cultivate potential in others. Carolyn enjoys coaching individuals, groups and teams; helping people to coexist and work towards achieving their goals and enhancing productivity.

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TRACI CARSE

Traci’s quest to truly understand human behaviour was forged during her childhood. This pursuit, coupled with a keen desire to support people to thrive, led Traci through extensive formal training associated with the studies of psychology, mental health and wellbeing.

From resilience training to teaching mindfulness and measuring workplace mental health and wellbeing, Traci’s has grown from a wealth of experience.

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KELLY TURNER

Kelly has worked with SafetyWorks Group since 2006, previously she was an OHS professional with QANTAS and Star City.

Kelly specialises in supporting organisations to achieve WHS best practice. Her areas of expertise and passion include; workplace Consultation, conducting gap analysis reviews and audits to assist organisations develop action plans, developing and delivering training, developing and implementing safety management systems and facilitating risk management activities including Bowtie analysis.

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JOHN LYNCH

John’s passion for WHS has been growing for more than 30 years. During the first half of his career, he worked in Electrical Engineering in a heavy industrial manufacturing business. This time made an incredible impression on John as the business experienced multiple fatalities and many serious injuries.

Since that time John has been committed to supporting people and businesses to ensure that they are at their best and safest every day. John has specialised in safety training and safety management systems.

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DENIS BELLEROSE

Denis has 15 years in the construction/landscaping industry (“playing in the dirt” as he calls it). This is complemented by his 10 years’ experience as a WHS Professional. As a non-practicing lawyer, his analytical and investigative nature is advantageous to clients. Denis is passionate about helping businesses and not for profits to improve their output while helping to ensure their staff are simply happy and safe.   

Denis enjoys problem-solving for charities when he is not playing percussion, running to a yoga class, riding his bicycle or moonlighting as an assistant tennis coach. 

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KRISTEN WHEELER

Kristen has been supporting SafetyWorks for over 15 years and knows the business inside out. Her strong management skills and attention to detail help her to excel in all things business management.

Kristen loves the simple things in life; a good cuppa, family & friends to share it with, sunshine, the garden and having a creative project.

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SIMONE GRAHAM

Simone brings imagination and positivity to her work, having worked in communication, marketing and events for over 10 years. Simone found her passion for working with management consultancies during her time working and living in London.

Most recently Simone has focused on the set-up and implementation of inbound marketing solutions for SafetyWorks. Simone enjoys working to build SafetyWorks' client engagement and brand presence. In her spare time, you’ll find Simone cuddled up to an animal, learning something new or planning an overseas trip.

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RHYS MOLLER

As a recent Business graduate, Rhys brings a can-do attitude to the SafetyWorks team. Having spent the past 5 years in the civil construction industry, Rhys also brings with him a thorough understanding of the importance of WHS to individuals and organisations alike.

Rhys has a keen interest in business and marketing and one day hopes to hold a position of leadership within these areas. Outside of work, Rhys loves to keep physically active, is a mad sports fan, and is someone who enjoys spending time with his wife, their dog, and close friends and family. 

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