Home  |   Contact  |   Hazard Inspections & Risk Assessments  |   Auditing  |   Training  |   Work Health & Safety Management Systems  |     Testimonials  

Testimonials


Here are testimonials from some of our clients in the areas of:
Forestry, Insurance , Civil Construction , Manufacturing , Rural , Hospitality , Health Care & Support Work

On his retirement from Workplace Standards Tasmania, Peter Rigby sent the following email to Australia Working Safely

"I have indicated my imminent retirement from Workplace Standards Tasmania, taking effect on the 13th July (2007). Please accept my sincere 'thankyou' for the assistance provided by Australia Working Safely, over past years. The Company's attitude, dedication and integrity has had a enormous influence in making Tasmanian workplaces safer."



Forestry


"Timberlands Pacific Pty. Ltd (TPPL) has been utilising the services of Andrew White of Australia Working Safely (AWS) since 2007.

AWS provide multiple services to TPPL including:
  • Audit of our Health and Safety systems and performance.
  • Independent auditing of contractor safety management systems.
  • Staff and contractor training and consultancy advice on a range of workplace safety matters.
AWS's auditing of contractor Safety Management Systems has extended well beyond a simple checklist. Andrew has earned trust and respect across our contractor workforce by providing sensible and practical suggestions on areas for improvement, tailored to best suit their contractual, legislative and business needs.

AWS is a proven and invaluable resource to TPPL. Andrew's detailed and comprehensive understanding of Work Health and Safety laws and their application to the Forest Industry has helped TPPL and our contractors achieve and maintain best practice health and safety standards.

TPPL recommend the use of AWS's expertise and service. If you utilise AWS and implement their advice, you will positively impact your work place Health and Safety culture, improving the likelihood that everyone will leave your workplace safely."

Alex Tabor,
Forest Risk Manager
Timberlands Pacific Pty. Ltd.
Ph: (03) 6345 3200





Insurance


"Andrew White from Australia Working Safely is a preferred Occupational Health and Safety Consultant we are happy to have talk with our clients. When clients ask us if we know of any Occupational Health and Safety Consultants that can assist them Andrew White's name is the one we usually give them."
Phillip Paine,
Launceston Branch Manager,
AON Insurance Services, Tasmania
ph: (03) 6334 3333



"We have always found Andrew White to be direct and up front with all dealings that he has had with ourselves & our various clients. We appreciate the way that Andrew is able to communicate with us & our clients is a professional yet easily understood manner. He is realistic in his safety management recommendations which when followed both reduce our clients exposures to Occupational Health and Safety fines & increase safety within the working environment."
Richard Carling
INTAS Insurance Services (Brokers), Tasmania
ph: (03) 6334 6922





Civil Construction


"Andrew White of Australia Working Safely was engaged by this Company to put into place an Occupational Health & Safety Management System. We commend Andrew on his helpful attitude, knowledge of the Safety Act and his ability to work with us and present us with an excellent Occupational Health and Safety System. An Occupational Health and Safety Management System has not only made us more safety conscious but has also given us the edge on winning larger contracts."
Denise Boon
Director, Sutcliffe Earthmoving Pty. Ltd., Tasmania
ph: (03) 6263 4700
email: sutcliffe@tassie.net.au



"...In addition to writing the procedures Andrew has been involved in putting them into practice. Following the development of our Occupational Health and Safety Booklet Andrew conducted induction training for all employees.... ...The quality of our investigations into any incidents has improved with Andrew facilitating a team approach to investigation.... ...The Plant manager and senior operators have worked closely with Andrew in undertaking a risk assessment of all major plant items, documenting procedures and implementing corrective actions.... ...The work carried out has been to a very high standard gaining favourable comments from several clients as well as our staff. I am pleased to provide this reference as I know that Andrew will add considerable value wherever he is involved."
Hugh Maslin
Former General Manager, Shaw Contracting, Tasmania
ph: (03) 6397 3144





Manufacturing


"Glass Supplies has used Australia Working Safely since 1996 when Andrew implemented and introduced a complete OHS system into our work place, since then he has maintained and written numerous policies and procedures as well as training and ongoing support through regular Safety committee meetings which Andrew Chairs, his knowledge and expertise in this field is second to none and has helped Glass Supplies maintain an enviable record where safety is concerned in this industry ."
Michael Dalton
State Manager, Glass Supplies Pty. Ltd.
0407 874 943



"We approached Andrew to advise us on safety aspects at our workshops with regard to our Responsibility and also our employees and we were very pleased with the way Andrew handled our enquiries. Firstly Andrew visited the workshops to assess our needs and help us to prioritise his findings. Then he spoke to our employees regarding safety and their responsibility under the act and our responsibility also. This was done is small groups so each employee had a chance to ask questions and not feel pressured, which can happen when employees don't understand. The reaction from our employees was very favourable and they did enjoy the way in which Andrew presented his talks. .... We felt that Andrew was very thorough, efficient and unobtrusive in the way he handled our requests, especially when it came to dealing with our employees."
Lynn Presnell
Director, Gary Presnell Bodyworks, Tasmania
Ph: (03) 6331 2727



"Andrew from AWS has been managing our SMS for about 15 years now. His professionalism has helped us manage our system easily and effectively and this has returned great results. We very much appreciate his input and dedication that he has shown to the safety of our business over the years."
Phillip Taylor (Director)
Taylor Bros. (Slipway & Engineering) Pty. Ltd., Tasmania
Ph. (03) 6273 3700





Rural


"When the insurance company said they were sending Australia Working Safely out to talk with me about an Occupational health and safety management system I was a bit sceptical. Based on a prior experience with another consultant I couldn't see how it would benefit me or my shearing teams. Andrew White came out to a lot of sheds and spoke with me, the blokes and the graziers about our safety responsibilities. He has put together some procedures that I can now see the benefit in using. My employees were particularly happy with a set of stretching exercises Andrew tracked down that were developed specifically for shearers." Tim Hughes
Shearing Contractor, Tasmania,
ph: (03) 6326 7325


"At a time when our business was involved in Field Fresh Farm Accreditation our Insurance Company referred us to Andrew White as part of our yearly insurance renewal and the required need to address Workplace Safety. We met with Andrew who looked at our business' and the Field Fresh requirements, and he put together our Wing Rural Workplace Manual and our Occupational Health and Safety Induction Booklet for Employees and Subcontractors. It was a pleasure to work with Andrew, and we have been more than pleased with the results."
Judy Wing
Wing Rural, Vegetable Growers, Tasmania
ph: (03) 6398 2492



"We engaged Andrew White of Australia Working Safely to put in place an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Andrew is an expert in his field and has an ability to keep things simple. We are very satisfied with the excellent OH&S system he developed for us."
John & Stephen Hill
Hills Transplants Pty. Ltd., Tasmania
Ph: (03) 6424 8796


"Andrew White has delivered material & information as a co-trainer at "Reduce Rural Risk", a training day for farmers presented by Wise Work Pty Ltd. The farmers reported they found Andrew's presentation style enjoyable, and the information explicit & pertinent to their needs."
Anne Taylor
Wise Work Pty. Ltd., Tasmania
ph:(03) 6398 6212





Hospitality & Tourism


"Andrew has conducted HSR training to Spirit of Tasmania's HR team for more than eight years. He is an absolute delight to work with and has always provided engaging and informative sessions for our team."
Andrea Lumb
Training & Development Coordinator
SPIRIT OF TASMANIA
TT-Line Company Pty Ltd



"Country Club Resort and Villas has had an ongoing relationship with Andrew White from Australia Working Safely since 1998. Despite the growing number of independent contractors entering the Occupational health and safety market, Australia Working Safely continues to be our number one preferred provider as we are consistently delivered a quality service which is timely in its response, accurate in content and reasonable in cost.

Australia Working Safely's principal contractor Andrew White has proven to be a valuable resource for our company. Andrew takes the time to understand our business as well as the industry within which we work. Andrew is passionate about his profession which is reflected in the ongoing maintenance of his skill level, he is always consultative in his approach and he has the ability to provide sound advice that is realistic, achievable and balanced.

Andrew assists our business with a number of services including:
  • Risk assessments
  • OH&S Induction Training
  • Chemical Training
  • Harassment in the Workplace Training
  • Employee Safety Rep Training
  • Harassment Investigations
  • Safety Submissions
  • OH&S Advice
We continue to use Andrew White from Australia Working Safely because we are confident of receiving a professional and valued service.”
Maria Chan
Human Resources Manager, Country Club Resort & Villas, Tasmania
Ph: (03) 6335 5777