OHS Consultants, Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat and Warrnambool

SafetyZone OH&S consultants strive to provide professional compliance assistance across a number of industries, from an operational level through to a strategic level of business management.

All our OHS consultants have extensive experience as safety consultants and workplace safety consultants, giving you the peace of mind you need when planning a project or establishing an OHS system for your organisation.

Lindsay BruntonDirector and OHSEQ Consultant

Certified OHS Practitioner

Certified OHS PractitionerQualifications

  • Advanced Diploma of WHS
  • Exemplar Global Certified Principal Auditor
  • OHS Management Systems Auditing
  • Advanced Diploma of OHS
  • Diploma of Frontline Management
  • Diploma of Project Management                           
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Lead Auditor Training in Quality Systems
  • CGU Approved Return to Work Management Course
  • Working Safely Near Live Electrical Apparatus as a Non-Electrical Worker.
  • Apply ESI Safety Rules, Codes of Practice and Procedures for Work Near Electrical Apparatus.
  • Conduct In-service Safety Testing of Electrical Cord Assemblies and Cord Connected Equipment
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work – Classes LF LO

Lindsay has more than 29 years’ experience working within a manufacturing environment, 15 years as a WHSQE professional.

Lindsay has amassed a variety of practical and theoretical knowledge with regard to the conceptualisation, development, implementation and maintenance of best practice safety, quality and environmental systems.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • NSCA five star
  • AS4801 Safety Management Systems
  • ISO9001 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems.

Since 2009, Lindsay has been the principal consultant at SafetyZone. Lindsay prides himself on using his analytical problem-solving skills and experience to provide solutions to a variety of risks as well as helping to develop and maintain compliance systems to ensure his clients have safe, successful businesses.

0418 140 801
Wally Rickard

Wally RickardOHSEQ consultant


  • Certificate in Applied Laboratory Techniques
  • Internal Quality Auditing
  • Certificate IV Quality Management Assessment
  • Taproot incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Internal Food Safety Auditing
  • Introduction to Bushfire Planning Provisions
  • Registered Assessor incorporating subcontractor control and assessment
  • HACCP Principles and Applications.

Prior to starting as an OHSEQ consultant with SafetyZone, Wally has had over 40 years experience working within manufacturing environments. Many of these years were spent within the areas of quality compliance and system development, rising to the position of national quality manager.

Wally’s role at SafetyZone allows him to work with businesses to develop comprehensive and accurate OHS, environmental and quality management systems. Wally assists clients in meeting legislative and contractual requirements across a variety of industries.

1300 123 647

David HansonOHSEQ Consultant

David Hanson

Safety Institute of Australia – Member

Position: OHS and Project Consultant


  • Diploma of OHS
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • First Aid Level 2
  • Worksafe endorsed Role of a Return to Work Coordinator

David is passionate about workplace health and safety and endeavours to deliver his clients comprehensive and detailed onsite service.

David’s role at SafetyZone allows him to undertake a variety of project risk and Occupational Health related projects across a variety of small, medium and large businesses as well as on behalf of primary contractors.

This includes processes such as shutdown OHS management, risk assessment, contractor training, SWMS review and toolbox talks.

1300 123 647

Michelle MeerbachHR Consultant


  • Bachelor of Management, Tourism and Human Resources
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • CGU-endorsed role of a Return to Work Coordinator.
  • The Art of Recruitment and Behavioural Interviewing
  • Certificates III & IV in Surface Coal Mining Units:
    • Implement and apply the risk management processes
    • Conduct safety and health investigations
    • Communicate information (safety and risk)
  • Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
  • Injury Prevention Program (SIPP)
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)


With over 15 years of experience working within the human resource management sector, Michelle is passionate about helping managers and employees alike, find success in the workplace.


Often OHS systems overlap with human resource systems, and Michelle is instrumental in helping clients bridge the gap in managing change within the organisation systematically, and navigating employment legislation to avoid traps and pitfalls and to ultimately get the best out of employees, safely.


Michelle works to assist in developing HR systems, policies and procedures as part of an overarching Risk Management Strategy, and prides herself on finding tailored solutions.


Prior to consulting with Safetyzone, Michelle has been an HR Manager in a variety of industries and can provide assistance and project work on all aspects of the employee life-cycle including:


  • Recruitment and Selection services
  • Induction planning
  • Performance management system development, implementation and coaching
  • Job analysis, job design and job description reviews
  • Employee satisfaction surveys
  • Succession planning
  • HR Strategy
  • Corporate training in EEO and Having Difficult Conversations with Employees
  • Employee satisfaction and climate surveys
  • Incident and Grievance/Complaint investigations and recommendations
1300 123 647