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

Andrew LeareyOHSEQ Consultant

Certified OHS Professional

Certified OHS ProfessionalQualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma, Occupational Safety & Health
  • Bachelor of Management, Marketing & E-Business
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Lead Auditor Training in Quality Systems
  • CGU endorsed Role of a Return to Work Coordinator
  • Emergency Management (SES Victoria)

Andrew’s role at SafetyZone allows him to undertake a variety of projects including:

These projects are undertaken across a variety of small, medium and large businesses, with the majority of his work involving identification of contract, tender, project and legislative requirement and guiding clients toward a meaningful and efficient result.

0422 101 308

Kerrie BealesOHSEQ Consultant

Position: OHSEQ Consultant

Main Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hazard Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemical Science)
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Laboratory Technology)
  • Construction Induction White Card

Professional Memberships:

  • Safety Institute of Australia
  • Geelong Safety Group Member
  • Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

Professional Experience:

Kerrie has a broad background having worked in a wide range of roles including agriculture, petrochemical industry, manufacturing, adult training and secondary education as well as R and D in a toxicological field at CSIRO. This gives Kerrie an excellent understanding of the risks and potential solutions in a wide range of environments.

Kerrie has a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management from Federation University and is experienced providing hazard identification, risk assessments, development of a wide range of documentation. She works collaboratively with a wide range of people including management, experienced professional staff, trades and plant operators to find practicable solutions for problems identified and developing methods to ensure continual improvement. She has experience in providing practical training to staff in both formal and informal settings.

Kerrie has successfully managed Return to Work for staff reducing the impact injuries on staff and the business.

As a chemist Kerrie has a strong understanding and of the legal and practical safe handling requirements for the management of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Chemicals. This is an area where Kerrie is particularly interested in assisting businesses.

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

Ian McLatchie

OHSEQ Consultant

  • Certificate IV Occupational Health & Safety
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Construction Card
  • MSIC Card
  • Licenses
    • Perform dogging
    • Elevated Work Platform
    • Working at Heights
    • Forklift
  • Certificate IV Civil Construction Supervision
  • Completed RTO Training in the following competencies
    • Dogman
    • Working at Heights
    • Operate a Gantry or Overhead Crane
    • Secure Cargo
  • Performs Training & Auditing for
    • Slinging Awareness
    • Working at Height Awareness
    • Lifting Trains Awareness
    • Splicing of High-performance ropes
    • Resin Socketing
    • Operation of Hydraulic Testing equipment
  • Lifting & Testing Technical audits
  • NATA National Association & Testing Authorities Auditor
  • NATA National Association & Testing Authorities Laboratory Representative

Professional Experience

Ian has worked in the Lifting, Height Safety, Overhead Crane Industry and Safety industry for 30 years in various positions. Ian operated his own business for 15 years in Lifting & testing equipment with his last position being the General Manager for a major overhead crane servicing company.

Ian is an accomplished Trainer in certified course’s as listed and a consultant in the above industries and has consulted to companies such as Wesfarmers industrial division, Downer, Bombardier Rail, One Steel, National Pacific, Maxitrans and many more.

Ian has worked with companies to help them create OHSEQ management plans, Risk assessments, Policies and Procedures in OHSEQ.