Eight Mile Plains
In my small business, Safety Insights Pty Ltd (www.safetyinsights.com.au),
I'am sole director and consultant. I provide consulting services in
Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) to Whitehaven Coal
Limited (WHC), including audits of their systems, activities and
related results to determine conformance with WHC's own standards and
The primary purpose of WHC engaging me to do this work is always to
continuously improve their performance in HSEQ. Testimony to WHC's
commitment to best practices in these areas is engaging an independent
expert such as myself, usually at a higher cost for the higher quality
and objectivity of my advice to them.
In my experience and detailed understanding of WHC's HSEQ systems,
functions and performance; WHC demonstrates good practices in
leadership and diligence with regard to their workers health and
safety and commitment to their environmental obligations.
In addition, WHC is supporting many small businesses like mine, both
in the local area and interstate. In fact, if not for the continued
work with WHC, my business would really struggle to survive, given the
current downturn in infrastructure development, expansion, sustaining
capital works and operations in Heavy industry in Australia,
particularly in mining.
I fully support WHC in its expansion of this project and can attest to
the fact that they have earned their social licence to operate, which
I could not say for many companies I have experienced in my long