Who Should  attend ? 

OHS , Safety Managers, Building & Construction Companies, Architects, Design Managers, Lifting construction and any interested persons in these areas 

Chris has worked in a variety of compliance roles in workplace safety for most of his working life.  In his earlier years as a Ventilation Officer / Occupational Safety & Health Inspector for the mine safety & health regulator Dept of Mines, as an Investigator for the Commonwealth’s OHS regulator Comcare, as an Operations Supervisor for a large transport company and with WA’s OSH regulator WorkSafe WA in Bunbury, West Perth and Cannington.  
Chris’s role at DMIRS manages the WorkSafe Industrial & Regional Directorate and the proactive inspection work of the inspectorate staff.
Chris one of three WorkSafe operational directors who manage the after-hours response of WorkSafe ensuring a timely and appropriate response to workplace injury and fatality events.
Chris is in a position to see, hear and read the facts and impacts of workplace safety. 

Chris Kirwin - Worksafe Industrial & Regional Director 


Stuart Davis is the Principal Adviser (Construction Engineering) with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland  and has been involved with engineering issues  relating to construction safety for nearly 30 years.  His roll includes technical representation on construction safety Codes of Practice, the preparation of expert reports and technical assistance for the WHSQ inspectorate.  

Stuart Davis - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Michael Stambos have been in the concrete industry for approximately 42 years and have felt the frustration and anguish of seeing defects in concrete patching consistently throughout the concrete precast and off form concrete industry. This leads me to believe through our research, that there is no clear understanding in this industry.

National Concrete Precast Repair Association (NCPRA) was developed and is a national association representing suppliers and manufacturers of concrete precast panels. In addition, NCPRA is the peak body for the patching and repair of concrete precast panels. Its members are committed to assisting and guiding the process for quality patching and repairing to concrete precast panels throughout Australia. The mission of NCPRA is to influence, connect people, provide knowledge and facilitate solutions for the benefit of the industry

Michael Stambos, Chairperson  NCPRA – National Concrete Precast Repair Association


 Scott has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in OHS including accredited training in TAPROOT, ICAM and Lead Auditor for AS/NZ 48001:2001. With Certificate IV TAE, with a Bachelor of Education with a certificate II qualification in engineering.

Experiences in education, training and consultancy enable me to work with a range of audiences across the spectrum of the workplace from senior management, line managers to employees in the production & service delivery, from small to medium business or government and corporate entities.


As the ADEB National CPD and Training Manager, Scott delivers training session in safety for construction and the health and aged care industries. He provides consultancy in WHS especially in the of area small to medium size business where his passion lies.

Scott has developed a range of safety management systems including the implementation processes. Reviewing business safety systems in both the written and workplace processes. Conducting audits using an AS/NZ 4801 compliant tools.

He also trains Suppliers to understand the  CPD process, Delivers workshops to include ‘  Using the NCC’ ,  and associated ADEB workshops to equip suppliers  in the knowledge of the building and construction industry and Designs Supplier/manufacturer presentations that meet formal criteria 

Scott Wakefield ( Post Graduate Diploma in OHS including accredited training in TAPROOT, ICAM and Lead Auditor for AS/NZ 48001:2001

Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for all construction industry participants and represents parties at all stages of project development, from planning, tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Jim worked in civil engineering construction and design and as a transport engineer/economist on major transport initiatives in Victoria.

Jim’s commercial multidisciplinary approach to resolving challenges and delivering viable projects, is a result of his qualifications and experience in Economics (Econometrics and Urban Economics), Engineering (he is a Chartered Professional Engineer with The Institution of Engineers Australia) and Law. Jim is admitted to the State Supreme Courts and the High Court.

Jim has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in contract documentation, contract administration and project delivery. 

Jim Doyle - Director Doyles' Construction Lawyers 

Simon is a Licensed Asbestos Assessor and a NATA-Approved Signatory for both Asbestos Identification Analysis and Fibre Counting.

In addition to holding a number of qualifications in Sampling, Supervision of Safe Removal & Disposal, and Management of Asbestos in Buildings, Simon has extensive practical experience providing consulting services to public and private sector industries for over 15 years in both Australia and the UK (where he held the position Asbestos Manager for a council authority).

In this time Simon has managed many large scale auditing and asbestos removal projects across a diverse range of sites including major power stations, hospitals, large industrial sites, landmark shopping centres, and government property portfolios.

(WA) Simon Blanch -

Principal Consultant, Hazardous Materials | Greencap

Carl is a Licenced Asbestos Assessor and holds a Honours degree in Geography with Geology alongside a number of additional qualifications in asbestos survey and hygiene work.

With 12 years’ experience in the provision of property risk and asbestos management consulting services to public and private sector industries, Carl has managed a wide range of projects across Australia and the UK and has particular knowledge in asbestos and hazardous materials surveying and associated remediation and hygiene works.

In this time Carl has overseen many large scale auditing, asbestos removal, and monitoring projects across a diverse range of sites and industries - including for major financial institutions, hospitals, national education providers, Large retail clients, and on significant city-based construction projects.

Carl Grace - Regional Practice Manager – Property | Greencap


David Hood is an award winning commercial scientist (BSc - Geol) and a NATA Technical Assessor in both the Bulk Asbestos Identification and Estimation of Airborne Asbestos Fibres with broad experience in Work, Health and Safety (WHS) management consulting services across Australia and overseas since 1993.

As a subject matter expert in the field of hazardous materials risk management, David has provided high level managerial WHS advice to numerous NSW Government bodies, ministerial meetings and the Heads of Asbestos Co-ordination Authority for the power industry. In recent years David has consulted to the largest east-coast electricity distributor (and more broadly to Networks NSW) on WHS related issues relevant to the electrical supply industry, developing complex WHS management systems and WHS training packages.

David Hood - Principal Consultant, Hazardous Materials | Greencap


Simon Ercole joined Greencap in 2017, bringing two decades of experience across several industries in occupational hygiene, environmental management and safety. In 2018, he became the National Practice Lead for the Health & Safety practice and joined Greencap’s executive leadership team. As well as being an experienced Environmental Scientist with post graduate qualifications in occupational hygiene and business, Simon is also a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH).

Prior to joining Greencap, he supervised a team of health professionals as a specialist in Occupational Hygiene in the smelting industry, then managed his own consultancy business in Tasmania providing occupational hygiene and WHS services.

Simon has significant experience working in complex and sensitive work situations and he possesses a passion for mentoring and developing people, capability and capacity within organisations. He is particularly interested in the future of occupational hygiene, what the future work of WHS professionals might be, and anticipating the potential hazards of new technologies..

Simon Ercole - National Practice Lead - Health & Safety | Greencap


Michelle  is an experienced Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Advisor. She is the Managing Director of Injury Prevention Plus in Perth and works as part of the National Contract Consulting team for Viva! Health at Work (work and product analysis with human-centred design for productivity, health, and wellness in industrial, organisational, and office settings, including workplace well-being programs).


Michelle works to apply human sciences to the occupational and industrial sector to minimise risk and collaborates with all tiers of organisations in additional to operational and consultant networks to provide tangible ergonomic solutions. Michelle is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia and the Safety Institute of Australia.

Michelle’s  credentials include: Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Masters of Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Environmental Design and  Certificate IV of Training and Assessing. As a Noongar community member, Michelle also contributes to and advocates for Aboriginal education and health by promoting cultural awareness, competency and respect within the industrial and health realm.

Michelle Strother, BSc(Physiotherapy) PostGrad Diploma OHS, M.ErgHS   


Eleanor Eshel is an Associate Ergonomist and holds a double degree Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Ergonomics. Over the last 15 years, Eleanor has gained extensive experience working across a variety of workplace environments, assessing the sources of risk, and identifying solutions to reduce injuries, whilst increasing worker engagement. Eleanor is particularly passionate in the space of office ergonomics and the significant difference small changes can make to a workplace.


Eleanor provides services in Melbourne and regional Victoria, as part of Viva! Health at Work expanded network of consulting team members, through arrangement as the Principal of her own consultant business, In House OT.

Eleanor Eshel - Associate Ergonomist (Victoria)