To whom it may concern,
Paul Camilleri Australian Risk Services (ARS) has conducted manual handling, supervisors OHSE responsibilities and Hazard ID training session for Thiess Service Waste division in Victoria.
Thiess operates two material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Victoria, Paul designed simple training sessions for our MRF staff, feedback from our staff was positive they enjoyed the short sessions.
ASR has also assisted myself in Risk reviews on our plant and operation’s, I personally I have gained a lot form Pauls experience and practicable approaches to risk reduction.
To whom it may concern,
Sugar Research Australia (SRA) invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects and is Australia’s specialist sugarcane research organisation. Our purpose is to enable Australia’s sugarcane industry to be profitable, sustainable and resilient.
SRA is committed to maximising our member’s and levy payer’s return on investment by investing in evidence based research, development and adoption activities to meet industry challenges and opportunities in order to provide valued solutions.
With nine stations (laboratories and research farms) from Cairns in Queensland to Ballina in New South Wales, maintaining a safe workplace is a priority throughout the organisation. SRA strives to minimise the risk of injury within the workplace for all its employees, contractors and visitors.
In August 2016, SRA engaged Australian Risk Services (ARS) to assess, report and gauge the strengths of its Workplace Health and Safety System by measuring its compliance against AS/NZ 4801 and the National WHS Regulations in an exhaustive audit throughout the organisation.
Subsequent to these audits, SRA further engaged ARS to provide technical risk assessments, according to Codes of Practice and the National WHS regulations, for the entire organisation.
Marius van der Plas from ARS was also engaged to provide training in Hazard Identification for all staff and a two day training course in Risk Assessing for key staff within the organisation.
I have worked closely with Marius since August 2016. I have been impressed with his knowledge and expertise in all facets of WHS and his assistance in pro-actively correcting and recommending changes for the organisation in Health and Safety.
I have no hesitation in recommending Marius van der Plas and Paul Camilleri from Australian Risk Services, for any services they offer in the Workplace Health and Safety field.
St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) is a ministry of the Catholic Church. SJGHC is a leading provider of health care services that includes hospitals, pathology, home nursing and outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Paul Camilleri from Australian Risk Services (ARS) team was engaged to conduct a comprehensive external Safety Compliance Audit for SJGHC using the National Audit Tool (NAT) and self-insurance audit criteria.
The ARS team carried out a NAT desk top audit and verification onsite walk across the Group Safety Management System and 17 SJGHC major sites located in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Paul and his team interviewed a large cross section of department personal when verifying his findings at each site. Individual Site Reports were prepared and also SJGHC organisation-wide thematic findings were provided.
SJGHC Caregivers found Paul and his team to be very professional in their auditing approach in dealing with a wide cross-section of clinical and non-clinical staff, in metropolitan, regional and rural settings.
I have no hesitation in recommending Australian Risk Services and if you require further information please contact me on 03- 9205 6538.
To Whom It May Concern,
Australian Risk Services has performed work for SeaRoad and its predecessor, Patrick Logistics, on a number of occasions and all parties have been most satisfied with the outcome.
The work performed has included:
- Safety management system (SMS) design
- Risk assessments on transport and warehousing activities
- Development of a computerised induction program
- Training of staff in safety including
- Training of SeaRoad executive in legal obligations
All work assignments performed by Australian Risk Services have been conducted thoroughly and with professionalism.
To Whom It May Concern,
Paul Camilleri, from ARS Services conducted a half day training course recently to educate our employee’s further in regard to Occupational Health & Safety, specifically Hazard Identification.
Training covered: Risk management context, Methods for identifying hazards in the workplace and review of checklists for many hazards commonly found in the workplace.
Going forward our employee’s will be able to confidently identify potential hazards of varying descriptions within the company due to the informative and enjoyable training received. We found the course to be hands on with a professional approach towards identifying hazards.
Employees were broken down into groups and encouraged to tour the facility to identify & capture any potential hazards. These items were then placed into a full report, compiled for us by ARS, and forwarded back for our internal OHS committee to review.
Overall this training was highly successful and will benefit our employees and ultimately the company in the future.
Morningstar Gold NL have previously engaged Australian Risk Services to carry out both an AS4801 Audit and numerous Plant Risk Assessments throughout the site.
Upon conclusion of the site visits Australian Risk Services provided a very comprehensive report detailing the findings and provided a Risk Rating and a set of recommendations. From this we built our action plan for long term improvement. The gains made caused Worksafe Victoria to comment in their recent verification of the huge improvement throughout the site from their previous visit.
We also found Australian Risk services were well versed in the Mining regulations and various codes of practice that our site complies.
Based on our past dealings and scheduled future ones I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
James Cook University
One of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics, is ranked in the top five percent of the world’s tertiary institutions.
A comprehensive university
Since our establishment in 1970, we have expanded into a multi-campus institution with our largest campuses in Townsville and Cairns, smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island, Mackay, Brisbane and a campus in Singapore.
There are approximately 3,419 staff employed and around 11,500 students studying at JCU Townsville, including over 1,500 international students. The campus is located in the suburb of Douglas, in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the central business district.
There are approximately 895 staff employed and 4,000 students studying at JCU Cairns, including about 380 international students. The campus location is spectacular – surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the city centre.
James Cook University is reviewing its Workplace Health and Safety management procedures with a view of becoming a sector leader in establishing good WH&S practices. Paul Camilleri from Australian Risk Services has been engaged on a number of occasions in the last two years to conduct Safety Compliance Audits using the SafetyMap audit tool which is in line with AS 4801 requirements and self insurance requirements should the University decide to go down this path. James Cook University decided to engage Australian Risk Services due to their extensive project management experience in numerous industries and there in depth knowledge of safety standards and legislation.
The audits included both Townsville and Cairns campuses which have over 400 hundred buildings between them. Paul Camilleri carried out a three day desk top audit and verification onsite walk through in the remaining two days. Paul interviewed a large cross section of department personal when verifying his findings and verified said controls for plant and equipment, hazardous substances and dangerous goods, confined space and manual handling.
Paul presented his findings to the board of the University and provided the board with recommendations and implementation corrective action plans.
The University has found Paul to be very professional in his auditing approach in dealing with a wide cross section of senior and junior staff
I have no hesitation in recommending Australian Risk Services as a professional safety firm and should you require further information please do hesitate to contact me on 0419 726 863
To Whom it May Concern,
I have used Australian risk services for the past 2 years. I have always found them to be polite courteous. The work that they provide is to a satisfactory level & the reports that I require for my customer are sent in a professional understanding format in a timely manner.
I will continue to use Australian Risk Services in the future & I have recommended them to other clients.
To Whom it May Concern,
Mr. Paul Camilleri from Australian Risk Services has had a ten year working relationship with Cleanaway, dating back to when Cleanaway was part of the Brambles group. This working relationship continues today even though Cleanaway is now part of the Transpacific Group of companies.
The works Mr. Camilleri has been employed to complete includes;
- Risk Assessments on Waste Collection and Landfill Disposal
- Development of Management Systems and Kerbside Accreditation Program
- Risk Assessments on the Material Recovery Facility
- Training Drivers and Operators in Fatigue Management & Manual Handling
- Development of the Cleanaway Melbourne Municipal Online Induction Program.
Personally I have worked closely with Mr. Camilleri in my six years at Cleanaway Melbourne Municipal, firstly as the OH&S Manager and currently in my current position as Assistant Operations Manager.
I have found Mr. Camilleri to be extremely dedicated to his work, very punctual and very knowledgeable in the tasks he has been employed to complete on behalf of Cleanaway.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Camilleri for any project he wishes to pursue.
To Whom it May Concern,
Paul Camilleri from Australian Risk Services has been consulting to Chep Asia Pacific Container/Crate Division for the past 10 years.
During this time he has conducted numerous Safety and Environmental Compliance audits on our operations which have been to the standard of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and AS 4801 Safety Management Systems.
He has conducted environmental waste stream assessments and developed CHEP’s Environmental Aspects and Impacts risk register. Paul has also completed technical safety risk assessments for the Chep site. Along with auditing our site Paul has built ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and has maintained this system between 2001 thru to 2006.
Paul has always presented himself in a professional manner and consulted widely when conducting risk assessments and developing management systems. I highly commend his work and should you require verbal confirmation please do not hesitate to call me on 0416 151 389.
Chemsal — A Division of Dolomatrix Australia have previously engaged the services of Australian Risk Services to carry out an Environmental and Safety Compliance Audit for our Laverton North facility.
The Environmental and Safety Compliance Audit comprised of the examination of:
- Prescribed Industrial Waste (PIW) Streams collected.
- Environmental management of waste
- Storage requirements for PIW of a Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substance nature
- Transport and legislative requirements for the transportation of PIW
- Legislative compliance
- Internal work instructions on the safe handling and processing of PIW
- Conducting structured interviews with a cross section of staff
- Verification of processes and work practices carried out on the site.
Upon conclusion of the audit Australian Risk Services provided a very comprehensive report detailing the findings and providing a Risk Ranking and a set of Recommendations.
We found that Australian Risk Services were well versed in the compliance of PIW and in particular PIW of a Dangerous Goods nature.
Based on our dealings with Australian Risk Services, I have no hesitation in recommended their services.
Baiada Poultry (Steggles), Is one of the largest poultry producing companies in Australia, and with a history of over 65 years in the poultry industry. With over 10 processing plants, hundreds of farms, feed mill production and rendering plants, workplace health and safety is a given throughout the group, and the Baiada family strive to excel and minimize all of its employees, contractors and visitors to the risk of injury within the workplace.
Baiada Poultry PTY LTD engaged Australian Risk Services to assess report and gauge the strengths of its robust Workplace Health and Safety Systems, and compliance against AS/NZ 4801, in November 2012. The task was to utilize the 4801 Audit tool to assess the WHS system from Head office, and then visit allocated Baiada sites throughout Australia, to assess their compliance with both Head office Systems, and also compliance with As/NZ 4801.
This Audit comprised of the following elements:
- Desk Top Audit( documentation verification)
- Thorough Site inspection
Baiada Poultry had never engaged this type of Audit previously and expectations were undecided, but the results that have been recorded and recommended to Management will propel the company to a more proactive workplace towards health and safety.
Australian Risk services Audit was in depth and direct, but also understood the business and its requirement’s and high paced production culture.
The Audit identified strengths and just as many improvements, but has given our business further direction towards effective compliance with Workplace health and Safety.
As National WHS Manager, I was impressed on the knowledge of Paul Camelleri, towards all facets of WHS and his assistance in pro-actively correcting and recommending changes for the business in health and Safety
I have no hesitation in referring Paul and Australian Risk Services, for any services they provide in the Workplace Health and Safety field.
To whom it may concern,
This letter acknowledges the excellent support and service provided by Australian Risk Services in the provision of independent plant hazard assessments and safe operating procedures (SOP) for 88 items of plant (textile processing machinery) surplus to CSIRO’s needs that were sold recently by public tender. Over the course of 10 or so days Australian Risk Services physically assessed each piece of plant for hazards and conducted research to develop a SOP for each piece. The assessments and SOPs were provided to CSIRO and the successful bidders of each piece of plant.
To whom it may concern,
Southern Processing Pty Ltd saw the need to develop an OH&S management system for our business and sort out the services and engaged Australian Risk Service (ARS).
Paul Camilleri and his team conducted a thorough audit of our site to format an AS / NZS 4801 Safety Management System compliant to WHS National Regulations and Victorian OH&S Regulations. Paul and his team has formatted a comprehensive set of documents to implement their recommended system on site.
We have also had ongoing support from Paul at any time to help us on anything we are not sure about and ARS have continued to offer their support with onsite training, professional knowledge and their experience.
They have also been engaged to run training sessions for our staff and I have found that they explained things in easy to understand language and has helped our team to identify and not turn a blind eye to safety concerns.
Paul and his team has always presented themselves in a professional manner and consulted widely when conducting risk assessments and developing our management systems.
I highly commend the work ARS have completed.
To whom it may concern,
Aged Care Services Australia Group engaged the services of Paul Camilleri of Australian Risk Service (ARS) to conduct AS / NZS 4801 Audits at several of our 39 Residential Aged Care Facilities.
Paul Camilleri and his team conducted thorough audits of our sites provided a comprehensive report.
Subsequent to the audits, ACSAG further engaged ARS again to review all 39 Facilities and provide Technical Risk Assessments according to Codes of Practice and Australian Standards for:
- Plant and equipment Manual Handling
- Confined Spaces
- Dangerous Goods
The Technical Risk Assessments and Safe Operating Procedures covered all areas of our operations from Nursing to Maintenance.
Paul and Marius were always accommodating and available to discuss progress, they also engaged and consulted with our employees in an extremely professional manner.
Australian Risk Services have also been engaged by ACSAG to train approx. 400 of our staff in Hazard Identification, I am sure this training will benefit our employees and raise awareness of Workplace Safety.
As the National Health and Safety Manager, I have worked closely with Paul and Marius from Australian Risk Services and would not hesitate to recommend them; their knowledge and willingness to work in a collaborative manner make them an excellent choice.
To whom it may concern,
Australian Risk Services working relationship with BMD Constructions yet brief is that one that I believe is of the integrity to which BMD has formulated many long term partnerships over its 35 year within the Civil Construction field. BMD Constructions partakes in many of Australia’s largest Road, Rail, Port and Land Development works for both Private& Government entities. BMD Constructions (Australia’s largest privately owned Civil Construction Company) in review of its needs in OH&S Surveillance, Auditing and Inspection sought Paul Camilleri and his team in review of some of our most significant challenges presently before us.
These included but not limited to;
- Implementation and compliance to AS4801: 2004
- Assessment of High Risk Works ‘as determined by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011’.
- BMD Group Standard for Onsite Plant Movement, Communication and Management
- Plant Acceptance
- Verification of Competency ‘Plant Operators’.
I have found Australian Risk Services to be extremely passionate and dedicated to their task at hand, very knowledgeable and on the whole, open and frank in identifying both strengths and weakness.
For this specific reason I would not hesitate in the recommendation of Australian Risk Services.
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