“I am passionate about keeping workers safe through robust, compliant and practical Safety Management Systems that are implemented well and have solid assurance processes. ”

Areas of Expertise

Risk and Change Management

Safety Management Systems

Audit and Assurance

Open Cut Mining

Ben is experienced in all elements of risk assessment from facilitation, developing action plans to writing and implementing associated documentation. Ben is also experienced in change management processes.

He also has a solid understanding of associated WHS legislation and in systems gap analysis, audits of and improvements to Safety Management Systems and site procedures for compliance. He has experience in internal assurance processes.

Ben has also Captained, coached and managed Mine Emergency Response Teams to multiple competition wins and has a sound grounding in the practical application of advanced first aid and emergency rescue equipment and procedures. He also enjoys coaching upcoming OCEs in preparation for their statutory written and oral exams.

Career Highlights


  • Certificate of Competence - Open Cut Examiner - 2009
  • Practising Certificate – Open Cut Examiner - 2017
  • Diploma of Surface Mine Management - 2015
  • GRM03 establish and maintain risk management systems – 2018 and 2021
  • Lead Auditor in OHS ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 19011:2018 - 2014
  • Lead Auditor in quality management systems - 2020
  • Establish and maintain Mine emergency preparedness and response systems -2016
  • Investigate incidents and conduct safety and health investigations - 2013
  • Certificate 4 in Work Health and Safety - 2015
  • Certificate 4 in Surface Coal Mining, Black Coal - 2009
  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessing – 2013 and 2018
  • Qualified Electrical Tradesman and Supervisor - 2000