FSC announces new members of Industry Reference Group

The Federal Safety Commissioner, Helen Marshall, was very pleased to welcome three new members to her Industry Reference Group (IRG) at their meeting in Sydney today; Errol Edwards (Watpac Construction (QLD) Pty Ltd), Eric Hunter (ISIS Group Australia Pty Ltd) and Ian McLeish (Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd).

Since its inception, the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) has held regular reference group meetings with both Australian Government agencies and industry representatives. These reference groups have proved pivotal in shaping the work of the OFSC and have contributed to the development of a number of initiatives, including both the Alcohol and Other Drugs and CEO forums, as well as providing input into OFSC processes and guidance material.

The IRG is made up of representatives of employer associations and major companies and meets about three times a year to provide advice and share industry best practice.

Existing members include Matthew Lloyd (Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd), Michael Walsh (Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd), Chris Reynolds (Baulderstone Pty Ltd), Chris White (Civil Contractors Federation), Dean Cipolla (John Holland Group), Suzanne Williams (Master Builders Association), Geoff Thomas (Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd), Jim Barrett (Australian Constructors Association) and Peter Marix-Evans (Bovis Lend Lease Pty Ltd).