The SafetyCircle team are proven specialists in WHS consulting and training.

They are coaches who set high standards and then enable teams and individuals to reach those standards. The SafetyCircle team is committed to injury and illness prevention and makes this possible for clients. They work hard as innovators and simplifiers looking to make sense and make a difference in a field that is often dogged by paperwork overload, fear-mongering, zealotry and complacency.

Each member of the SafetyCircle team possesses a rare skill set and level of experience required to pass a most rigorous selection criteria – which makes becoming a SafetyCircle trainer a difficult and extraordinary qualification that does not suit most trainers or consultants. The company appreciates that cultural change work is a steep challenge requiring only the best trainers to lead the programs.

Michael Roberts

  • Director,
  • Specialist WHS Consultant
  • Safety Culture & Occupational Health
  • B.App.Sc (Physio)
  • APAM MSIA GAICD AHPRA No. PHY0001411781

In 2005, along with IPM Safety’s Martyn Bradfield, Michael created and has now established the SafetyCircle® cultural change program as a powerful behaviour based safety initiative. Michael is a founding member of the IPM Safety team, he is a qualified Physiotherapist working as a WHS Consultant with over 22 years’ experience in Work Health and Safety. Michael also holds Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Michael’s special interest is in injury prevention through shifting the workplace’s health and safety culture.

Martyn Bradfield

  • Director,
  • Specialist WHS Consultant and
  • Occupational Hygienist
  • B.Sc., Dip.Safety Mgt.(Occ.Hyg.)

Martyn’s primary and passionate interest is in making a difference to work health and safety so that everyone stays safe and well every day. In 2005, with co-Director Michael Roberts, Martyn created the SafetyCircle concept and has been its most powerful advocate ever since. Martyn has over 25 years’ experience in occupational health, safety and environment in Tasmania working in manufacturing and heavy industries as well as the Tasmanian Government. Martyn has more than 15 years’ experience consulting in WHS, Occupational Hygiene and Training, providing a broad range of WHS services to organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Martyn also holds Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Oliver Bodak

  • Team Leader WHS Consulting
  • B.Sc.App., B.A.

Oliver commenced with IPM Safety in 2012 and has over 10 years’ experience in the delivery of health, wellness and rehabilitation solutions. Oliver also holds Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. In May 2013 Oliver took over the position of Team Leader (WHS Consulting) at IPM Safety. Working closely with his team, Oliver continues to provide practical Health and Safety solutions to assist all workers to Work Safe – Enjoy Life® and is a fully qualified SafetyCircle Leader.

Alice Leaman

  • Business Services Optimiser

Alice began working with IPM Safety as a trainee in 2010 and has become an integral member of IPM Safety’s team. Since then she has gained her Certificate IV in Marketing and has become IPM Safety’s full time Training Co-ordinator. Alice offers invaluable business support to our consultants and SafetyCircle clients. Alice assists all our clients through the coordination of bookings, logistics, materials, quality and timeliness for all SafetyCircle programs.

Oliver Fearman

  • Principal WHS Consultant
  • SafetyCircle° Coach
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • RABQSA – Lead Auditor Safety Management Systems
  • TapRoot Incident Investigation Trained
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Safety Institute of Australia – Member

A farm boy from Tasmania’s sunny east coast, Oliver has had the opportunity to make a positive contribution to safety cultures and systems in workplaces around the world, including the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the Sahara Desert.  Oliver uses his strengths as a facilitator to engage teams in the development of proactive cultures and the supporting systems that enable them to ensure effective and practical management of risk in their workplaces.

Oliver is passionate about working with motivated and ambitious teams that care about what they do and are willing to share their knowledge and be engaged, it is this passion that has seen him return to his home state and the team here at IPM Safety.

Experience

Oliver has 10 years’ experience in work health and safety across Australia, Papua New Guinea and North Africa working in construction, oil and gas, research facilities, agriculture and transport industries to name a few.  Oliver is passionate about working with and supporting diverse workforces and has had some incredible experiences in this regard.  Oliver has a proven track record of assisting teams to see that effective WHS is achievable and supporting them to make choices that will get “Everyone Home Safe and Well Today”.

Ben Brooks

  • Research and Development Specialist
  • B.Sc. (Enviro.Science)., B.Behav.Sc.(Hons)., Ph.D. (Psychology)
  • Former Director of Masters of OHS Management, Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia 
  • Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania.
  • Research Fellow- Bushfire CRC and Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (since 2009)

Ben is SafetyCircle’s resident safety nerd and research and development specialist. He spent 10 years as a consultant occupational hygienist in Adelaide and the 2 years as a Safety Advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania.  Ben has over 20 years of educational and training experience in Workplace Health and Safety running short courses and post-graduate courses. He has a ph.d. in human factors psychology and safety culture and consults on large WHS cultural transformations. He also holds specialist knowledge on the management of fatigue, on safety management systems, on design approaches to maximise human performance and on how to implement new technologies (including automation) into high risk work environments.