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Jason (Jay) Epps (Principal Consultant)

 

Grad Cert WHS – Adv Dip Pol – Dip Qual Audit – Cert IV Tr & Ass

 

Jay brings over 20 years of experience in risk management, predominately in the field of work health and safety (WHS). He is a respected specialist and facilitator who's passionate about developing new strategies and training frameworks to keep Australia at the cutting edge of WHS. He promotes a proactive approach to WHS to drive down injury rates, build a safety culture, and educate personnel in the correct use of the legislation. He knows that an excellent safety record translates to the retention of workers, builds organisational knowledge, increases morale and productivity, and creates an employer of choice.

 

His approach is to create a due diligence and educational framework to ensure oversight of business operations and the means of reporting and review. He is highly regarded for his advice and expertise to company boards on due diligence responsibilities and growing organisational safety culture.

 

Jay is a respected educator in the fields of design, development, implementation and evaluation of organisational training programs. Holding a Graduate Certificate in WHS and as a qualified lead WHS auditor his work focuses on audits of existing health and safety management systems.

 

Jay is also a qualified investigator having previously worked for Comcare, the Australian Commonwealth safety regulator. He represented Comcare during the drafting of the model WHS laws and drafted Comcare's current Regulation Policy. He has worked with key stakeholders in International, Commonwealth and State WHS regulators on integrated risk management and the implementation of practicable systematic measures to achieve educational outcomes and workplace safety.

 

Jay brings his expertise to Diverse Training Concepts in the fields of WHS & Risk Management where he continues to work in the design, development, modification, implementation and facilitation of our training programs.

 

In conclusion, Jay brings a rare insight to Work Health and Safety having been involved in the analysis of the model legislation, the drafting of regulatory policy, and the creation of innovative training programs. He has worked for organisations subject to regulatory intervention, and has audited and provided advice to countless organisations grappling with their responsibilities under the model laws. His master classes in risk management as well as published materials have provided him opportunity to speak at forums and conferences where he willingly shares his knowledge to assist and educate others to create safer workplaces.