Late last year I put pen to paper on my first “Commercial” contract as a Builder. All went well with my client except for the blank look on my face when they requested my Work Health and Safety system.

Over the years as a Bricklaying sub-contractor I’ve never really come across too much to do with the safety aspect of Building sites. Most clients seem to turn a blind eye to what you are doing, so long as the bricks are going into the wall.

Progressing into a General Builder over my 25 years in this sector and no real experience in dealing with Health and Safety you could imagine the sinking feeling that came over me when I was asked to present my Work Health and Safety system!

Well… That’s where Cheryl Shepherd comes in to the story. I think after our initial phone consult Cheryl could tell that I was totally out of my depth and needed assistance. Cheryl sat me down, bought me a coffee and simply explained what I would require.

Cheryl was incredibly observant to my needs, and after a few emails back and forth… I had my Work Health & Safety Pack.  It was a huge hit with my client and work progressed on site. The WHS pack is easy to follow, it points out to all of my Contractors what is expected of them and the forms are well set out and easy to fill out.

I’m definitely relieved and look forward to a “Safe” future in the industry. I can highly recommend the services of Cheryl Shepherd at Work Health & Safety Matters Pty. Ltd.  

Steve Batters, Director – Tridon Group