Company profile

With a background in the building & construction industry, we bring a very pragmatic approach to meeting clients’ needs. With many years of leadership and management experience, we understand the needs of front line supervisors and team leaders, and are adept at helping clients to implement effective and easy to follow HSE systems. We communicate effectively with management, employees and lower tier contractors, and are passionate about helping our clients implement effective HSE systems improvements.

Our experience in HSE spans across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, heavy engineering & construction, oil & gas, power generation, mining, electrical, water & gas utilities, maritime, Australian defence and rail services.

We are strategic planners with the ability to analyse a company’s HSE performance and develop and implement systems to increase their existing performance levels. We offer outstanding knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of Safe Work Method Statements, Job Safety & Environment Analysis (JSEA), Risk Assessment and Risk Management. We hold extensive knowledge and experience interpreting and working with National and International Legislation and Standards.

Principal Profile

Fernando Hernandez
Principal / Consultant

Prior to starting FRH Safety Management Solutions, Fernando Hernandez was Group HSE Corporate Manager of ADI Limited (Thales), where he was responsible for the development of the strategic direction of HSE across Australia for ADI (Australian Defence Industries/ Thales), after it became privatised during December 1999. Earlier in his career he spent 5 years with WorkCover NSW and has held a number of senior management positions with Asea Brown Bovery (ABB), Bechtel Australia and UGL Limited.

Academic qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Occupational Health & Safety)
  • Human Error & Behavioural Based Safety Certificate
  • Nationally Accredited Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor with RABQSA
  • Chartered Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia (CPMSIA, RSP Aus)
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

Areas of Expertise

  • Provide HSE Specialist supervision and advise during major Oil & Gas Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Development and implementation of HSE Management Systems, including: Policies, Frameworks, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Leading teams of HSE professionals
  • Development and implementation of Positive Performance Indicators
  • Leading audit teams and auditing HSE systems and procedures
  • Strategic planning in all areas of HSE management
  • Development and delivery of HSE training packages
  • Incident investigations Development of statistical analysis and loss control reports
  • Practical advise on Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control
  • Development of targets and objectives with CEO's
  • Extensive knowledge in Risk Management & Job Safety and Environment Analysis (JSEA)
  • Development of a Safety Case for Major Hazard Facility
  • Development of audit and risk management tools tailored for specific needs
  • Development and implementation of Behavioural Based Safety (BBS) programs
  • Extensive knowledge and interpretation of National and International Australian legislation
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of an organisation