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Ian Williams - Principal Consultant - OHS 

Qualifications:

Post Graduate Certificate of Industrial Hygiene Science- Deakin University
Dip. App. Sc. (Environmental Health)-  Swinburne University
Victorian Dept of Human Services Accredited Auditor of Cooling Tower Systems
Certificate IV Quality Auditing
Management System Auditing (RABQSA Competency Standard)
Auditing Environmental Management Systems (RABQSA Competency Standard)


Email Address: ian.williams@prensa.com.au

Professional History:     

Ian is a highly experienced Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professional with approximately 25 years relevant experience in consulting and government roles and tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science and Industrial Hygiene.

He has a strong regulatory background having commenced his professional career with the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) where he worked for 10 years prior to establishing his consultant career in 1998.   During his consultant career he has held roles including Senior Environmental Consultant, Principal EHS Consultant and State Manager of an EHS consultancy employing more than 70 consultants.

Ian has worked closely with his clients to assist them manage a diverse range of EHS risks including asbestos and hazardous materials, occupational chemical and noise exposures, dangerous goods, legionella and contaminated land.  He has undertaken detailed audits of a diverse range of sites on a national basis including government facilities such as scientific research institutions, major manufacturing operations and large commercial and retail properties.  He has specific experience in the management of contaminated site investigations at sensitive sites having worked closely with a number of councils to develop site assessment programs for sensitive sites within their municipalities. 

Ian’s consulting experience compliments his regulatory background at the EPA where his responsibilities included the coordination and conduct of investigations into major pollution incidents and environmental audits of industrial facilities to assess compliance with environmental legislation.  Ian is an approved auditor appointed by the Victorian Government to undertake audits under legislative reforms introduced in order reduce the risk of legionella from cooling towers.