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Wade Russell - Northern Region Manager


Qualifications:       

Masters in Forensic Science – Griffith University
Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hygiene – Deakin University
Bachelor of Applied Science (OH&S) – Queensland University of Technology


Email Address: wade.russell@prensa.com.au

Professional History:
  

Wade has over 17 years' experience working across various risk management disciplines in occupational health and safety, occupational hygiene, environmental risk, property and fire risk.  Following an initial career period working as an OHS Manager and Occupational Hygienist for Queensland Government departments and a major resort chain, Wade moved into a consulting role working across a number of states of Australia.

Wade has extensive experience in assisting clients from a wide range of industry sectors (i.e. construction, mining, property management, manufacturing, retail) to manage their exposure to a range of hazards in the workplace to prevent injury / illness and to demonstrate best practice approaches to controlling risk.  Particular areas of expertise that Wade has consulted in include:

  • OHS Management Systems development, implementation and auditing
  • OHS Technical Assessments
    • Plant Risk Assessment
    • Confined Space Assessments
    • Cooling Tower Risk Assessments
    • Manual Handling Assessments, etc
    • Occupational Hygiene Assessments
      • Noise Exposures
      • Dangerous Goods Storage and Management
      • Hazardous Substance Exposure
      • Asbestos Management, etc

Wade has also conducted a significant number of holistic property risk auditing programs for major Australian property owners and management groups assisting to identify and manage risks from legionella risk in cooling towers to indoor air quality complaints, lighting assessments, non ionising radiation exposures, asbestos exposures, dangerous goods risk, fire and traffic management risk.

Wade is a provisional member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, a member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and a Chartered Professional Member (CPM) of the Safety Institute of Australia.