A local work health safety consultancy is offering businesses personalised support to keep their safety compliance programs running smoothly.
Building on his extensive professional experience, Bruce Irvine, experienced safety consultant and Director at Safetyhut Pty Ltd, completed the Advanced Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety. Bruce’s company incorporates tailored, user friendly services to simplify safety compliance for Australian and New Zealand businesses.
“At Safetyhut, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe work environment for our clients. That’s why we offer a wide range of safety software solutions all under one roof, designed to help your organisation stay compliant and mitigate risk,” says Bruce.
Bruce has a variety of experiences, including time in the Navy and the mines. These different roles showed him the necessity of safety compliance.
“I was in the Navy back where they kept you safe so you could shoot guns… and then I went into mining, and they kept you safe so you could dig holes… There are always tools available, but people don’t always know what to do,” Bruce says.
Bruce’s passion for accessible and easy work safety compliance also comes from his experience in working across seven hospitals in healthcare security.
“I was a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator. I became the only Australian awarded the Medal of Distinction from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety.”
But one thing continued to inconvenience him.
“I was always looking for software to assist me, but I could never find it,” says Bruce. “It always frustrated me.”
This background gave Bruce insight to what clients look for when creating safer workplaces and why he designed Safetyhut to be a ‘facilitator’. With Safetyhut software including Workhub and Ezy Sign, there are also Safetyhut documents and support.
“If you need something for HR and WHS, we will source it for you and help you to deal with it. We don’t become your safety person or your HR person, but we support you. We can onboard and offboard, give you advice, point you in the right direction. We can log into the software and have a look and see how you’re going,” Bruce says.
Incorporating diversity into his products is also an important part of Bruce’s business, developing the Safetyhut studio to tailor safety videos to each company.
“We have Safetyhut studio which is going to be like a Shutterfly for safety; you’ll be able to buy all sorts of products there. Things like people from different ethnicities doing different things in different uniforms.”
Clients can take images and videos and upload them into the Safetyhut Dropbox.
“We can do actual production for you,” says Bruce.
“With onboarding videos, we’ve completely reshot all the fire ones with different backgrounds. You can send over a polo shirt, and we’ll redo the fire and safety video in that. We’re also looking at using software called Colossus which is AI driven, making it easy and affordable to quickly make videos for businesses.”
Bruce’s motivation for safety is carried into the foundation of Safetyhut and what it offers clients, with the belief that safety needs to be tailored to everyone.
“It needs to be driven by someone that’s excited about what you do as a business, whether it’s a small fish and chip shop or a Tier One organisation,” Bruce says.
“Safetyhut is focused on people, not things. People are the most important.”
Main image: Bruce Irvine, Director of Safetyhut.
Image credits: Images sourced from Safetyhut’s website.
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