March News: New Team Members & VoC Webinar

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New Team Members

Amelia Simony
Associate Director, FEFO Consulting

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Amelia Simony as Associate Director at FEFO Consulting based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Amelia is a passionate advocate for improving safety culture through authenticity and trust. She is an industry-trusted health and safety professional and brings with her a diverse range of health, safety and environment expertise. Amelia will sit on the FEFO Consulting Senior Leadership Team leading our service delivery in Queensland.

Amelia has experience across a diverse range of high risk industry including construction, energy infrastructure, services, intensive agriculture and manufacturing for industry leading companies such as Lend Lease, Alstom, Downer, Teys and Spaceframe Buildings. Her expertise includes WHS and environmental risk management, systems, governance and contractor management. She is a member of the Master Builders Queensland WHS and Environment Policy subcommittees. 

Connect with Amelia on LinkedIn or arrange a short video conference meeting by contacting her directly at:

0432 322 881

My Availability

[email protected]

Ally Simpson
Copywriting and Marketing Coordinator, FEFO Consulting

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ally Simpson as Copywriting and Marketing Coordinator at FEFO Consulting based in Sydney, New South Wales.

Ally is currently studying a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Writing and Publishing at the University of Technology Sydney. With experience working in mental health advocacy and education, Ally brings her knowledge of health and wellbeing to the forefront of her writing for FEFO’s blogs, social media and newsletters.

Ally reports into the Operations Manager supporting the FEFO Marketing Strategy and Communications Plan.

Ally is passionate about mental health and works as an advocate with Batyr, running educational programs in schools across NSW, as well as teaching youth with disabilities in public schools as a Student Learning Support Officer.

Connect with Ally by contacting her directly at: [email protected]

Australian Small Business Champion Award Finalists

FEFO Consulting are excited to announce our latest achievement as Australian Small Business Champion Award Finalists!

With over 4,500 entries into the Australian Small Business Champion Awards, FEFO Consulting is honored to have placed as one of the finalists for the second year in a row.

Additionally, our tool the Health and Safety Index also placed as a finalist. We are looking forward to attending the presentation night on Friday 28th of April 2023 at the Star Event Centre.

A massive thank you to everyone in our team who contributed to this project, we are eager to see what more we can offer our clients and the wider community through the success that comes from this.

Education Piece

SafeWork Australia – Australian Work Health & Safety Strategy 2023-2033

In February 2023, SafeWork Australia released the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2023-2033 which sets out ambitious outcomes for work health and safety in Australia for the next 10 years.

At a glance, one target is to reduce worker fatalities caused by traumatic injuries by 30% and another is to build capability of PCBU’s, regulators and workers to ensure management of psychosocial hazards at work.

To help understand how psychologically safe your workplace is, the Health and Safety Index  has developed an organizational assessment tool to help companies understand what’s working well, blind spots and areas for improvement.

To learn more about psychosocial risk, go to our blog to download ‘How to complete a Psychosocial Risk Assessment’ Factsheet.

Verification of Competency

Verification of Competency (VOC) Webinar

on and Amelia Simony from FEFO Consulting to deliver a risk-based approach in establishing a Verification of Competency (VoC) program that meets legal requirements and enables effective risk controls and a high-performance culture.

A Verification of Competency or VoC is a method of assessment which typically ensures that workers operating plant, equipment and other tools on work sites remain competent to do so – to keep themselves, others safe and solvent.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand your legal obligations for VoC, including operator competency vs assessor competency
  • Understand how to demonstrate due diligence and minimise risk of personal liability – facts vs myths!
  • List options for taking a risk-based approach for establishing VoC safe systems of work
  • Gain an understanding of leadership principles and methods of building a high-performance culture

Download 6 Steps to Verification of Competency (VoC) and contact us for training.

Partner Spotlight


Here at FEFO Consulting we have partnered with MATES in Construction, using our complimentary expertise to educate our clients and community on mental health and suicide prevention.

MATES in Construction is a charity established in 2008 aimed at reducing the high level of suicide rates among Australian construction workers. MATES provide suicide prevention through development programs within the community, by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 hotline.

They work across Queensland, New South Wales, The Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

To learn more about MATES in Construction, contact them here

Dates for the Diary

Hear are a few exciting dates for the diary in 2023!


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