Safe Industries Australia Pty Ltd was established in 2007 when Daniel Morgan asked Daniel Bowcock to join him to form a company dedicated to health and safety advice.

They recognised the growing number of businesses in all industries requiring assistance to meet their increasing legislative requirements.

Daniel Bowcock

Director, Safe Industries Australia

A director of Safe Industries Australia, Daniel has 30 years experience working in the agricultural, cropping, thoroughbred breeding and livestock industries. He has also worked and managed his own business in the construction, earthmoving and waste management and has always strongly advocated workplace health and safety (WHS) management systems.

Daniel brings a hands-on and practical approach to WHS gained from his experience over such a wide range of industries. This experience allows him to work closely with our clients and their staff to understand the issues and problems faced in order to provide a safe workplace.

Daniel holds an Associate Diploma in Farm Management, Certificate 4 in Workplace Assessment and Training and has taught the Certificate 4 OHS course at Muswellbrook TAFE.

Nigel Jones

General Manager, Safe Industries Australia

Nigel joins Safe Industries Australia with an extensive professional background in the Health, Safety, and Environment Management area. Similar in profile to the existing team, Nigel has hands-on, working experience on the farm including overseeing staffing requirements across all facilities such as gardening, and admin to managing the breeding barn and foaling units and then preparing yearlings for sales.

His holistic managerial and operations experience, combined with delivery of technical health, safety and environment information in the workplace position him well in the development and implementation of Workplace Health and Safety Management systems.

Nigel’s approach to the training and mentoring of all employees, and his involvement in educating the community guarantee a better awareness of health and safety for all who work in this environment.

Daniel Morgan

Director, Safe Industries Australia

Daniel is a solicitor with 23 years experience working in Employment Law, Workers Compensation and OHS/WHS. Among Daniel’s significant cases was to defend an Employer before prosecutions in front of the Chief Industrial Magistrate. In Inspector Paul Wade V Yore Contractors Pty Limited [2003] NSWCIMC 53 and 93, it was a rare victory by Daniel for the Employer, where he established a defence under Section 53 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983. In this case, the Chief Industrial Magistrate found the Employer had no control and could not prevent an accident or injury having provided all such information, instruction and training to ensure a safe workplace to which the employee did not follow. In addition, costs were awarded against the WorkCover Authority.

Daniel has also been involved in representing Employers in pleas of mitigation for prosecutions before the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW including: Robert William Regan V Muswellbrook Crane Services Pty Ltd [2007] NSWIR COMM 13.

It was his rare understanding of workplace health and safety issues, which led Daniel to identify the need to tailor advice to each business, particularly within the Thoroughbred and agriculture industries.

Richard Carter

Compliance Officer, Safe Industries Australia

Richard Carter joins the Safe Industries Australia team as a Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator with 22 years experience working within the agricultural, drilling, earthmoving, mining, telecommunication and thoroughbred breeding industries. In his spare time, Richard runs a beef cattle property in the Upper Hunter Valley.

For the past seven years, Richard worked as a Safety and Training Officer in the drilling and mining industries where he developed safety management systems as well as safety policies and procedures, risk management procedures and broad brush risk assessments. He also has experience developing and delivering training packages, and individual and group competency assessments.

Richard has a Diploma in Drilling, Certificate IV in OH&S, Drilling and Training and Assessing (TAE).

Annette English

Managing Partner, Safe Industries Australia

Annette helps business owners and managers find creative solutions to complex legal problems. She believes that the best lawyers don’t only have the most thorough knowledge of the law, they also look at a client’s broader business objectives and relationships.

Annette oversees our corporate and commercial practice and helps provide strategic legal solutions to business owners, executives and directors. Her specialties include contract law, commercial law and intellectual property. Many of Annette’s clients have grown businesses that have become successful nationally and even internationally. She has also been involved in thoroughbred industry for nearly 25 years as an owner and breeder of race horses.

Outside of the law, Annette has been a successful businessperson and entrepreneur. Her businesses span the interior design and hospitality industries as well as thoroughbred racing.