LYDIA PLIM asm
Managing Director / Lead WHS Consultant & Trainer
Lydia Plim is the Managing Director and Lead WHS Consultant of Safety Makers. With over 20 years’ experience, Lydia offers a full range of technical, advisory and managerial consultations. Lydia is committed to ensuring a high standard of safety for all businesses, assisting her clients in complying with the latest safety legislation and creating a positive safety culture in Australian workplaces.
Lydia is one of a few consultants in Australia qualified and experienced in the fields of Chemical Management and Handling, Self Storage Industry Safety and Equestrian Sports Safety. Lydia also has extensive experience in the Education sector, various industry sectors, Community and Government organisations.
As an experienced facilitator and educator, Lydia has delivered hundreds of workshops, courses, training sessions and on-site briefings covering a range of safety topics including: WHS Legislation, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Workplace Bullying, Injury Management, Hazardous Manual Tasks, Working with Hazardous chemicals and SmartTrain Chemical Management (Cert III).
Lydia has conducted several hundred workplace inspections, risk assessments and advisory sessions for business owners, across multiple industries. The range of businesses includes: Sole Traders, small local businesses employing multiple staff, SMB’s with 100+ employees, multi-national enterprises and Government organisations.
Previously, as a Business Advisory officer for SafeWork NSW, she presented multiple public workshops and briefings to industry stakeholders and conducted over 500 Workplace Advisory Visits (Workplace Compliance Audits) for NSW business owners and workers. Lydia also worked as an Internal Trainer delivering internal training sessions to front line staff at SafeWork NSW for the implementation and enforcement of the nationally harmonised WHS legislative package in 2011.
Lydia is able to offer a range of WHS and OHS consulting and training services, tailored to suit any business to increase the level of safety in the workplace. Lydia offers an extensive knowledge and understanding of WHS/ OHS/OSH Legislation across Australia and has recently extended Safety Makers operations into New Zealand.
Lydia’s community engagement includes being an active member of the Murwillumbah Theatre Company, in addition, being their honorary WHS Consultant/Safety Officer. Lydia is an accredited horse judge, NOAS (Equestrian sport) technical official and coach of riders with disabilities. In 2001, Lydia was awarded an Australian Sports Medal for her lifelong contribution to Equestrian sport as an athlete, coach, Riding For Disabled mentor and coach, judge, horsebreeder and equestrian sports technical official. Lydia is also passionate about the protection and preservation of our natural environment and in reducing her business and personal carbon footprint. Lydia is an active member of the Humane Society International’s Wildlife Lands Trust.
Lydia’s qualifications include: Cert IV in Workplace Safety, Cert IV in Training & Assessment (TAE); Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, Cert IV Smarttrain Chemical Management, Certificate for Safe Work Confined Spaces, OHS Management Training for Civil Construction Contractors, Certificate in Negotiation Skills, and specialised Scientific & Laboratory Safety Training. Lydia is also a Justice of the Peace in NSW.