Meet the Team
We are continually keeping up to date on legislative changes, and increasing the range of products and industries we can help.
Andrew Watters – Managing Director
Andrew commenced working in the construction industry in 1991 as a structural and bridge draftsman, working as a detail draftsman and drafting manager on major infrastructure projects across Australia and overseas such as the Lane Cove Tunnel and M7 Motorway in Sydney. Technical and management skills were developed working to tight deadlines and on highly detailed construction drawings.
Andrew took on a position as Project Manager for a growing building company in Sydney responsible for the management of WHS systems, business development and operations management. This exposure and experience allowed a strong understanding of the challenges of running a successful building business and the importance of staying up to date with the relevant standards, codes and legislation.
Since 2008 Andrew has been running Off the Tools Pty Ltd, providing products and services for small to medium sized construction based businesses as well as home and property owners. Andrew is the Managing Director of Occupational Safety Solutions, an online safety business established to allow small to medium sized construction based businesses easy access to compliant WHS Systems and Documents and SWMS’s at an affordable price. Andrew has helped hundreds of trade business owners across Australia with WHS regulations on numerous projects for Principal Contractors and on Government Contracts. Developing effective systems provides smoother management of projects, improved client relations and compliance with today’s industry demands.
Russel Grigg – Work Health & Safety (WHS) and Security Consultant
Russel is a competent professional with 15 years of experience in handling various functions within the Health & Safety and Security Departments in Queensland Health. He has a track record of achieving success in assisting, coordinating, directing and providing training for health and safety personnel to perform their functions in a safe and efficient manner.
Russel has worked on numerous large safety and security projects across Queensland and Australia before joining Occupational Safety Solutions in 2013 as a WHS and Security Consultant. He has a diploma in Risk Management, Business, Security Risk Management as well as a Certificate 4 in Occupational Health and Safety. Russel has also served in the Royal Australian Air-force and Corrective Services.
Russel has designed, developed and implemented safety initiatives, programs and processes for effective legislative compliance in Queensland Health. He is recognized for outstanding organizational skills, creative programming, public speaking and presentation expertise and the ability to consistently exceed organizational expectations.
With extensive experience and a sound understanding of what is required when providing small to medium trades businesses with compliant WHS documentation, Russel has played a key role in assisting the development of Occupational Safety Solutions products.