Our Team

brett hickinbotham

Brett Hickinbotham – Managing Director

Brett started Safety Management Solutions because he is passionate about safety and embedding this culture in your business to ensure a safe work environment for your employees and contractors. Brett’s background acquired over 30 years in operational safety and risk management, combined with hands on experience in industry, the military, health sciences and the emergency services, underpins this passion. He has worked in the safety sphere of a wide variety of industries, at site, local and international levels and has substantial skills and understanding in all things relating to safety.

Brett is able to influence at all levels of an organisation, whether it is staff on the ground or executives in the boardroom. Keeping your employees safe, demonstrating care for their welfare and mitigating any risk in work practices, improves business reputation, reduces employee downtime and costs associated with litigation and workers comp premiums, to name a few.   

Qualifications, Accreditations & Training

Master of Occupational Health & SafetyGraduate Diploma of OHS
Bachelor of NursingFederal Safety Officer, Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
Chartered Fellow (Australian Institute of Health & SafetyChartered Generalist OHS Professional, (Australian Institute of Health & Safety)
Registered NurseStandards Australia Committee – SF034 Portable Ladders
Exemplar Global ISO 45001 Certification CommitteeExemplar Global WHS Lead Auditor (No. 110359)
Exemplar Global Master Auditor – ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management SystemsExemplar Global Quality Lead Auditor (No. 110359)
Exemplar Global Environmental Lead Auditor (No. 110359)Exemplar Global Skill Examiner OHS (No. 110359)
NSW Government AccreditedNSW RMS Auditor / Road Safety Auditor Lvl 1. 
Standards Australia Committee – ISO DIS 45001 SF001Standards Australia Committee – SF034 Portable Ladders
JAS-ANZ WHS Technical ExpertPrepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan
(RMS 0034321893 exp 08/22)
ATSB Human Factors for Transport Safety InvestigationsSystem Safety Investigation
Introduction to Emergency ManagementCertificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
Height Safety SupervisorPErforM Train the Trainer
Confined Space Entry / RescueFunctional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) Training
General Induction for ConstructionFire Safety Advisor (Qld Fire & SES)
Apply First AidIntegrated Management System Auditor
SANE Mindful Employer WorkshopsConduct Road Safety Audits
ICAM Lead InvestigatorIntroduction to Noise Measurement
Expert Witness Training 

Fiona Hickinbotham – Operations Manager

Fiona is an experienced Operations Manager with over 20 years working in large corporations.

Managing budgets in excess of $12m, she has a proven track record of achieving excellent results in operational and strategic objectives as well as project management experience in a variety of different business functions.

Along with her understanding of a range of accounting, CRM and marketing software packages and systems, Fiona brings a wealth of operational skills to the business.

Tim Gurney – IT Consultant

Tim has over 35 years experience in the IT industry where he has enjoyed a diverse range of roles both in the Small Business and Corporate worlds including Technical Support, Programming, Consultancy, Project Management and Vendor Management.

Tim was instrumental in setting up a resilient, secure, internal network for the business to secure client information and ensure business continuity. He is also providing web development and ongoing IT support and maintenance services.


At Safety Management Solutions, we have a team of experienced safety professionals from Consultants through to Managing Consultants that can assist your organisation with all of your safety needs.

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