Alyson Vinciguerra

MBA, Bsc Env Health
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Alyson (Aly) Vinciguerra is a senior OHS & Contractor Management consultant with substantive industry experience. Aly has extensive and specialist compliance management experience, specifically in management and resolution of regulator investigations and directive orders associated with management of contractors and client operations. Aly has managed or supported the management of directive orders from:

  • Office of Energy Facility
  • Department of Minerals & Energy
  • Hazardous Facilities Directorate

Aly has been individually identified and commended by regulators in the response to a client for her proactive and thorough management of major compliance issues associated with client’s facilities.

Aly has undertaken numerous consulting assignments that have involved audit or assessment of client contractor management systems in order to establish the effectiveness, fitness for purpose and ability to demonstrate compliance to regulatory requirements.  In a number of instances Aly has then been retained to manage the revision or development of the client’s contractor management systems.

Career Summary

  • Manager- Health & Hygiene, BHP Billiton.
  • HSE Manager, DBP
  • HSE Manager, Alinta/WestNet Energy
  • Risk Manager, Hanson Construction Materials

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Health
  • Advanced Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • Master in Business and Administration (MBA)
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Accredited user of DISC Model Systems
  • Internal Auditor Quality Assurance Services
  • Occupational Health and Safety Auditor
  • ICAM leader and MORT Mishap

Core Skills and Expertise

  • Involved in the development, implementation and auditing of Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
  • Experienced in undertaking health, safety and security management systems audits against internal management systems requirements and regulatory compliance standards.
  • Researched, developed and successfully implemented fitness for work programmes.
  • Conversant in the statistical analysis of incidents and the benefits of trend analysis in the development of risk management strategies.
  • Experienced in leading, facilitating and participating in organisational risk assessments.
  • Experienced in leading ICAM investigations following significant incidents.
  • Ability to develop and design HSE systems which addressed organisational risks.
  • Involved in the development, implementation and auditing of Contractor Management Systems
  • Experience in the review and negotiation of worker’s compensation insurance premiums and claims management processes.

Major Projects & Achievements

Principal Adviser, Sustainability (2012 – Current)

Advanced Geomechanics – facilitated operational risk assessment, developed and implemented HSE Management systems for compliance to oil and gas major construction contractor requirements.

Auctus – facilitated operational risk assessments and developed explosives management plan to meet regulatory requirements.

Hanson – undertook atypical ICAM investigation for bullying and harassment claim.

Premier Coal – undertook audits of operations against regulatory occupational health and safety compliance requirements and developed associated management tools to address gaps identified and ensure ongoing compliance.  Facilitated the development of the contractor management system development and implementation. Reviewed service contract and developed assessment tool to enable self-monitoring of compliance.

Qantas – reviewed WHS Contractor Management processes and developed an End to End Contractor Framework to enable the selection, engagement authorisation and monitoring of service providers to the business.

Synergy – undertook numerous internal audits of environmental and health, safety and security management systems at power stations and head office and undertook atypical ICAM investigations for non-health and safety related incidents.

Water Corporation – undertook review of chemical management systems and developed an end to end management process to address identified gaps.  The management process was applied from the selection and procurement phase through to the use and disposal of chemicals within the organisation.

Westrac – reviewed health management processes and developed and delivered training and awareness package for injury management and classification.

Yara Pilbara – undertook internal time and motion systems audit of permit to work system.  Undertook numerous ICAM investigations following significant incidents, developed and implemented Take 5, reviewed, developed HES training needs analysis, developed smoke free policy, reviewed and updated HES risk analysis tools, D&A testing, contractor management, security and access management and PTW, working at heights, and hot work processes.

Manager of Health & Hygiene, BHP Billiton (2011-2012)

  • Reported directly to the Head of Health and Safety leading a team of 32.
  • Restructured, rationalisation of centralised Health and Hygiene Function.
  • Developed service level agreements supported by aligned role profiles and performance tracking tools.
  • Developed Health and Hygiene policies, programs and business plans with the objective of establishing a clear consistent and scalable Health and Hygiene process.
  • Led, organised and provided direction for employees and contractors for outstanding health and safety performance.
  • Facilitated organisational risk assessment processes for the identification and control material health risks.
  • Developed and maintained positive & productive relationships with all internal and external clients and contractors and regulators.
  • Developed and reviewed HSE budget.
  • Developed, implemented and monitored Business Plan to achieve corporate and strategic goals.

HSE Manager, DBP/Alinta/Westnet Energy (2006-2011)

  • Developed HSE policies, programs and business plans with the objective of improving HSE performance to assist in the achievement of a sustainable zero harm culture and maintain certification.
  • Developed and implemented effective injury and claims management process.
  • Developed and maintained positive & productive relationships with all internal and external clients and contractors and regulators.
  • Facilitated organisational risk assessment processes for the identification and control of project and corporate HSE risks
  • Facilitated the development and implementation of organisational Zero Harm Principles for high risk activities.
  • Investigation of significant incidents and liaison with legal representatives and regulator.
  • Developed HSE management strategies and implement initiatives which support the growth of the business.
  • Developed, implemented and reviewed the Health and Safety management system, associated audits and certification correspond with the HSE Business Plan.
  • Managed strategic health, safety, and environmental activities to meet business needs.
  • Liaised with relevant government authorities with regard to the Clearing Regs and oversaw establishment of process to ensure compliance with obligations.

Risk Manager- Hanson Construction Materials (1996-2006)

  • Identified and developed Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental strategies for the control and management of identified business risks.
  • Conducted occupational health and safety audits and reviewed compliance of operations against organisational and government requirements and developed self-assessment criteria and processes to ensure ongoing compliance and certification.
  • Liaised with members of the public and government authorities to facilitate necessary environmental and planning approvals for major quarrying operations.
  • Worked closely with legal and media representatives to assist a successful outcome of pending litigation
  • Developed and coordinated the successful implementation and ongoing maintenance of a fitness for duty programme covering random drug and alcohol testing, health assessments, EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), fatigue management and health and wellbeing
  • Designed and implemented equal employment opportunity process through the establishment of EEO contact officers, EEO committee and annual EEO action plan
  • Identified organisational competency and training requirements and coordinate suitable strategies to address identified gaps
  • Managed and coordinated effective injury management processes including communication with medical professionals, rehabilitation providers and Insurance Company representatives
  • Reviewed and assessed available safety behaviour programmes with the intention to implement a national behaviour based safety programme suitable to the industry

Quality Assurance, Occupational Health & Safety and Training Manager – Cleanaway (1994 -1996)

  • Implemented accreditation to ISO 9002. Auditing of compliance with QA system and coordination of necessary corrective action.  Reporting of quality losses and non-conformances
  • Developed and implemented OH&S systems and procedures. Achievement of JobSafe Plan Gold Certificate.
  • Inspection and Auditing of operational compliance with implemented OH&S systems and procedures.
  • Investigated occupational incidents ensuring adequate reporting and corrective action.
  • Liaised with Worker’s Compensation insurance company and rehabilitation providers and coordinating return to work programmes
  • Designed and conducted training, performed training needs analysis and liaised with external training providers
  • Established H&S Committee. Coordinated an effective communication protocol throughout the operations.