Directors Profiles
Company Profile
Service Profile
Process Overview

The Directors of SAFcomm® have faced many challenges in their Corporate Management and consulting roles and have joined together to provide this Contractor Management service utilising their many skills and extensive knowledge.

All three Directors have a strong work ethic and believe in being professional in all areas of the business and offering a quality service to our Client and their Contractors.

After years of experience in both operational and executive roles managing contractors or operating as a contractor, Mischelle Tickner, Peter Lewis and Hugh Tickner recognised the many exposures and operational management risks and issues associated with contractors.

The need to effectively manage contractors lead to the formation and start of SAFcomm®. SAFcomm® is the product of the combined skill, knowledge, National & International experience of contractor management by the executive team.

Our expertise in contractor management in Resource, Construction & Manufacturing industry, etc provides a solutions that answer the needs of today's clients.

The solutions allow you to:

Reduce risk exposure
Ensure verification of insurance
Reduce operational cost

About our Directors:
Prior to Peter's consulting roles, Peter has held executive positions in leading multinational resource and contracting companies. This provides clients extensive corporate and operational experience in leading Australian and international companies. Clients can apply the experience of specialised knowledge of Health Safety & Risk (SH&R) strategy and policy development, change management, behavioural change, crisis and emergency management systems. Peter has worked operationally in metalliferous mines and has 10 years experience as a fire-fighter/emergency rescue team member.
Formal qualifications:

Master of Applied Science (OHS)
Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management.


  • Assisting clients meet their objectives.
  • Professional consulting and service delivery to line and executive management in key functional areas of SH&R.
  • Managing organisational and cultural change processes at corporate and operational levels
  • Designing safety, risk, competency based employees development and performance management systems.
  • Implementing safety, environmental, management systems.
  • Broad exposure to strategic SH&R planning processes aligning SH&R strategy with business strategy.
  • SH&R policy development and implementation.
  • Management of Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation programs.
  • Development of SH&R strategy and alignment with business strategy.

Clients include:

Placer Dome Inc.
Pacific National
BHP Billiton
Mischelle has 10 years hands on experience in the mining and heavy earthmoving industries in safety, training, administrative and contractor management roles.

Over the last four years Mischelle has worked closely with Senior Management of varying companies to develop internal systems for safety training and risk management.
Some of the contract projects included:

  • Develop and implement internal OH&S, Environmental and Training management system tools.
  • Develop internal company level and site specific training modules for delivery via various mediums. EG CBT and Formal Class Format.
  • Contractor management, including safety management, safety training, compliance management.
  • Conducting benchmark studies on operational and maintenance efficiency.
  • Analysing plant availability and utilisation for accountability and control.
  • Systems and documentation gap analysis.
  • Project management of recruitment and training for shutdowns.

Mischelle currently holds:

Advanced Diploma of OH&S
Certificates in Hazardous Substance Control, Explosives and Workplace Chemicals
Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor
Currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety & Environment from QUT.
Hugh has extensive experience in the mining industry both in line management and major project management positions. Hugh has specialist skills in Process Plant Supervision and Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Change Management and Company Reorganisation.

Hugh has been employed by Hamersley Iron and Argyle Diamonds and has undertaken major consulting roles with:

  • Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines
  • Dampier Salt Limited
  • Robe River Iron Associates
  • Kennecott Mining USA
  • Pilbara Iron, and;
  • Various Rio Tinto overseas operations

Hugh has managed $100 million process plant upgrades, major maintenance and spare parts analyses, implementation of Safety and Health Systems and has reviewed outsourcing projects.
Manage Risk....Manage Compliance
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