Quality Assurance

Safe Environments prides itself on the quality of its tests and reports for all statutory and regulatory requirements.

Our team of industry leading, accredited experts have experience across a range of industries to help provide cost-effective solutions to improve your workplace health and safety, and compliance.

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    Key Staff

    • Carl Strautins, Managing Director

      With 20 years experience, Carl Strautins is a renowned expert and industry leader in slip resistance and hazardous material testing. Over the years, Carl has conducted thousands of slip tests to Australian and International Standards, provided specialist advice, published journal articles and has been invited to present at industry events on numerous occasions including presenting at the International Ergonomics Society conference on slips trips and falls.

      Carl assists the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) as a technical assessor to evaluate the competency of organisations in the fields of asbestos testing, inspections and slip resistance testing and calibrations. He has also been involved in the Accreditation Advisory Committee for NATA in the fields of Inspections and Physical Performance Testing (PPT).

      Carl is regularly involved in the development of both Australian and International Standards and was the drafting leader for the 2013 version of Australian Standard AS 4586, the current chair of Standards Australia committee BD-094 and a member of CH-031 for workplace atmospheres for asbestos testing. He has also been involved as a specialist to assist in working groups for European and American standards committees. 

      As an Occupational Hygienist, Carl is dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of workplace stressors such as noise, dusts, fumes fibres, chemicals, radiation, human factors and ergonomics. Prior to starting Safe Environments, Carl worked for CSIRO, specialising in slips, trips and falls which included flooring design, stair assessments, lighting and visibility assessments.

      Carl holds a Bachelors Degree in Materials Science from UTS, a Masters Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management from UTS and a Masters Degree in Science specialising in Occupational Hygiene Practice from the University of Wollongong and Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). 

      Carl has throughout his career has or been a Chartered Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia (CPMSIA), a Full Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (MAIOH), a Certified Materials Professional by Materials Australia (CMatP), a Registered Building Consultant by the Master Builders Association, and an Associate Member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.

      In addition to running Safe Environments, Carl manages Daddy duties for his young family, enjoys playing hockey and is a passionate model glider pilot, having represented Australia in flying for more than 10 years.

    • Daniel Haskell, Director

      Daniel leads the Melbourne branch of Safe Environments, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the building industry. As an award winning architect, Daniel has a strong interest in workplace health and safety in relation to building design and understands the many regulatory and compliance issues that confront the industry. His experience spans across the public and commercial sector, with specialist skills across educational and community projects. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from The University of Melbourne and is a member of the Association of Consulting Architects Vic/Tas.