Work Health and Safety

Instead of a compliance only focus, our passion is to empower our clients to make the switch to a proactive risk management focus. We will engage with you and your people a desire to “want” to go home safely today.

We have experienced Work Health and Safety Consultants with a depth of experience in all facets of work health and safety risk management, including:

  • Work health and safety system review, development and improvement
  • Workplace inspections and audits with qualified lead auditors in AS4801 and ISO 45001
  • Facilitation, prioritisation and development of risk registers and improvement plans
  • Consultation processes (e.g. work health and safety committees)
  • Mentoring of leaders and other workers
  • Work health and safety training on a diverse range of topics
  • Traffic management plans
  • Contractor management systems
  • Incident response including investigations
  • Permit to work procedures
  • Emergency response

Ergonomics and Manual Handling

IPM recognises that body stressing / strain injuries from work-related activity are 40% of most organisation’s injuries. When you need practical, cost-sensitive and effective solutions for your ergonomic risks, IPM is your solution. We assess workflows, workstations, ergonomics chairs and seats, production equipment and manual task risks.

A defining feature of how IPM conducts ergonomic consulting is our engaging and practical approach; we ask searching questions, listen acutely and provide user-friendly design/equipment/process options for you to consider. Our Ergonomic Consultants can provide you with a range of services customised to your needs including:

  • Inherent requirements analysis
  • Comprehensive ergonomic assessments and detailed reports with prioritised recommendations;
  • Preventative workstation screening checks and short reports; 
  • Comprehensive ergonomic interventions such as reviewing office layouts, office lighting and manual tasks and work processes.

IPM also offers a variety of ergonomic and manual task training solutions, with theory and practical components, such as:

  • Internal workstation assessors/champions training;
  • Inherent demand or task based training;
  • Manual tasks and injury prevention training.

If you are committed to preventing strain injuries in your workplace you’ll need to manage the handling risks by getting smarter – designing the work so it’s ergonomically sound; ensuring your people are fit for the actual work demands; and reducing those demands with risk-reduction equipment, enhanced systems and practical people controls.


At IPM, health and safety training is not about ticking boxes for the sake of compliance. Our trainers run engaging, interactive and industry-tailored work health and safety courses on a range of WHS training topics including:

Our trainers run engaging, interactive and industry-tailored work health and safety courses on a range of WHS training topics including:

  • Health and Safety Representative (HSR) full 5 day and 1 day refresher (WorkSafe Tasmania accredited course)
  • Work health and safety committee training
  • Emergency response / Warden training
  • Incident response training
  • Risk assessment training
  • Manual handling training
  • Inherent demand or task based training
  • Hazardous substances training
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • WHS Leadership / Due diligence training
  • Working at heights
  • Respirator fit testing and user training

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene can also be referred to as “Health and Safety Science”. IPM’s Occupational Hygienists enable you to recognise, anticipate, assess and control a vast range of workplace hazards.

Occupational Hygiene monitoring and consulting services we provide to our clients include:

  • Noise monitoring and control (e.g. personal and area noise monitoring, boundary noise monitoring)
  • Hazardous substances risk assessment and management / control
  • Dust – respirable and inhalable (conducted on a broad range of hazardous substances e.g. crystalline silica, metals)
  • Asbestos management including asbestos monitoring
  • Fibres – synthetic and asbestos
  • Organic vapours
  • Mould remediation assistance and post remediation mould inspections
  • Indoor air quality
  • Contaminated sites
  • Diesel particulate matter
  • Lighting
  • Vibration
  • Respirator fit testing


Our team of highly qualified and experienced Occupational Hygienists can help your workplace manage the risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACM).

We are independent, scientifically trained, tertiary educated, licensed WorkSafe Tasmania Asbestos Assessors, with capabilities including:

  • Asbestos testing – An onsite NATA accredited laboratory equipped to analyse samples to determine the presence of asbestos in a timely and professional manner;
  • Identification and assessment of asbestos hazards;
  • Development of an Asbestos Register;
  • Assessing the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos;
  • Prioritisation and control of reasonably practicable asbestos risk solutions;
  • Ongoing surveillance of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in the workplace;
  • Airborne asbestos fibre clearance monitoring at all stages of asbestos removal work;
  • Issuing a visual clearance certificate;
  • Liaison with relevant authorities;
  • Asbestos removal planning;
  • Asbestos awareness training to educate your workers in managing the risk of potential exposure.

NATA accredited Laboratory

In 2013 IPM became Tasmania’s first NATA Accredited asbestos laboratory service specialising in airborne asbestos fibre monitoring, analysis and asbestos fibre identification in bulk materials. IPM is NATA accredited for:

  • Airborne asbestos fibre monitoring and counting
  • Inhalable and respirable dust analysis
  • Analysis for asbestos, mineral fibres (including synthetic) and organic fibres

Our Consultants follow nationally compliant and independently audited methods in all our NATA accredited services.