About us

We specialise in design safety.

Designing safety systems for major defence, aviation, transport and infrastructure projects requires definitive expertise and experience. Plan Safe is the trusted name in safety.

We utilise the very best of Safety I and Safety-II approaches to ensure you succeed in varying conditions and improve what goes right for your people, assets and bottom-line.

Plan Safe consultants have spent their career working for renowned organisations such as Air Services Australia, SKM-Jacobs, Rio Tinto, Forgacs and Downer, and are responsible for delivering some of Australia’s largest infrastructure, transport and marine and defence projects.

Collectively, our team offers over 50 years of combined project management, safety design and stakeholder engagement experience to your major works.

Plan Safe is committed to the safety of your people, as well as your systems and assets. We will work with you to refine, improve and adapt your social-technical systems and help you manage the human response to change and growth.

The defining factor

At Plan Safe we know that poor communication can be the barrier to getting your multimillion dollar project across the line.

Our engagement specialist will identify the opportunities within your program and develop a communications strategy that enables you to connect with your stakeholder community for timely, productive outcomes.

Meet the team

Malcolm Gallagher, Director

Malcolm is Plan Safe’s founder. Nurtured by challenging and high-reliability organisations, he is a highly-skilled project manager and safety-change leader driven by innovation. More broadly, his experience encompasses communication strategy, project team leadership, workshop facilitation, safety assurance, technical documentation production and the creation of multi-platform training packages. He has worked both in-house and in consultant capacities and his industry experience spans transport, aviation, infrastructure and communications.

Jules Stopp, Engagement and Communications

A highly accomplished engagement professional, Jules delivers intervention and communication programs to engage stakeholders in productive dialogue, retain customers and empower staff. Jules brings a unique and powerful skill set to the Plan Safe team that enables our clients to better connect with their audience for outcomes that matter.

Rob Weaver, Consultant

Rob has extensive experience in aviation safety, including 4 years as Head of Safety for Australian Air Traffic Control and Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting. He is a former Chair of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Asia Pacific Safety Workgroup and member of CANSO Global Safety Steering Committee.

Rob holds a PhD in Safety Critical Systems and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Systems and Software Engineering both from the University of York, UK.

Andrew Horton, Consultant

Andrew comes from a mechanical engineering background and has held project management and leadership positions in the rail, marine, defence and heavy-manufacturing sectors. As a lean specialist, he is regularly engaged to drive change, safety and productivity improvements for products, services, facilities and operations.
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