Sue Bottrell, Director of ContractorSAFE, has worked in occupational health and safety and workers compensation for the past 18 years. She is a practicing lawyer and a suitably qualified OHS professional as defined by Worksafe Victoria (2008) and has qualifications in safety and law to master’s level. This combination of qualifications and experience sets Sue apart from all other OHS lawyers and safety professionals and puts her at the top of the safety profession.
Sue is a legal and safety specialist in management of contractor safety. She is very vocal about the costly and ineffective practices currently being adopted by employers, and safety professionals, in this area. She regularly speaks and publishes on this topic and acts as an expert witness. She has also developed an approach to contractor safety management which ensures effective and compliant prequalification, on boarding, monitoring and performance review of contractors. The Four Pillars of Contractor Safety Management. Her advice correctly reflects the High Court’s interpretation of duties owed by Principal Contactors, which the majority of other professional advice in this area does not, in respect of contractor safety management while thoroughly managing liability and focusing effort on prevention.