At Mairin, we value Professionalism, Reliability, Integrity, Dedication and Experience.
This page is usually the most boring on a professional service company’s website. How many times do you want to read that a person has these qualifications, this amount of experience and has worked in these industries? We decided to do it differently.
We still have the qualifications – B.Sc.(Hons), B.App.Sci., B.Sc., Grad.Dip.Occ.Hyg.,Diploma in OH&S, Cert IV in OH&S, Diploma of Business, Diploma of HR Management, Cert IV Training and Assessment and Lead Auditor training.
We have Construction Industry Induction cards, Rail Industry Worker cards, Maritime Security Identification cards and even Working With Children Check cards.
Our company does work in power stations, mines, paper factories, on the railways, offshore on oil & gas rigs and a wide variety of heavy industry sites. We also work in schools, commercial offices and domestic premises.
Our staff have memberships with the Safety Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Instead of repeating these stale boring statements numerous times we thought it would be more interesting to see what our staff wrote about themselves or each other.
Sam (hates Samantha) Erbs – Managing Director
Known as Miss Bossy, Sam gave herself the title General Manager because she’s the boss and don’t you forget it.
With a background in the WorkCover insurance industry, Sam is your first point of contact if you have any questions about your WorkCover and Return to Work requirements.
Sam likes fishing and is better at it than everyone else. And she’s not ashamed to admit that she’s still a fan of New Kids on the Block and the Spice Girls.
Damian Murphy – Operations Manager
As the Operations Manager, Damian is responsible for co-ordinating the work of the Consultants. He also has an important role acting as a mentor for the ongoing development of staff.
Being one of our older staff members Damian is often called upon for advice and assistance, which is a tribute to his years of experience as a support person in the OH&S industry.
Damian is also responsible for most of the mayhem that happens in the office. He refuses to grow old gracefully, even though he has grandchildren. He has finally retired from basketball so not longer gets flattened on the court.
If you need to find Damian in the office, just listen for his whistling.
Phil Watkins – Business Manager
After many years in Melbourne working in High Risk Construction Work Phil is now enjoying the work and tree change in Latrobe Valley, and finding the time to work on all those projects he’s been storing – cars, motorcycles and engineering hobbies.
Phil doesn’t fish, can’t whistle and dislikes football, especially Melbourne football club. Home is the place to be and with a large block and big shed he is never lacking things to do.
Matt Erbs – OHS Consultant
Another keen fisherman.
Matt is a fan of the Bombers and doesn’t mind watching the Melbourne Storm thrash anyone they play. He has an interesting background, having spent 10 years serving our country in the army.
Matt claims to be a great chef but tends to buy lunch each day. If you ask nicely he may cook you lunch. But be careful what you wish for.
Paul (PJ) has been with the Mairin team for almost seven years, travelling to all corners of the state of Victoria undertaking various projects.
He enjoys spending time with family and having a bit of a fish when time allows. Paul is looking forward to the mighty Melbourne Football Club enjoying some long overdue success and to hopefully see a premiership over the coming years. The rest of us reckon he is dreaming.
Jenna Perks – OHS Consultant
Jenna is the proud mum of a little girl who tends to take up most of her spare time. Quite often this is based around driving as she is a member of the Mazda MX 5 Club.
It will probably be no surprise that she also likes fishing however she says it is a waste of time in Victoria and would rather wait and go to South Australia. As far as football is concerned she says ‘Hell no! The grand final has fallen on her birthday far too many times.’
Jenna has spent the last 20 years predominantly working in the construction and mining industries in Victoria and SA. Much of this time has been spent cajoling workers into doing their jobs safely and according to the procedures. She tends to be easy to find in the office as she always talks in her loud ‘Mummy voice’.
Nicholas Costa – OHS Consultant
When at work Nic can be found hunched over his desk, a microscope, or some other piece of laboratory equipment. When not at work he is oft hunched over his personal desk, a book, or some other pastime which encourages a terrible posture. He dreads the day his co-workers discover he is merely a biological version of the “Chinese Room” thought experiment, but is confident that they have never bothered reading each other’s bios.
Chris Wright – OHS Consultant
A former Kiwi who has made Gippsland his home, Chris hailed from a small town of Vikings (Dannevirke, New Zealand) before gaining 5 years’ experience in many facets of Occupational Health and Safety, including everything asbestos, working in the big city smoke of Melbourne.
As a sports nut you will find him most weekends (and sometimes cheekily through the week) updating on the latest news from AFL through to Rugby and everything in between. Working on his hobby farm and getting out and about in the local community is how he enjoys his spare time where everything “is pretty chooice eh!”
Blaike Murphy – Trainee OHS Consultant
One of the talented grandchildren of Damian (who still tends to whistle around the office). Blaike in his spare time likes to shake up the neighbourhood with his well-known band “Doonie Way” as well as writing his own music on many different instruments. He also likes long, romantic strolls on the beach and spending time throwing the ball around with his puppy “Kurt”. His presence never fails to amuse, being the youngest of the consulting staff.
That’s the Mairin team so far.
We’re ready and willing to help find solutions for your OH&S issues. Start by giving us a call on 03 5127 2311.