Andy Lewis

Andy Lewis EXCO Member, IOSH Singapore Branch

Andy started his safety journey in 2002 after leaving the Royal Air Force, he has worked in several sectors in the UK such as Local Government, Public Transportation and Aviation as well as Electrical and Construction environments.

Since his move to Australia in 2011, Andy has worked in Broadcast Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Construction, FMCG and Data Centre environments with businesses such as Broadcast Australia and Microsoft . He currently heads up EHS, Training and Operational Risk for Daifuku Oceana.

Andy holds a MSc from the University of Greenwich and a BSc equivalent from City & Guilds in OHS and is hoping to start his PhD this year.

Since 2020 Andy has sat on the Bureau Veritas Impartiality Committee for Australia and New Zealand and has been Executive Committee Member of the IOSH Singapore Branch since 2021.

Andy's session today will look at a recent research study that he conducted, which aimed to assess the advantages and disadvantages of achieving certification to a standard such as ISO 45001 and identify any trends.

As safety and risk professionals we need to make fact based decisions, unfortunately over the last decade the court of opinion appears to have forced the hand of business and professionals to follow trends rather than evidence. Well oiled marketing and book sales don't equate to positive safety performance.

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