What is TechLab?
The GCG TechLab is an innovation hub that leverages applied technology to develop tools, training, and solutions to help our clients keep their people safe. TechLab combines market-ready technology and hardware with GCG's occupational hygiene and workplace health & safety expertise to form practical, easy-to-implement solutions for our clients.
GCG's TechLab has developed a range of innovative solutions designed to support worker health and safety. While TechLab's solutions are varied, ranging from online learning to real-time monitoring, our focus is on helping our clients assess and manage risk, educate their employees, and advance their safety and hygiene practices. All of TechLab's solutions can be customised to support our client's specific requirements.
"Supporting worker health and safety through applied technology."
Remote Monitoring Solutions
GCG uses realtime monitoring for hazards and controls (including respirable dust and cabin pressure) to support informed and improved decision making. Using high quality, durable devices and data analytics, we analyse trends and work with our clients to address conditions before they become an issue.
Our apps provide a ready-made solution and have been created to target the biggest challenges industry is facing around hazard/risk data management and control.
Real Time Task Assessment App
Real Time Task Assessment App Identify hazardous tasks using video and real-time instrument data.
Conduct a site clearance inspection and assessment to determine the effectiveness of site hygiene interventions.
Hazardous Chemical Audit
Review on site hazardous chemical storage against relevant legislation and codes of practice.
Review on site asbestos containing materials.
Confined Space Register
Identify site confined spaces as per relevant code of practice.
Identify mould issues before they impact worker health and require remediation.
Critical Control Assessment
Record on site observations and report on critical control compliance.
Our series of online training modules improves the management of workplace hazards and training in an engaging, interactive and practical way. We develop training based on the health/hazard challenges that are facing industry and continually evolve our online training packages as technology advances in this sector.
Research and Development
Our team of industry experts are continually looking for opportunities to improve or develop new products, processes and services, to support our clients in protecting their people. We’re continually exploring and researching new ideas and emerging technologies to develop practical, ready-to-implement solutions.
Principal Occupational Hygiene Consultant
Dustin is the Principal Occupational Hygiene Consultant for GCG. Dustin is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) and Full Member (MAIOH) of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH). He has tertiary qualifications in Health Science, OHS, and Occupational Hygiene, with over eleven years experience as an Occupational Hygienist in heavy industry.
Dustin has worked extensively across a range of industries, including coal mining, metalliferous mining, oil and gas, chemical plants, construction, and manufacturing. Dustin’s previous role as a corporate Occupational Hygienist for an ASX50 company saw him working across five chemical plants, four port facilities, an open cut mine, and a network of distribution centres across Australia.
Throughout his consulting role, Dustin has also provided corporate support, auditing, mentoring and strategic reviews within the discipline of occupational hygiene.Close
Senior Occupational Hygienist
Peter Knott is a Certified Occupational Hygienist and has been a full member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists since 1994. His experience spans a wide variety of industries having been employed in aluminium smelting and fabrication, power generation, mining and technology sectors in Australia and overseas. He currently provides consulting services in Occupational Hygiene to a range of clients in Australia and internationally.
Peter has represented industry bodies on Australian Standards committees for workplace atmospheres, respiratory protection and hearing protection. He has published or presented on a variety of topics such as exposure standards, biological monitoring, respiratory and hearing protection, diesel particulate matter, bioaerosol transmission and provided technical direction into the development of a recently patented aerosol monitoring instrument.
Peter has tertiary qualifications in Chemistry, Environmental Health and Epidemiology, and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle.Close
WA Operations Manager
Richard is GCG's Operations Manager for the West Coast of Australia. Richard has enormous passion for Occupational Health and Safety, and hygiene, as well as developing, coaching, and mentoring his team.
Richard has significant experience in the field of OHS and Hygiene which has seen him work across an array of industries, including: nickel, iron ore, thermal coal, gold, alumina, and oil and gas. He has a wide range of OHS and hygiene experience, including health exposure risk assessment, management system development, and implementation and hygiene data management. His experience has also seen him enjoy the challenges of international operations in Indonesia and West Africa.
Richard holds tertiary qualifications in both Occupational Hygiene, and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety. Richard is also a qualified Surface Ventilation Officer, Noise Officer, and Radiation Officer with the WA Resources Safety Division of the Department of Mines and Petroleum.Close
Occupational Hygiene Specialist
Alan is a Certified Occupational Hygienist and is a full member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH). Alan is also an AIOH State Liaison Officer, which is appointed by the Council to represent the interests of the AIOH in Tasmania and to liaise with Council on the views of members who reside in that state.Close
For more information about TechLab, please contact Adam O’Malley. Adam is a Senior Occupational Hygiene Consultant and the Innovation Projects Lead at GCG.
He has extensive experience providing advice and solutions to clients and is passionate about using technology to support clients in protecting their worker’s health.