Richard Coleman

Head of HSE

Laing O’Rourke

After nearly 30 years in Executive Safety, HR and Operational roles Richard joined Laing O’Rourke in March 2019 as General Manager, Health Safety & Environment.

He has extensive background in senior leadership roles stretching over 20 years across a number of large businesses including Asciano, Telstra and Boral. His expertise is in risk management, digital technology and organisational change.

Richard has a demonstrated track record of delivering transformative safety strategies across a variety of industries and organisations over the last 30 years.

Richard graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Relations & Political Science) and from the University of Sydney with a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety.

Session Overview

Vehicle Pedestrian Critical Risk Management, Leadership & Culture

This session will cover the Fatality Elimination Control approach applied at Laing O’Rourke to minimise the risk of a vehicle/pedestrian critical event. In addition, it will make the link to the importance of leadership and culture to ensure fatality elimination controls are in place and effective.