A word from Matt

I have always been passionate about helping others, which is what initially drew me to a career in nursing. My work included a variety of emergency, ICU and remote area practice settings with a diverse range of healthcare professionals and patients from a wide range of backgrounds.

Throughout my nursing career I developed a curiosity for preventative health. This is what lead me to a career in occupational hygiene and training and ultimately my own business focusing on the key areas for promoting safety – hygiene, health, emergency planning and risk management  – all based on industry experience and practicality.

I am now fortunate to direct a team of equally passionate people who care deeply about keeping people safe, whether this is teaching first-aid, high risk work, analysing asbestos in our laboratory or working with clients to monitor hazardous exposures and implement effective controls. I believe we all have a basic right to go home to our families safely at the end of each day, and that is what drives us at HSR Consulting.

Matt Gmelig

National Director – HSR Consulting Pty Ltd

Our Team

matt gmelig
national director
GradDip. Hygiene and Toxicology, Cert. IV Occupational Health and Safety, Cert. IV Training and Assessment, GradDip. Paediatric Intensive Care, B. Nursing

Matt has extensive experience and qualifications working in the industrial sector and is the director of HSR Consulting. Matt is also highly qualified and experienced as a Registered Nurse, Occupational hygienist, educator, noise officer, ventilation officer and rescue trainer and consultant. Matt’s interest in consulting began after working in the emergency department and seeing both the short term and long term health issues encountered in the work place from trauma to long term disease processes.

Rose Free
OPERATIONS MANANGER, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Sales Representitive
Surface Ventilation Officer, Surface Noise Officer, Licenced Asbestos Assessor, Asbestos ID Analyst, MSA Service Technician

Rose launched her career at HSR Consulting in early 2017, her passion for workplace health and safety has driven her to develop her many skills and close relationships with our clients across Australia. Rose’s role includes Occupational Hygiene Technician, Lead Hire, Sales and Service Consultant and Asbestos ID Analyst.

Michael Clark
Senior WHS advisor and Trainer
Grad Cert Investigation, A/Dip Occupational Health & Safety, Dip. Govt (Inspection & Management), Bomb scene examiner, RABQSA auditor

Michael has a wealth of knowledge in the WHS field. Coming from a regulatory background he has an in depth knowledge of the legislation and how it can be practically applied. He has extensive experience in asbestos, construction and mining. Initially he had a trades background.

Kylie Clark
Cert IV - Occupational Health & Safety, Frontline Management

Kylie recently came to HSR after over 16 years in the aquaculture industry, with roles in admin, production, data entry & analysis and WHS (8 yrs). Kylie was also  a volunteer Ambulance Officer in the far south for over 10 years and is passionate about safety in the workplace.

Chelsea Charles
Occupational Hygiene technician
B. Medical Research, M. Forensic Science

Chelsea grew up on the North-West coast of Tasmania and has been working in and around mining since she was 17 years old. She initially obtained a degree in Medical Research, and has moved back to Tasmania after finishing her Masters in Forensic Science. Chelsea believes a big aspect of personal safety starts in the workplace, and is now happy to put her skills to use in the real world. Chelsea is a qualified mould testing technican. and asbestos assessor.

Leonie Whitfort
Business Manager
M. Ag Science, M. Prof. Acc., PostGradDip. Management

Leonie started out her career in science but gradually moved across to accounting and management. She has worked in a wide variety of industries including rural, construction and not for profits for employers ranging from family businesses to multinationals. Leonie has a long term interest in first aid and risk management from her work with not for profits as well as an interest in sustainable management.

 Cert III Admin

Anthony came from a hospitality workplace and has joined the team as our Administration Assistant. He has also taken over FIT testing and electrical test & tag. Anthony wishes to develop and advance his skill set to further assist in aiding the team. Movies, traveling, and coffee are his greatest passions and would one day love to see the world.

Nomin-Erdene Battsengel
Lab technician
B. Science, M. Pharmaceutical Science

Nomin has an extensive experience working in research labs and is excited to learn more about Asbestos Identification at HSR Consulting.

Where We Work
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What our clients have to say

Huon Aquaculture has a long-standing relationship with HSR Consulting, who have always shown their professionalism by being, prompt, efficient and having a true understanding of the concept of “Reasonably Practicable” when it comes to working in the Aquaculture Industry. HSR Consulting have the ability to deal with complex OHS issues by providing solutions and advice that is understood and embraced by all levels of management and across the entire business landscape. HSR provide a hands-on approach to training and specialise in assisting with high risk work activities. The service that they provide is highly commended.

HSR Consulting have always provided fast and accurate asbestos consulting services, allowing Paradigm TAS to assist our clients in both an efficient and cost effective manner.