About Airborne Dust Monitoring

Airborne dust monitoring is typically undertaken when a client’s workplace is exposed to dust – either by the nature of the client’s business or from an external source. The purpose of dust monitoring is to understand workers’ exposure and determine if unknown contaminants in the air are safe, and/or to verify the levels of dust exposure at the workplace. GCG’s consultants are capable of monitoring both inhalable and respirable dust in accordance with appropriate Australian industry standards and regulations.

Dust monitoring is particularly important for businesses, where workers have the potential to be exposed to Coal Dust, Respirable Dust, Crystalline Silica/Quartz, as long periods of elevated exposure, can lead to adverse health effects. Extended exposure to Coal Dust can lead to Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP), a disease that may cause shortness of breath and long term cough. Prolonged inhalation of Respirable Crystalline Silica/Quartz can contribute to Silicosis, a form of lung disease that causes chest pains, shortness of breath, and severe cough.

GCG’s in-house laboratory capability allows us to execute gravimetric analysis of Inhalable and Respirable samples in all of GCG’s three NATA accredited laboratories, delivering prompt turnaround for clients.

GCG regularly undertake:

  • Respirable Crystalline Silica Monitoring
  • Respirable Coal Dust Monitoring
  • Respirable Dust Monitoring
  • Inhalable Dust and Metals Monitoring

Services we provide

  • Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
  • Personal Dust Exposure Sampling
  • Control Verification through Static and Real-time Monitoring
  • Statistical Review of Monitoring Programs
  • Compliance Based Monitoring

Benefits of working with GCG

  • Access to GRS (GCG Reporting System) – link
  • In-house lab support
  • Practical advice and guidance based on client’s needs
  • Extensive team of consultants accessible to react to situations
  • Real-time solutions available

Our Consultants

Our auditors are degree-qualified WHS professionals that have over 15 years of experience in auditing. Of these
auditors, we have two highly qualified Federal Safety Officers (FSOs) appointed by the Office of Federal Safety
Commission (OFSC) under the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012, who possess the authority to undertake audits
based on the criteria set for the accreditation.

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Why choose GCG?

From a business perspective, GCG recognises the emphasis to run business operations smoothly to ensure
companies benefit from continued operations and profit gain. A lack of both safety and hygiene planning at the
workplace can ensue challenges around the workflow and possibly allow long-term health effects at your company.
This is why the Consultants at GCG take pride in producing quality yet effective work to ensure clients hold a clear
advantage – to commence operations as per usual and to keep the issue contained and/or eliminated. The main part
of the job is to figure out the clients’ requirements based on size, scope, location, and budget to fully understand
what is expected.

GCG’s hygiene consultants are professionals in the industry who are certified with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).

Brendan Green

CEO

Brendan is the Founder and CEO of GCG, and established the business in 2005. He considers leading the wonderful, close-knit…
Brendan Green

Brendan Green

CEO

Brendan is the Founder and CEO of GCG, and established the business in 2005. He considers leading the wonderful, close-knit community at GCG as the best part of his job and loves the challenges of working alongside such a high performing team. Brendan believes GCG is an outstanding workplace because there are so many team members who are genuinely committed to helping their clients with WHS.

Brendan has spent more than fifteen years working in Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Hygiene, and has been fortunate enough to gain exposure to a wide variety of industries since leaving BHP Billiton (to start GCG). He is a Senior Consultant focusing primarily on upskilling and supporting clients on implementing practical and sustainable WHS management systems within their businesses.

GCG is fortunate enough to sponsor the annual Australian Institute of Occupation Hygienists (AIOH) Presidents Cup Golf Day, and as a golfing fan Brendan enjoys - whenever the opportunity arises - getting out on the course for eighteen holes.

Brendan is a member of the Western Australia chapter of the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and actively contributes to the ongoing development of SIA's presence in Australia. He is also involved in the Young Safety Professionals Network (YSP) and continues to mentor people new to WHS and Occupational Hygiene.

Brendan has tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Industrial Hygiene. He was also a recipient of a WA Business News '40under40 Award' in 2012 - an award "designed to recognise and celebrate Western Australia's 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40."

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Brett Jones

East Coast Operations Manager and Principal WHS Consultant

Brett is the Principal WHS Consultant and East Coast Operations Manager for GCG. Brett provides the WHS specialist guidance to…
Brett Jones

Brett Jones

East Coast Operations Manager and Principal WHS Consultant

Brett is the Principal WHS Consultant and East Coast Operations Manager for GCG. Brett provides the WHS specialist guidance to GCG, and operational resource allocation for the GCG Brisbane team. Part of Brett’s role is to ensure that projects are delivered in a professional and efficient manner, and that appropriate and capable resources are allocated in a timely fashion.

Brett has tertiary qualifications in OHS and Human Movement and is a Certified Generalist OHS Professional with the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA). Brett has more than sixteen years experience across numerous industries, including construction, resources, federal, state and local government operations, transport, water infrastructure, and manufacturing. His experience has included consulting work across Australia, and overseas operations in North America, Malaysia, and Europe.

Brett is a specialist developer and auditor of safety management systems, and is an Exemplar Global Certified Principal OHS Auditor, a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Accredited WHS Auditor (Construction), and a Federal Safety Officer (FSO) for the Australian Government.

Brett has also held various voluntary roles with the SIA over the last ten years within the Qld Branch of the SIA – including the role of Deputy Chair of Qld since 2011. Outside of work, Brett is a passionate football supporter and long suffering fan of Aston Villa.

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Dustin Bennett

Principal Occupational Hygiene Consultant

Dustin is the Principal Occupational Hygiene Consultant for GCG. Dustin is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) and Full Member (MAIOH)…
Dustin Bennett

Dustin Bennett

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.

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Richard Crafter

West Coast Operations Manager

Richard is GCG’s Operations Manager for the West Coast of Australia. Richard has enormous passion for Occupational Health and Safety,…
Richard Crafter

Richard Crafter

West Coast 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.

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Neville Beard

Financial Controller

Neville is the Financial Controller at GCG and has responsibility for finance function, IT, and risk management. He enjoys being…
Neville Beard

Neville Beard

Financial Controller

Neville is the Financial Controller at GCG and has responsibility for finance function, IT, and risk management. He enjoys being part of the GCG team and assisting in developing strategic initiatives which will take the company to the next level - for the benefit of the clients, GCG team, and suppliers.

Since joining GCG in 2011, Neville has been instrumental in improving financial reporting and analysis, identifying system improvements, and sourcing and implementing solutions to improve the quality of management information. Neville believes that a flexible work environment where results are the key to success, is part of the fun and the challenge of working in a business spread across the continent.

When away from work Neville enjoys spending time with family, and hitting the surf with a kayak and a fishing rod to see what he can catch off the picturesque Western Australian coastline.

Neville graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, before spending two years in compulsory national service with the infantry. Following a further two years in teaching, and a stint with his family owned security business, Neville spent the next thirteen years as a consultant to a variety of industries, including security, manufacturing, training, education, property management, engineering, transport, and environment.

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