Safety emphasis in Centurion’s double appointment

Savage and Nichols enlisted to head company’s HSEQ program

Safety emphasis in Centurion’s double appointment
Nichols (left) and Savage


Western Australian trucking and logistics firm Centurion has bolstered its Health Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) arm with the double appointment of Trent Savage and Terry Nichols as executive general manager of HSEQ and general manager of HSEQ respectively.

"Collectively, they bring over 25 years of experience in health and safety, emergency management, heavy industry and logistics," the company says.

"We look forward to their valuable leadership in organisational safety culture initiatives and programs, and influencing our people, customers and subcontractors to foster positive safety behaviours."

Savage was most recently a safety manager at Linfox and has further health and safety experience at Fortescue and Rio Tinto.

His specialty is emergency management, heavy industry and logistics and is "eager to continue building the safety culture at Centurion and introduce new technologies", the company notes.

"The team will be working hard to integrate the new Online Safety Management System – reducing manual processes and paperwork – resulting in better data, shorter workflows and more time for ‘real’ face-to-face safety," he says.

"I’m encouraged by the thoughtful and earnest conversations I’ve had so far and look forward to meeting the broader Centurion team as I travel around the network."

Read about Centurion's acquisition of Triton Transport Services, here

Meanwhile, Nichols "brings 16 years of experience in operational and functional roles within client, contracting and consultant appointments, spanning from major projects through to small cap sector businesses nationally and internationally" at the likes of Bis Industries and Northern Minerals.

He will oversee the delivery of solutions based on a risk-based, fit-for-purpose and cost-effective approach to cultural and safety performance change, Centurion says.

"In most cases people do not make mistakes because they consciously intended to do so," Nichols says.

"We should challenge ourselves to become more awake to understanding why most of the time things go right.

"Of course we still need to understand what happened when something goes wrong, but I challenge people to understand why it goes right more often than not."


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