Bjelkie Lansdown is the Owner and Director of BL Management Consultants (BLMC) and established this company after returning from overseas in 1999. Wanting to settle in the region of Albury Wodonga, establishing a consultancy company was the way acquired skills and experience could be utilised and continue to be challenged and grow.
Being a partner with businesses was essential to Bjelkie coming from health and fitness and then Workers compensation management roles where engagement with stakeholders is critical. With a Degree in Science and Post Graduate studies in OHS, further studies in management, ergonomics, counselling, auditing, drug and alcohol testing, noise testing and mental health have been undertaken.
Various positions held prior to establishing BLMC and during this time include: Exercise physiologist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Manager, National HR/OHS Manager, Risk and Compliance Coordinator, Workplace Health Promotion Coordinator and WHS and HR Manager.
Volunteering is important to BLMC and roles as a Lifeline phone counsellor and currently serving 18 years on the Regional Safety Health and Environment (SHE) committee have allowed the business community to be further supported. Part of the current role involves hosting and coordinating the annual National Safety Month events in both Albury/Wodonga and more recently Wangaratta.
Having clients from such a diverse range of industries requires travel to various sites. Site visits occur to undertake training, auditing, WHS inspections and investigations. Due Diligence and Reasonably Practicable decision making, Respectful Behaviours (Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying), Manual Handling, WHS Leadership and Mental Health training are popular training services.
Drugs and Alcohol testing has been offered since 2018. Mental Health training, conversations with individuals and teams and framework planning and development has been particularly of interest with businesses in the past few years. Noise surveys and mapping are also useful to undertake if these have not occurred in your workplace and you are unsure of levels and necessary control measures.
Occupational Violence and Gender Equity is an essential area for businesses to address and have appropriate systems in place for. This has been a growing area along with Mental Health and Wellbeing that support and bring bring positive and constructive change to our workplaces.
Bjelkie is always happy to discuss any work health and safety issues your business may have from the Board level to individual issues.