Jim Neilson

Senior Safety Consultant
New South Wales

Jim has over forty years’ experience as a shift supervisor and operations manager at Bluescope Steel’s Port Kembla Works.

Jim started his career as a metallurgy trainee working in the laboratories and in operations. Jim became a shift foreman at the age of twenty three. It was around this time he developed his passion for safety as a result of a workplace fatality.

When Jim first became a manager in the early 90s he took control of a diverse group of about 50 people having approximately four lost time injuries a year. At the time Jim left the steelworks, he was managing over 100 people with a best performance of over seven years lost time injury free. Jim’s section was part of a larger group that attained over 7,000,000 hours Lost Time Injury Free.

Jim’s group won recognition at Bluescope Steel’s internal safety awards as the Best Performing Group.

Jim now provides other companies with assistance to improve their workplace safety and operational performance, utilising the knowledge and experience he gained at Port Kembla steelworks.

Jim’s many years of experience also give him a vast knowledge of potential solutions to workplace hazards and issues.