Trent Nicholls has a pretty simple motivation for doing his job well each day.
“When you come to work you have a chance to positively affect people’s lives by getting them home safely,” he says
“That’s why it is so important be a safety champion each and every day.”
Trent is the Queensland SHE (safety, health and environment) Manager on the national broadband network (NBN) project where he assists the team of SHE Advisors in delivering a quality service to the project. So, what does that mean day-to-day?
“It can vary day-to-day, but it covers everything from monitoring in-field interactions, liaising with regulators and clients through to developing monthly reporting for both internal and external stakeholders,” Trent said.
“My favourite part of the job is getting into the field, particularly on some of the high-risk jobs as it puts what we expect from out contractors and operations team into perspective.”
Trent has been with Visionstream since April 2018. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for almost 10 years and prior to that held a national safety role with a warehousing and logistics company.
“Working in telecommunications certainly provides its challenges which makes the job very interesting,” Trent said.
“The part I most enjoy is the challenge of working on practical and cost-effective safety solutions for a multi-site project.
“It definitely gives you experience in challenging situations which puts life’s other challenges into perspective.”
Trent also takes great pride in his work on the nation building nbn project.
“That has been the most interesting project that I have worked on,” he said.
“Being the most significant and high-profile infrastructure project in Australia it carries a certain amount of pressure to get it right.”