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Gabrielle Bertini

Health, Safety & Environmental Lead
I make sure that people don’t get hurt when they come to work and ensure that we minimise harm to the environment.
Industry
Energy, gas and oil
Company
Origin Energy
Job Level
Mid
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About me

  • Regional Background

I am the HSE Lead for a major gas exploration project in the Beetaloo Basin Northern Territory.  Having always had a love for the environment and the outdoors, my various roles within the oil and gas industry have taken me to many beautiful and remote places across western Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Being able to influence how the environment is impacted is one of the things I find the most rewarding.  I have done this through various different roles that encompass ecology scouting, civil construction and drilling.  It was during a company wide restructure that my involvement in health and safety began, embracing the opportunity to learn something new.

When I’m not at work, I am spending time with my two horses Olive and Josephine who are my other passions.

About my role

  • Calm
  • Decisive
  • Logical
  • Observant

HSE is heavily regulated through legislation and internal policy. 

This role is to ensure all our operations are compliant, which will keep our people, community and environment safe.  It's not about acting like a compliance officer, it’s about understanding what must be done and helping the people doing the work to implement plans and procedures to ensure things are done in the safest and most efficient way. 

This also applies to the work we do in the environment. The HSE Lead role is to ensure that activities undertaken which may disturb land and vegetation focus on minimising any impact and ensuring the best rehabilitation outcomes after the work is completed. This role is responsible for writing management plans which detail the policies and processes the team working on the ground must follow to keep them and the environment safe.  The most important part of this role is making sure these plans are understood and followed.

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Education

  • High School
  • Environmental Management
  • Cert 4 in Workplace Health and Safety

Hobbies

  • Horse riding
  • Netball

15 year old me!!

“Your journey to success can be whatever you want it to be, don’t try and make it look like everyone else’s.”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Pulled out of uni course as it wasn’t for me
  2. Stumbled across environmental type roles
  3. Got a job in the oil and gas sector
  4. Studied the environment
  5. Completed training in workplace health and safety

My employer

Origin Energy has a rich heritage in energy exploration, production, power generation and retailing. Today, we're a leading provider of energy to homes and businesses throughout Australia.