Client Results

Case Studies

We pride ourselves on achieving positive outcomes for our valued clients.

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Sugar Research Austraia

In late 2020, DRB Consulting was engaged by Sugar Research Australia, a research organisation with nine regionally based sugar cane farms/research
stations across QLD to conduct a safety culture diagnostic and design a safety leadership
program from the results.

The roll-out of the program was completed in May 2022 and initial results include no lost time injuries within a financial year for the first time in its history and a 30% reduction in recordable injuries in just a short period of time, and an improved level of risk awareness and application across senior leadership and frontline staff.

Business Referees:

Janeene Fitzgerald​

Executive Director, People, Safety & Culture

Roslyn Baker,

CEO, Sugar Research Australia

Client Testimonial

“I engaged Darryl and his DRB team in 2020 to develop our COVID-19 Return to Work Plan and I and the leadership team were so impressed we asked them back to develop a new three-year WHS Strategy and Action Plan.

A key strength of Darryl and the team is their engagement style, very open and authentic. They engage very effectively across the business with Directors, the Executive team and frontline staff. Their knowledge and expertise in WHS was very evident as they guided our business through the strategy development process.

They challenged us to think differently about our approach to safety which is having positive results in terms of performance and culture. We wouldn’t hesitate to engage DRB Consulting in the future should the need arise.”
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Roslyn Baker
CEO Sugar Research Australia


Capability gaps in operational leadership and opportunities for improvement were identified through the diagnostic and a safety leadership program was co-designed between Energex and The Jonah Group and delivered over a two-year period across 2500 staff.

Success was measured in both quantitative and qualitative aspects – the elimination of serious injuries, an overall 40% reduction in reportable injuries and a culture centered around the principles of Care, Accountability, Trust and Learning.

Other key achievements of note while General Manager Safety include:

Business Referee:

Peter Price

Executive General Manager Engineering, Energy Queensland

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Queensland Rail

DRB Consulting is currently contracted to Queensland Rail to conduct independent assurance and verification over a Voluntary Enforceable Undertaking through the Corporate Safety Risk and Assurance team, CW2297138 Enforceable Voluntary Undertaking (EVU) Independent Assurance. We have about 30 days’ work left on this contract that is due for completion in September 2023.

QR business referee and reference:

Adam Runham

Manager, Safety Risk and Assurance

Client Testimonial

“Queensland Rail has engaged DRB Consulting to perform independent verification and assurance activities over various QR improvement initiatives between January 2022 and September 2023 as agreed to with the QR Regulator (the Office of the National Rail Regulator).

Work is progressing and during our time to date working with Darryl and the team we have found them to be very responsive, excellent communicators and full of integrity in their dealings with both QR and our Regulator.

We have found their audit and assurance work to be evidence-based and findings are impartial and objective exercising diligence and good judgement. On the basis of our high level of satisfaction with DRB Consulting’s work, we have issued additional verification and assurance works to them.”
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Adam Runham
Queensland Rail Manager
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PwC and EY Projects

In the four years that DRB has spent supporting these consultancies, DRB has completed a wide range of WHS-related projects.

A summary of these is listed below:

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