David Randall Director DRA Safety

David Randall

Managing Director, Safety Consultant

Australian Institute Health and Safety

David Randall is the Managing Director of DRA Safety Specialists and Safety Consultant and has been involved in the Work Health and Safety Industry since 1990. He continues to provide consulting, training and auditing services to clients throughout Australia and overseas.  With a Mechanical Engineering degree, Science Degree and Diploma of Management, Business and WHS.

Regional Representative of the Gold Coast Branch of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) since its inception in 1990 to the present day. Held the position of President of the AIHS (QLD &NT) in 2008-2011 and appointed to the Retail, Wholesale, Hospitality, Recreation and Other Services Industry Sector Standing Committee to represent the safety interests at the State level.

Currently a Government accredited Self Insurance auditor, and Exemplar Global Lead Auditor (OHS) and registered RPEQ Engineer for amusement rides and attractions. With membership to the Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association working with leading providers in the amusement industry in Australia to promote benchmark quality standards in maintenance and safety.


  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree (Hons)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Maths / Physics)
  • Lead Auditor – OHS (Exemplar Global14035)
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAA40116)
  • Fire Safety Adviser
  • Diploma of Business
  • Accredited Self Insurance Auditor 31981 – Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • Justice of the Peace (Qual)
  • Unrestricted Pilots Licence and RAA Licence

Professional Association Memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ 15736)
  • Lifetime Member OHS Professional of the Safety Institute of Australia. (President QLD & NT Division 2008-2011)
  • Member of the Industry Sector Standing Committee – Retail, Wholesale, Hospitality, Recreation and other Services since 2005
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Southport since 1997 (President 2006-2007)

Sample of Achievements

  • The development of online WHS Management Systems and Staff Induction programs.
  • Conducted Compliance, Self Insurance and System Management Audits for clients as a regular part of a continuing consultancy or as a one off service.
  • Provided expert witness service for a number of solicitors dealing with personal injury claims within workplaces.
  • Provide regular Safety Consultant services to clients to assist them with the implementation of their WHS Management System, and provided ongoing risk management services and auditing to ensure compliance to the legislation.
  • Assisted companies with their applications and management of Enforceable Undertakings in association with the Regulator.
  • Speaker at National and International Conferences such as the Australian Safety Institute of Health and Safety, Institute of Hotel Engineers, ALAARA, IAAPA etc.
  • Provide guidance and reporting to Boards of major corporations (Ardent Leisure) and Schools.
  • Provide AS3533 auditing services and design verification, design registration services and annual inspections for amusement device operators (Village Theme Parks, Ardent Leisure, Merlin Entertainment Group, Adventure World.
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