The ESN Company's 2016 incorporation and charity registration were motivated from within the education industry to meet the identified, widespread need for schools to have access to practical, reliable and affordable health and safety management support resources and services to enable the day-to-day implementation of their health and safety management responsibilities.
To improve the prevention and management of work- and learning-related injury and illness in Australian schools and education organisations, keeping workers, students and other people safe from harm.
Effective consultation and collaboration improving health and safety management resourcing, practices and outcomes in the Australian education industry.
Trust. Teamwork. Expertise. Quality. Generosity.
Mrs Mary Gow
B.Ed, M.Ed.Admin, Dip.Law, Grad.Dip.Law, Grad.Dip.Legal Practise, M.Laws (WHS units)
Mary is well known and highly regarded for her work over many years establishing and managing
the former award-winning CSOHS Online service for schools. Her education, law and WHS qualifications and experience, and her knowledge of school operating and WHS challenges, are a great asset to the ESN.
Mrs Sue Langbein
B.App.Mgt, Dip.Mgt, Adv.Dip.Mgt, Adv.Dip.WHS, Cert.IV TAE
Sue's business management, WHS consulting, e-Learning and software development skills and experience contribute strongly to ESN governance, innovation and Member services. She is well known for the quality of her work, has successfully led industry-scale WHS compliance, management and training projects, including for SafeWork NSW, and brings proven capability to the ESN.
ESN Industry Reference Group
An industry reference group of school safety, risk and compliance practitioners collaborates together and with the ESN Company in the planning, prioritising and review of ESN's health and safety support resources and services for member schools. The ESN Reference Group currently comprises 14 organisations that between them administer around 375 schools in 5 Australian States and Territories. The Group is highly capable of representing the health and safety interests of member schools and other education industry stakeholders, and its input to the ESN and contribution to member schools is invaluable.