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Who Are We...

Andrew Nicholls Design and Associates grew from the need of schools and organisations to have ready access to advice and services for the compliance of Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellbeing legislation.

In our experience, schools and organisations find that understanding everything you need to do to be compliant with the OHS / WHS laws and regulations is a full time job in itself.

So, let us worry about the finer details so it's one less thing you need to do!

Our Mission...

To help schools and organisations to meet their OHS / WHS legislative requirements through continual improvement, quality management, the mindfulness of staff wellbeing and spaces that consider the working practices of all users.

About the Team...



Andrew Nicholls

Principal Consultant
B.Des (Ind), M.Ed, M.OHSEMgmt, Cert.A&T

Andrew Nicholls is a highly experienced educator, designer and OHSEM specialist. Moving from a career in Industrial Design for Education, for the last thirteen years Andrew has educated students in a broad range of disciplines and subjects including Visual Arts, Technologies (Design and Digital), Humanities, and VET Building and Construction.
As an educational leader, he has provided professional development to others on a wide-range of topics including transdisciplinary learning, technical and freehand drawing, continual improvement in educational performance and OHS compliance in schools.
In 2017, while completing Master degrees in Education and Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management, Andrew began recieving further requests to assist in the development of learning spaces and OHS compliance in schools. Drawing from his diverse design and professional working experience, Andrew now provides high level expert advice on OHS compliance, learning space design and educational leadership to schools, teacher associations and architects.

What we do...Ways we can help your school or organisation

Change Management

We can get your team onboard with understanding the need for change. We can also help you identify strategies for implementing change.

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Security Management

We can help identify security risks and recommend management strategies to mitigate risk, loss or injury.

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Workplace Ergonomics

We can help fit the workplace to its users by helping you specify the right furniture, finishes, building orrientation and communication tools.

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Emergency Management

We collaborate with you to plan for emergency situations and communicate your plan to all stakeholders.

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We will help you identify both fixed and portable plant. We'll also help setup a maintenance log and ensure its compliant with all current regulations.

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We provide walk-thru risk assessments for all environments and let you know how to mitigate the hazards.

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Educational Leadership

We provide a diagnostic assessment of the organisation's health and performance to help schools identify blockers and leverage change.

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Workshop Design

We help design workshops, maker-spaces and practical spaces to ensure compliance with OHS / WHS legislation.

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Material Register

We can identify hazardous and dangerous substances. We can also provide a chemical register to manage the hazard and risks.

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