About CSI

Creative Safety Initiatives (CSI) is an ACT based organisation committed to a continuing focus on improving safety standards in the building and construction industry. Through training and industry consultation, CSI hopes to reduce the number and the severity of accidents in the workplace.

RTO ID : 88216

Creative Safety Initiatives offers a large range of courses to its clients including:

  • Occupational health and safety training
  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • 10830NAT Course in crystalline silica exposure prevention
  • 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness
  • 10894NAT Course in workplace impairment training
  • Manual handling
  • Height safety training
  • Sun safety and nutritional awareness
  • Electrical awareness

CSI aims to accommodate the busy schedules of the building and construction industry through flexible training delivery modes. Most training can be conducted at your workplace and at a time that is suitable for your organisation.

Creative Safety Initiatives represents a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to creating safe work environments and safe communities for workers. Through the provision of education, CSI aims to encourage harm reduction and attitudinal change in regards to safety in the workplace.

Our Staff

Brian Vernon

Training Manager

Brian joined CSI in February 2023. He has 34 years’ experience in the vocational education and training sector with a master’s degree in Adult Education and 11 diplomas in various fields.



Brian Smith

Training Officer

Brian comes to CSI with over 16 years’ experience working in Youth Protection and the broader community as a field Officer. Workplace health and Safety has always been a priority for Brian. Brian became a trainer for CSI in 2021.



Grant Brewer

Training Coordinator

Grant has an extensive range of skills, from conducting Assessments, training, work and safety procedures being a Hydraulic worker to completing his Diploma of Youth Services and operating his own successful plumbing business. Grant joined the CSI team in 2020 as a Trainer.



Rory Pearsall

Training Officer

Rory joined CSI in April 2023 and has been in the trades industry for 11 years, including mechanical and electrical trades experience. Workplace health and safety has been a priority of his career.



Duncan Bennett-Burleigh

Training Officer

Duncan rejoined the CSI Team in July 2023. He is a qualified trainer/assessor specialising in high risk and safety training. Duncan has over 15 years training experience and 43 years in the construction industry.



Stephanie Balnaves

Office Coordinator

Stephanie joined the CFMEU ACT Branch at the beginning of 2020 following her EA role with the Dickson Tradies. Stephanie brings over 10 years administration experience to Creative Safety Initiatives.



Montana Boyle

Membership Officer

Montana commenced at CFMEU ACT/CSI in June 2023 and facilitates general reception duties for the CFMEU ACT Branch and Creative Safety Initiatives.



Natalie Buchanan

Senior Administration Officer

Natalie joined CFMEU ACT/CSI in November 2023

Natalie has 20 years’ experience in training and administration in the vocational educational and training sector.