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About Shane Stirling

Shane Stirling is a dedicated professional who offers more than two decades of experience in the management and leadership of personnel, and multi-disciplinary teams. Additionally, he boasts an extensive background in training others, as well as developing and implementing policy.

He currently serves as the Integrated Management System (IMS) and Human Resources (HR) Manager at Koppens Construction. In this role, Shane ensures the accreditation of their IMS system to provide continued certifications for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and AS/NZS 4801 (Health & Safety) to the current scope (Federal Safety and Third party accreditation). A significant aspect of his job is ensuring the health safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) of the company.

Koppens Construction specializes in many divisions of construction including commercial and residential land development, road construction, sewer and water services, bulk earthworks, stormwater, kerb and channel, quarries, concrete batching plants and concrete block and seawall construction. The company has been involved in a number of large developments in Cairns and the surrounding region since 1930. With the extensive experience that was gained over the past 80 years, Koppens Construction is the leader of the Civil Construction Industry in Cairns with a high level of professionalism and expertise in its management and staff, high attention to detail and an innovative document management system.

In his current role, Shane has garnered further interest in developing safe systems of work and training of personnel.  He has passionate about training staff and ensuring they conduct their work activities safely; as Shane states there is nothing worse than provided the dreaded news of the untimely death or serious injury of a loved one. He also provides regular feedback to a blog centered on Human Resources and Industrial Relation related issues.  As Shane sees it providing a layman’s terms overview to matters about employers and employees can save each a lot of time and money

Shane holds an Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practices, and Diplomas of Management, Business, Government, and Work Health and Safety. Currently, he is in the process of earning his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Outside of his career, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and staying active. He often hikes around Cairns, and can often be spotted on the baseball diamond.