GTK – Environmental Health Services

GTK Consulting provides expert environmental health, development application and training services in the food and beauty/skin penetration industries.

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Profile

GTK Consulting provides expert environmental health, development application and training services in the food and skin penetration/beauty industries. A recognised leader in the field, Lisa Hughes is the current Vice President of Environmental Health Australia, was awarded the Environmental Health Australia President’s Appreciation Award 2015 for outstanding contribution to the industry and regularly sits on expert advisory panels for food safety training.

GTK Consulting provides specialist advice, support and education in food safety and public health regulation and compliance. We work with retail food outlets, temporary food stalls and mobile food vending vehicles to achieve high health standards. Whether it’s a permanent fixture or a special event offering, we partner with clients who want to meet their regulatory requirements and serve up the best eating experience for their customers. We also work with the body art and beauty industry to ensure public health obligations are met.

Our services include conducting pre-purchase and compliance inspections, seeking and interpreting development consents, undertaking retail food safety audits, undertaking audits of the skin penetration industry and delivering education programs. If an operational issue arises, our trusted expertise and thorough understanding of the law can help you find a solution. We review and represent clients on legal matters, assist with addressing enforcement actions and support customer complaint management and mediation to secure a positive resolution. Our end-to-end services can help you reach and maintain compliance, redress issues and build a reputation for excellence.

“Lisa was a huge asset to our environmental health team especially when our organisation was undergoing a period of change. Lisa’s experience in environmental health is such that she was able to work to a high degree of autonomy and delegation with limited supervision, which resulted in positive business outcomes for our organisation. Should the opportunity arise in the future to engage a contractor, Lisa would be at the top of Council’s list.”

 

– Stuart Nunn, Team Leader Environmental Health, Cumberland Council

EXPERT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Experience

Clients

A selection of Lisa Kennedy’s clients:

• Cumberland Council
Food Premises Inspections

• Penrith Council
Food Premises and Skin Penetration Inspections

• Waverley Council
Environmental Health Plan

• The Good Food & Wine Show
Food Safety Advisor

• Eze Training
Training

• Department of Health & Human Services, Tasmania
Review of proposed changes to the skin penetration guidelines

Lisa has extensive experience working at some of Sydney’s largest councils, including the City of Sydney, Holroyd City Council (now Cumberland Council), Baulkham Hills Shire (now The Hills Shire) and Warringah Council (now Northern Beaches Council). From the Good Food & Wine Show Sydney with more than 150 food exhibitors from across Australia, to speciality food outlets and fine dining restaurants, Lisa has partnerned with clients time and time again to achieve commercially successful and safe outcomes. Lisa maintains strong relationships across local government in planning and environmental services, which means you get accurate advice fast enabling you to jump on every opportunity.

Lisa works on behalf of councils, place managers and event managers to make sure temporary food stallholders maintain required standards. This ensures you meet your responsibilities as the governing authority and can deliver an enjoyable experience for your customers, which keeps them coming back. Services to local government include completing development application assessments, assessing noise and odour reports and conducting regulatory inspections.

Food advisory and training services

GTK Consulting provides specialist advice, support and education in food safety and public health regulation and compliance. We work with retail food outlets, temporary food stalls and mobile food vending vehicles to achieve high health standards. Whether it’s a permanent fixture or a special event offering, we partner with clients who want to meet their regulatory requirements and serve up the best eating experience for their customers.

Our services include conducting pre-purchase and compliance inspections, seeking and interpreting development consents, undertaking retail food safety audits and delivering education programs. If an operational issue arises, our trusted expertise and thorough understanding of the law can help you find a solution. We review and represent clients on legal matters, assist with addressing enforcement actions and support customer complaint management and mediation to secure a positive resolution. Our end to end services can help you reach and maintain compliance, redress issues and build a reputation for excellence in food supply.

Beauty/skin penetration advisory and training services

Lisa can provide expert environmental health, development application and training services in the beauty and body art sector, one of Australia’s fastest growing personal service industries. If you need support to set up a business, train employees or accommodate a skin penetration or beauty parlour business on your premises, Lisa will make sure you have all your bases covered.

Lisa is an accredited trainer with Registered Training Organisation Eze Training, Australia’s leading trainer in the beauty, skin penetration and infection control industry.

Onsite sewage management advisory services

Lisa can provide expert advisory services in onsite sewage management. If you’re considering buying a residential, commercial or industrial property with an existing onsite system and need qualified industry advice, Lisa can conduct inspections and provide recommendations to inform your purchase decision.

Lisa also provides education and training on how to effectively operate a system to make sure it’s compliant and safe.

Pollution management advisory services

Lisa provides expert advisory services in pollution management, including environmental audits and pollution control.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION AND TRAINING

Services

Food shops

  • Pre-purchase advice inspections
  • Development application advice
  • Development consent interpretations
  • Food shop inspections
  • Education programs
  • Retail food safety audits
  • Food safety programs/plans & monitoring
  • Advice inspections
  • Review and representation on legal matters
  • Customer complaint advice and mediation
  • Enforcement action assistance

Temporary food stalls & mobile food vending vehicles

  • Temporary food stall/mobile food vending application advice
  • Section 96 advice for temporary stalls on public land
  • Food safety educational material/presentations to stallholders
  • Pre-emptive compliance inspections
  • Advice inspections
  • Review and representation on legal matters
  • Customer complaint advice and mediation
  • Enforcement action assistance

Skin penetration premises & beauty parlours

  • Pre-purchase advice inspections
  • Development application advice
  • Development consent interpretations
  • Advice inspections
  • Enforcement action assistance
  • Education programs (infection control and equipment sterilisation)
  • Customer complaint advice and mediation
  • Review and representation on legal matters

Services to Government

  • Regulatory inspections (food premises, temporary food premises, mobile food vending vehicles, skin penetration and beauty premises, cooling towers, public swimming pools, onsite sewage management inspections)
  • DA assessments
  • Peer review of matters including complex legal matters
  • Assessment of noise and odour reports
  • Policy development and review
  • Environmental audits

PORTFOLIO

Selected Work

DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY

Testimonials

“Lisa was an invaluable resource when working with City of Sydney council to facilitate our food and wine expo. With over 150 food exhibitors from all over Australia the advice, planning and assistance ensured everyone had access to the information and resources needed for a commercially successful and safe show. With Lisa’s knowledge of the legislation that affects our exhibitors and us as event organisers any possible issues were either dealt with before they occurred, or if they did come up, they were quickly and effectively solved.”


– Louise Binner, Event Coordinator, Good Food & Wine Show

“Lisa was a huge asset to our environmental health team especially when our organisation was undergoing a period of change. Lisa’s experience in environmental health is such that she was able to work to a high degree of autonomy and delegation with limited supervision, which resulted in positive business outcomes for our organisation. Should the opportunity arise in the future to engage a contractor, Lisa would be at the top of Council’s list.”


– Stuart Nunn, Team Leader Environmental Health, Cumberland Council

“Lisa is an excellent trainer who engages students well. Lisa’s extensive experience in Environmental Health as well as her expertise in food safety and public health make her a sought-after trainer. Lisa is an excellent public speaker and has given numerous talks to her peers. Lisa is an asset to Eze Training.”


– Richard Anthony, CEO, Eze Training

“Lisa has completed food business inspections and skin penetration premises inspections in the capacity of a contractor for Penrith City Council. I found working with Lisa a very pleasant and easy experience. During the completion of her inspections, I found Lisa to be very knowledgeable, professional and completed the tasks as agreed. With regard to the food business inspections, there was an unforeseen amount of reinspections required and Lisa was very accommodating in staying on longer then the agreed timeframe to complete the work. Having Lisa come and work for us allowed us to achieve our reporting requirements and I would not hesitate to engage her services again.”


– Michael Middleton, Health Team Leader

Contact Us

GTK Consulting

Lisa Hughes
lisa@gtkconsulting.com.au
0437 670 601

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