Safety at work on tap

GWELUP entrepreneur Dr Susanne Bahn has received a $95,000 Federal Government grant for her safety consultancy business Tap into Safety.

Dr Bahn noticed a gap in the health and safety training sector and formed the business in 2014 with her husband Geoff after 20 years of experience in the mining sector.

Tap into Safety is a platform of applications that allow users to view and interact in a series of scenarios and taken on a journey through different workspaces to assess workplace hazards.

Dr Bahn’s said about 200 people died each year from workplace accidents.

“We’re all about keeping people safe at work, making sure mums and dads make it home each night,” she said.

Dr Bahn said the grant helped build the business into a commercial product.

“We were awarded $95,000 from Federal Government and had to match that funding ourselves,” she said.

“We’re getting great feedback and starting to roll out into workplaces across Australia.”

The entrepreneur said small business was in need of more financial support.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, just look at our growth in six months – we have employed eight people,” she said.

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said the development of the applications was a great example of ingenuity.