About Trade Safety

Trade Safety

Trade Safety

After the mining downturn in 2014, Rusty started working with Strait Up Cranes & Rigging as a WHS consultant & advisor. Strait Up Cranes & Rigging remain good friends and long-time clients. During this time, many other tradies and contractors came to Rusty for help.

With the realisation that for a lot of small business owners and trades contractors, having to make time to get the job done AND do all the paperwork was a big hassle, Trade Safety was born.

Trade Safety now is able to assist tradies, mining contractors and small business owners with their WHS requirements in a personal and practical way.

The services we provide include site visits and inspections, Toolbox Talks and safety meetings and WHS systems tailored to your business.


Russell Aldridge

Russell Aldridge (Rusty) is our founder, manager and Senior Work Health & Safety Consultant.


Rusty was born and raised in Mudgee and has over 10 years’ experience in construction as a carpenter.

Rusty worked for 5 years in the hospitality industry running 2 hotels in Mudgee. He stayed in contact and now Trade Safety looks after the safety systems for both these hotels. He also did an 8-year period in the mining sector working as an underground coal miner, workplace trainer and project manager for various contracting groups.

Rusty moved to Newcastle in 2017. He now lives in Adamstown and is a massive believer in leading an active lifestyle and spending time outdoors. Rusty is an avid cyclist and leads a community group called RNR Cycling with his partner Nicki. He is always keen for a pedal and spends around 350km a week on his bike, including occasionally commuting to our office in Mayfield West.

Does Your Business Require Policies and Procedures?

Trade Safety can consult with the business owners and workers and tailor documents to your business.