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David Doughty

Managing Director

Petzl Technical Partner Manager Australia and New Zealand


Areas of expertise: With respect to: Across a broad range of industries including:
  • Auditing
  • Confined spaces
  • Height safety
  • PPE 
  • Rescue
  • Safety systems 
  • Power safety
  • Vertical rescue
  • WHS
  • Design, delivery and assessment of training packages
  • Training and assessment
  • Technical and practical consultation and instruction
  • Installation of safety and rescue systems
  • Technical support and sales of safety and rescue equipment
  • Wind power generation
  • Alpine resorts
  • Theatrical
  • Communications
  • Military
  • Trades
  • Government
  • Scientific research
  • Law enforcement

About David

David has been with THS since its inception in 2001 and as of April 2017 taken over as Managing Director of THS. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of the quality, safety, environmental and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) management systems.

David’s formal degrees in Applied Science and Education provide a solid basis for an extensive career in training, consulting, contracting and equipment sales. He is a lead trainer in the areas of wind turbine, height safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) inspection, confined spaces and rescue.

His projects include the design and maintenance of training packages for height safety, rescue, emergency evacuation and emergency response teams; and safety system installation and consultation for Pacific Hydro and Acciona Energy. Other projects include access and rescue systems for Falls Creek Alpine Resorts; height safety training for Energy Australia; and installation of vertical static lines and training on the radio telescopes at the CSIRO.

Education and qualifications

David has qualifications in work place training and assessing; rigging; PPE inspection; auditing and all areas that he works in for THS.

Past experience

  • 2017 to Present - Managng director
  • 2001 to present - QSTE Manager at THS
  • 1994 to 2001 - Manager Rescue Equipment
  • 1999 to 2001 - Manager/owner/installer and trainer – Advanced Fall Arrest Systems
  • 1984 - 2013 - Owner of Dave’s Industrial Sewing / Camping Canopies
  • Prior to 1999 - GIS operator; geologist; WHS officer; industrial sewing
David Doughty

David provides practical and technical advice and tailored solutions for training, consulting, contracting and equipment sales across a broad range of industries.