Pacific Safety – Partners in Workplace Safety – Safety Consultants Vancouver, BC Partners in Workplace Safety

Meet the Team

Fernando De Melo <em>CHSC</em>

Fernando De Melo CHSC

Principal Consultant & CEO

Sarah Slater <em>B Sc</em>

Sarah Slater B Sc

Manager of Operations

Jeremy Ryan <em>CRSP</em>

Jeremy Ryan CRSP

Senior Safety Advisor - Team Lead

Kevin Brown <em>CRSP</em>

Kevin Brown CRSP

Senior Safety Advisor

Adrian Mac Donnell

Adrian Mac Donnell

Safety Advisor

Shawn Pauls

Shawn Pauls

Safety Advisor

Adelina Ortega

Adelina Ortega

Safety Advisor

Kayleigh Howie

Kayleigh Howie

Safety Advisor

Adriana Almeida

Adriana Almeida

Safety Advisor

Sidney Kwong <em>B.Sc Kin</em>

Sidney Kwong B.Sc Kin

Safety Advisor

Callum Tolley <em> CMIOSH</em>

Callum Tolley CMIOSH

Safety Advisor

Barbara McNabb

Barbara McNabb

Office Administrator


Fernando De Melo <em>CHSC</em>

Fernando De Melo CHSC

Principal Consultant & CEO

With over 25 years’ experience as a safety professional and a real passion for working with people, Fernando founded Pacific Safety in 2008. His vision was to attract like-minded, high performing safety professionals who shared his passion and want to help reducing risk, eliminating harm, and increasing wellness in the workplace.

Fernando has been a long standing, active member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant since 2009. His professional career has been deeply rooted in British Columbia. He spent 15 years in the classroom teaching Occupational First Aid, Instructor Development Programs and WorkSafeBC Education Partner courses. He was the Director of Training with the Care Institute of Safety and Health Inc., and EMS Plus Safety Services Inc.  His experience as a professional adult facilitator was the foundation for his excellence in communication approach to advising today.

Safety is about people. We work hard to build strong lasting relationships with our clients by creating an environment where we can share knowledge both ways. It’s because of this philosophy that we’ve been able to help clients implement practical and workable solutions to improve safety performance. It’s not a one shot answer, it’s ongoing, and it’s a continuous improvement model.”

He considers himself fortunate to have established long term client relationships with the Vancouver Airport Authority, Franklin Roofing Systems, TG Schulz General Contracting, Orca Steel Fabrication, Sure Span Construction, Seiko Construction, City of Port Coquitlam and Mitchell Project Management.

Fernando is committed to being an active leader in the safety industry by building a sustainable world class professional services firm.

“By surrounding ourselves with the smartest, the passionate, the brightest people in our industry we’ll create the best value for our clients and a world class professional services firm.”


Sarah Slater <em>B Sc</em>

Sarah Slater B Sc

Manager of Operations

Sarah joined our team in April 2017 as a Safety Advisor. She has a Bachelors Degree in Applied Environmental Science from Strathclyde University in Scotland and NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Sarah most recently worked as a Training Superintendent and Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Advisor for a waste management and recycling company that operated 6 facilities in British Columbia. She also comes to us with seven years experience in the Aluminum industry as a Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Specialist, specializing in Training & Development and Safety & Environmental Management Systems.

Sarah is experienced with the following project activities:

  • Training Management Program development and implementation
  • Management Systems development and implementation
  • Incident Investigation & Corrective Action Management
  • Auditing Management Systems in preparation for Certificate of Recognition.

Jeremy Ryan <em>CRSP</em>

Jeremy Ryan CRSP

Senior Safety Advisor - Team Lead

Jeremy is an ambitious safety professional with 6 years of health and safety experience, and over 10 years work experience in heavy industry. He has extensive experience in oil and gas, light rail, environmental and construction sectors. He has had success in developing and implementing new and existing safety programs and is often found in the field, tackling safety issues at the worksite. His most recent role was with an environmental services company, where he managed the safety program for 6 branches across BC.

Jeremy holds a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of New Brunswick and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).


Kevin Brown <em>CRSP</em>

Kevin Brown CRSP

Senior Safety Advisor

Kevin Brown is a Senior Safety Advisor on the Contractor Safety Team with Pacific Safety. He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). After retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2011, Kevin moved to Vancouver from Halifax NS to begin a career in Health & Safety. As an OH&S professional he has experience in managing and maintaining Safety Management Systems (SMS) in a variety of industries such as marine transportation, heavy industrial construction for projects at Canadian Natural Resources and Rio Tinto, commercial & residential construction and railway maintenance and rehabilitations services.

Kevin believes that in order to have a successful SMS there must be open and collaborative communications between all stakeholders of an organization. As a Safety Professional, his focus is to help bring the various levels of an organization together and develop a comprehensive and inclusive SMS that encourages ownership and accountability by employees. Positive and constructive engagement will encourage employee buy-in and ownership of the programs, ultimately providing a positive and safe work environment for all employees.


Adrian Mac Donnell

Adrian Mac Donnell

Safety Advisor

Adrian Mac Donnell is a Safety Advisor in the YVR Contractor Safety. Adrian achieved his bachelor degree, in Environmental Health and Safety Systems from the National University of Galway, Ireland. He moved to British Columbia in 2016 and has worked in both the medical and construction field.

Adrian is extremely passionate about safety and enjoys the diversity this industry provides. He has experience in the medical field including CE approval on machines, risk assessments and air and water sampling. He was also part of the team that implemented pictogram risk assessments throughout the workplace which simplified work tasks and provided a key understanding of the task in hand. He has conducted toolbox talks, evacuation procedures, site inspections and believes communication, passion and a willingness to learn is key to a strong safety culture.


Shawn Pauls

Shawn Pauls

Safety Advisor

Shawn is a competent and committed Health & Safety Professional with 4+ years of experience in the construction field. Being knowledgeable in the Acts and Regulations, Incident Reporting, Site Auditing, Return to Work Programs and the creation of Safe Work Procedures, has earned him respect in the industry. Having a passion for people has earned him the respect of his peers. Shawn is currently working on his Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes at the University of Fredericton.


Adelina Ortega

Adelina Ortega

Safety Advisor

Adelina joined Pacific Safety in January of 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Hygiene from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (ITCR). Most recently her work was as a Health & Safety Advisor contracted out to Amazon Support Services in Costa Rica. She was part of a team that designed, coordinated and developed their Safety Management System, Emergency Response Program and Ergonomics Program. Her attention to detail and commitment to the identification, evaluation and design of solutions for work related health and safety issues has made her a natural fit for the standards of excellence that Pacific Safety Consulting has become known for.


Kayleigh Howie

Kayleigh Howie

Safety Advisor

Kayleigh Howie is a Safety Advisor, currently working with our YVR Contractor Safety team.  Achieving her Bachelors degree in Environmental Geography from University of Guelph, Kayleigh went on to work as a Health and Safety Consultant implementing health and safety programs for construction and manufacturing companies.  Her experience as a Health and Safety Officer is in both the construction and hospitality industries.

Kayleigh’s professional experience spans the following areas:

  • COR (Certificate of Recognition) program development
  • Health and safety program implementation
  • Training development and facilitation
  • Site inspections
  • Incident investigations.

Adriana Almeida

Adriana Almeida

Safety Advisor

Originally from Brazil, Adriana Almeida moved to Newfoundland in 2016, where she completed a graduate diploma in Safety and Risk Engineering from Memorial University. Adriana brings with her a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Adriana has 6 years of OHS experience as an HSE Analyst and Coordinator in the oil and gas industry in Brazil. The last project she was involved with was onboard a 7th generation drillship, where she worked as a Safety Advisor to ensure safety of the drillship’s demobilization phase, dealing with heavy lift operations, cutting, welding, working at heights, scaffold assembly, and others. She is very adaptable to different work environments, having worked in the office and out in the field of big multinational companies.


Sidney Kwong <em>B.Sc Kin</em>

Sidney Kwong B.Sc Kin

Safety Advisor

Sidney Kwong is a Safety Advisor, with the Client Services Team at Pacific Safety.   Sidney moved to British Columbia in 2000 and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University.  He continued his studies and completed the Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program at BCIT. Sidney was previously a Safety Specialist who helped with developing safety programs and conducting gap analyses for clients who wished to achieve COR certification. He is working towards his CRSP designation and hopes to use his education and work experience to make a positive difference.


Callum Tolley <em> CMIOSH</em>

Callum Tolley CMIOSH

Safety Advisor

Callum joined the Pacific Safety team in 2019 as a Safety Advisor after moving from the UK. Following the completion of a bachelors degree in Law at Nottingham Trent University, UK, Callum embarked on a career as a health and safety professional. Six years on he has successfully developed health and safety management systems in a variety of industries including warehousing, logistics and low rise construction, most recently as a Health & Safety Manager at a large UK-based retailer. He has a track record of safety cultural change with his methodology focused around a hands-on approach; effective stakeholder engagement, consultation and collaboration; and a passion to make a difference in his field.

Callum has completed his NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, has achieved Chartered Status (CMIOSH) with the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), and is taking his Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam.


Barbara McNabb

Barbara McNabb

Office Administrator

Barbara is an administrative professional with over 15 years of practical experience. Barbara spent 5 years in the not for profit sector managing office operations and special projects. Her attention to detail combined with her exceptional customer service keep us on track to deliver a high quality of service.