Human Factor Specialists

A Unique Client-Centered Approach to Maritime Safety

As an independent occupational safety consultancy specialising in human-focused Health and Safety services to the Maritime Industry, Pro-Safe Marine is able to service clients nationally, regionally and internationally.

Our products and services are primarily geared towards training and consultancy services in the broader Human Factors discipline, including a focus on Human Factors, Accident Investigation, Risk Management and Safety Management Systems.

These services are aimed at the sea-going component of the industry (commercial marine and fishing vessels) as well as related shore-based industries such as the shipbuilding & repair, stevedoring and maritime services.


Experience & Vision

Our Team


Eric Holliday

Chief Executive

Eric is the CEO of Pro-Safe Marine. Originally a Marine Engineer by trade - travelling the world on tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels - he has since spent the last 25 years as a safety professional, both as a manager and as an independent consultant. Eric has provided specialist consulting services and has conducted training workshops and seminars to a wide spectrum of Industry and Government bodies. Specialist areas targeted include Human Factors, risk and hazard management, accident investigation and safety management systems, presented to a wide spectrum of industries - ranging from Maritime, Nuclear Power and Rail, to Defence, Commercial Fishing and Mining in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada as well as South Africa and Namibia.

He is recognised as a pragmatic Human Factors specialists, in particular, focusing his attention on safety culture promotion, human error management, risk-taking behaviour and the risk/human interface.

Eric also leads an international non-profit organisation (The FISH Safety Foundation), dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing - an industry recognised as the world's most hazardous. See: www.fishsafety.org

Eric is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute www.nautinst.org, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology www.imarest.org, as well as an international Ambassador for the CHIRP Maritime Programme www.chirpmaritime.org


Angela Mitchell

Executive Assistant

Angela brings extensive knowledge with over ten years of experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She has worked in both public and private sectors across a broad range of industries that include Healthcare, Education and Technology.

Angela's natural ability and strength is her attention to detail. Her organisational and management skills are vital to office operations as is her assistance in supporting the team.


Peter Williams


With a Computer Science and Design background, Peter brings a pragmatic, creative and analytical approach to dealing with technology. Starting his own technology business during his university studies, Peter’s entrepreneurial skills have gained him a successful track record of supporting and growing New Zealand businesses. His experience includes user experience design, developing websites and configuring cloud services. Peter ensures Pro-Safe Marine stays on the cutting edge of technology.

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