About Us

What We Do

Zero Exposure Solutions provides products and services (WHS, Environment and/or Quality Consulting) to help small to medium businesses reduce their overall exposure in Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance Activities.

Zero Exposure Solutions achieves this by providing:

  • Online Solution
  • Management Systems (Policies, Procedures, Registers etc)
  • Specialised Advice
  • Internal Training

Auditing of current practices and processes (allows a through gap analysis to be performed) etc.

Why choose us?

The point of difference for Zero Exposure Solutions is the ability to provide products and advice covering Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. This allows businesses, if they wish, to have just one single Management System (Manual) covering all areas, called an Integrated Management System. The benefit of an Integrated Management System is that rather than managing two or three separate systems and procedures (which can be labour intensive), there is one system covering all the relevant requirements (including Legislative and Australian Standard requirements), and all associated procedures, forms, registers etc are designed to cover all areas.

Zero Exposure Solutions is Donesafe Partner. Donesafe is an online solution which allows businesses to report incidents, manage documentation, control injury management, track and plan training, produce real time reports and the list goes on. The software solution is cost effective for small to large business and is also available on an App for ease of access.


So where did Zero Exposure Solutions begin…….

Zero Exposure Solutions was established by Cheryl Middleton in 2015 after realising with the wealth of experience she had, it was time to help small to medium businesses by ensuring they had robust and easy to use systems embedded in the workplace. Most management and workers dislike dealing with WHS requirements as they think its labour intensive and not worth the timeand struggle to see their return on investment. Cheryl strives to work with her clients to ensure that managing safety just becomes ”how you do business”.

Cheryl has had a wealth of experience in the construction, manufacturing, mining and engineering sectors both locally and globally. Cheryl also has experience working with non-for-profit organisations across Brisbane.  

Cheryl’s passion for safety started at a young age when back in 1985 her father was involved in a workplace accident. Due to sheer LUCK, her father walked away with not a scratch on him. This is where the passion for safety in the workplace is driven from. Cheryl strives to ensure that no family receives the call her mother did to say her loved one has been involved in workplace incident.

Spending 12 years in the fertiliser manufacturing sector and a further 9 years in the mining and engineering industry sector, Cheryl has a wealth of experiences she is able to apply to any industry sector. In these sectors Cheryl has held a variety of roles from the grass roots of being a personal assistant to being responsible for supporting Senior Management Teams in Sustainability Reporting requirements for Business Reports and Global Reports that are provided to investors, shareholders, DJSI etc.


  • 20 years working in Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance fields including 5 years’ extensive global experience working in Sustainability Reporting.
  • Passion for helping managers, supervisors, and workers/employees implement best practices and comply with legislation, ensuring the best possible outcome is achieved for the business and workers/employees.
  • Meticulous eye for detail and strives to ensure systems implemented don’t become labour intensive for those maintaining them.
  • Variety of industry experience.
  • Ability to adapt to surroundings to ensure best outcome for all involved is achieved.
Along with the industry experience, Cheryl holds the following formal qualifications:
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety (Workplace Health and Safety Officer for 15 Years).
  • Qualified Principal Auditor with Exemplar Global for Environmental Management Systems
Cheryl Middleton Director Zero Exposure

Cheryl has impressed organisations she has worked for on multiple levels through her professional, organised, responsive and easy to communicate skills. She is capable to take on board ideas and steer business needs towards delivering expected and favourable outcomes in a timely manner. Her friendliness and responsiveness sets a benchmark in customer support that other consultants and service providers could learn from

Chris Wright

HSE Auditor

Cheryl possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas in Occupational health, Workplace Injury Management and Rehabilitation. She exhibits a positive attitude, has good public relations and has a congenial personality. She is destined to be successful in assisting businesses reduce their exposure

Dr Yan Perumal

Certified Independent Medical Examiner QLD

As a senior HSE Manager of a large multi-disciplined heavy industrial service business, having Cheryl’s contemporary HSE knowledge, Management System experience, system compliance and continual improvement focus available to assist our business has been invaluable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to other businesses in need of a practical skilled and experienced consultant

Tim Magoffin

General Manager

Cheryl develops high quality and easy-to-use Management System and Environmental Compliance documentation. When it comes to Environmental Auditing, Cheryl is able to relate well with Site Management to ensure the best outcome for all involved while ensuring Environmental Compliance is met

Mick Rayner

Environmental Manager