Stephen Palmer

Engineering Director
Safearth

Stephen is one of Australia’s leading experts in the specialist electrical engineering field of earthing/grounding. For over 18 years Stephen has investigated and managed the risks associated with earthing/grounding, lightning protection and interference. His expertise covers design, audit and test in sectors including power generation and delivery, heavy industry, mining and rail. As the leader of a team of 25 consultants & researchers his experience extends well beyond the technical aspects of the field.

Stephen has delivered formal earthing (grounding) training for more than a decade and has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas. He has been a contributing member on a number of standards committees and has been a key to the development and adoption of quantified risk in earthing system risk management.