We are speaking to Win Marsh, a Gladstone based Maritime Security Guard. Win has lived in Gladstone for 18 years, almost enough to be considered a local! Or maybe not yet!!
Win also has an amazing interest which we are keen to discuss.
What is your professional background?
I have been in security for the past 18 months only. Prior to that I had my own body building coaching business. I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Cunnamulla and spent 9 years in a shearing shed as a wool classer / overseer in my youth. I have also worked in the hospitality and Education industry.
Why security? My husband, Brett used to work for CPA Group as their Gladstone based trainer for Baseline Training and he encouraged me to join CPA Group, so I trained in security and here I am.
Where are you working now?
I am working at multiple sites – for example, last night I was at the Marine terminal for Santos, tomorrow I am at WICET, then my next shift is on Curtis Island also for Santos.
What other CPA Group sites have you worked?
Have also worked at Gladstone Port and I have worked at Curragh so I have worked in Oil & Gas, Ports and mining.
I recently did my PFSO training. I will work wherever I am needed, sometimes at very short notice, I think sometimes I might help Brad out of a bit of a hole!
What are your primary responsibilities?
Maritime security, access / egress control, inductions, searching of vehicles, bags and people. D&A testing.
What do you find most challenging or fulfilling in your role?
I think the most challenging thing is going to a new site or back to a site where the procedures have changed. Working different site means meeting lots of different people and personalities and I really enjoy that. I enjoy the variety.
And what do you do in your spare time?
I recently went with Brett to Rotterdam. Couldn’t help myself and had a look at the port.
I am a competitive body builder and I have competed overseas.
I train every day, up to an hour and a half after (often) a 14 hour day.
I still provide Personal Training around Gladstone as required.
We found some publicity about Win and husband Brett in the Gladstone Observer:
As always, before asking Win’s manager, Brad Dredge, for a comment, we asked Win what he might say!:
“I think he would say I am reliable, I always answer the phone regardless of what time of the day or night. He always says I do a good job. I stirred him because I think I was his second choice for this interview!”
And what did Brad say?
“I have had the pleasure of working with Win for the last 18 months and during that time Win has always been ready and able to help.
Win is always professional and goes the extra mile to ensure our service is delivered to a high standard.
Win’s role in surge and support for Gladstone regional sites demands a keen knowledge of multiple site requirements and requires interaction with varying personnel on a daily basis, her procedural knowledge and gregarious nature helps to successfully adapt to these demands.
Win is a valuable member of the team and I look forward to our future endeavours.
Win did stir me for her being second choice for this interview, but once again she has proven herself with a very interesting interview and I have learnt my lesson.”