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Our Story

Founded in 2004, SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture is one of Australia’s leading providers of Occupational Health and Safety Documents.

After witnessing the tragedy of workplace incidents as a private investigator, our founder, Luke Anear, created SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture to become one of Australia’s largest providers of workplace health and safety documentation. As the company and digital technology developed, Luke then recruited a team to help develop a mobile solution for safety in the workplace - SafetyCulture.

Over 35,000 Australian & New Zealand businesses have relied on SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture for their safety document needs. Our safety solutions assist you with legislative compliance, meeting tender requirements and the needs of your clients. With our content-rich, fully editable documents designed to save your business the time, money and resources of producing them yourself.


SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture was founded and went on to become widely known as the ‘go-to’ company for the sale of compliant health and safety documents.


Mobile devices became more common in everyday use, sparking an idea to add an app to the companies offerings.


SafetyCulture the app was born, forever changing how workplace inspections were conducted around the world.


We raised AUD 6.1M in the first round of funding with investment from Atlassian Co-Founder, Scott Farquhar and Blackbird Ventures.


With increased growth, SafetyCulture opened a Sydney office, in addition to the headquarters in Townsville. 2015 also saw the launch of our incident reporting app, Spotlight and we made SafetyCulture available for free for small teams.


We expanded out of Australia with offices in San Francisco and Kansas City in the US and Manchester in the UK. We raised a further AUD 30M in our Series B funding round, led by Index Ventures.


We opened a new office in Manilla to provide additional support to our digital clients.


We expanded into the world of temperature and humidity sensors, as a companion product to SafetyCulture. SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture released its range of ISO-based management systems. Reached one million downloads of SafetyCulture. We raised AUD 60M in our Series C funding round.


SafetyCulture and its products were rebranded to reflect our values and future vision for the company.


Docs by Safetyculture launched a new website to upgrade our service to our new and existing loyal customers. Continue to provide the highest level of customer support, product integrity and value for money.


2012 - National Safety Award of Excellence

Finalist in the Rio Tinto Best Solution of an OHS Workplace Risk Award (small business)

2015 - StartupSmart Awards

Winner, Best Regional Startup

2012 - Queensland Safe Work Awards

Highly Commended for the ‘Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue.’

2019 - Tech & Innovation awards

Winner – ‘Insurance Partner of the Year’ - Underwriting

2014 - Tabby Awards

Winner – ‘Best Business App’

2019 - Australasian Startup Awards

Winner – ‘Technology Company of the Year’