About Us

BACKGROUND

Hi Vis Traffic is your ultimate Traffic Management solution for any situation.

The Hi Vis Traffic team are committed to providing a top-quality traffic management service with a social conscience. We want to make a difference to Indigenous unemployment problem outcomes, and to ensure the safety of our employees and the public.

Foundations

The Aboriginal owner of Hi Vis Traffic, Joanne Pellew, has seen an opportunity to use the means available to her via her well-established Indigenous labour hire business to help end Indigenous disparity. Through Hi Vis Traffic, we aim to create real opportunities for the Indigenous community through upskilling and employment opportunities in the traffic management sector. Through the Ochre group of businesses, Joanne and her experienced recruitment staff have access to thousands of Indigenous people who are both experienced and new starters within this industry.

Hi Vis Traffic was established when founder Joanne Pellew recognised a labour market gap: Indigenous employment targets were increasing across the infrastructure and construction sectors, but uptake of Indigenous people was either too slow or non-existent. Hi Vis Traffic will strive to win as many contracts as possible to ensure the immediate employment of large numbers of Indigenous people. Our purpose is two-fold: creating Indigenous employment opportunities, while creating and maintaining a safe and team-friendly work environment for all who use and work on our roads.

“I have met many individuals over the years throughout the construction industry and on first meeting Rainer, he really impressed me. It was quickly established we both had similar goals in relation to Aboriginal employment and how we could really make a difference in the sector if we were to bring both of our values into one company. Obviously, with Rainer’s experience, expertise and resources and my Aboriginal expertise and connections, it’s a perfect partnership to achieve the outcomes we’re both aiming for.”- Joanne Pellew

“I have 2 values that I am a firm believer in. Firstly, a sound business is founded on a strong management team; secondly, for a business to successfully grow and become stronger it must stay focused on industry demands and adapt flexibly to the changes which innovation brings to the industry.” – Rainer Offermann

Rainer started his Civil Engineering career in 1995. Within 2 years, he had advanced to senior roles in project management, consulting to MRWA and overseeing Rural Road Maintenance Contracts which spanned a broad area of the Midwest and Wheatbelt regions of WA. He went on to manage large road construction projects in the Goldfields, before returning to Perth in 2003 and purchasing Carrington’s Traffic Services.

When Rainer purchased Carrington’s in 2003, it was one of only our companies of its kind to operate in Perth and most of regional WA. Rainer found that the general standard of traffic control services was well below industry needs, and he recognised the need to lift the standard of traffic control within the industry, in order to deliver a professional, reliable service. With Rainer’s background strengths in senior management of civil construction and road maintenance projects, he was uniquely positioned to ensure that Carrington’s could deliver a professional service level lacking in the industry. The value of this service was well soon recognised by industry, and the business grew rapidly to keep up with demand. Fifteen years later, Carrington’s continues to supply the industry with expert, cost-effective and reliable service which has cemented them as one of Western Australia’s leading traffic management providers.

Hi Vis Traffic operates throughout Western Australia, including:

  • Broome
  • Port Hedland
  • Exmouth
  • Southern Cross
  • Geraldton
  • Midwest Wheatbelt region
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Northam