SafeGauge has an innovative focus on developing new technology designed to remove technicians from the ‘line of fire’ when live testing heavy mobile plant machinery in heavy industries, such mining, defense, construction, agriculture and oil & gas.

Our goal is to eliminate live work (ELW) and thereby minimize the chances of crush and fluid injection injuries, whilst conducting necessary pneumatic and hydraulic maintenance duties.

To this end, we’ve developed a range of specialist wireless testing solutions that allow workers to safely maintain heavy machinery from a safe distance (up to 50m/164ft).  Our multi-award winning SafeTest range of pressure transducers (PT Series), dial indicators (DI Series) and tachometers (TM Series) are the go-to solutions for heavy industry applications. 

When combined with the SafeGauge Wireless MultiTool, maintenance technicians can now take multiple readings from any combination of SafeTest products simultaneously – minimising machine downtime and delivering significant productivity gains.

SafeGauge founder and Managing Director, Luke Dawson, routinely worked on heavy-machinery during his time as a heavy plant mechanic on multiple Australian mine-sites.  Concerned by the level of risk exposure, he began working on developing a range of wireless testing solutions to help eliminate live work on site. 

Luke’s passion for safety, performance and efficiency has been the driving force behind what SafeGauge is today – earning recognition from multiple industry bodies, including winning the 2022 NSW Mining Small Business of the Year, the 2022 Good Design Awards, the 2022 HMA (Hunter Manufacturing Awards) Award for Excellence in Product Design, and the APAC Insider Award for Safety Tech Innovation of the Year 2022. 

Today, SafeGauge remains proudly Australian-owned, with sales in over 15 countries and backed by a global distribution network that promotes and supports safer working practices in heavy industry sectors all around the world.

“After working for Australia’s leading Caterpillar dealer and on many mine sites in the Hunter Valley, I saw firsthand the need to develop technology to test heavy plant machinery from a safe distance.”

– Luke Dawson, Managing Director, SafeGauge

Multi award-winning products

Our Team

Luke Dawson

Founder & Managing Director

Steve Chick

Engineering Consultant

Scott Olero

Electrical Engineer

Hasham Kahn

Mechatronics Engineer

Dan Hawkins

Industrial Designer

Rebecca Dawson

Marketing Coordinator

Paul Johnson

Head of Sales

Shanni Dillon

Warehouse Controller

Augustin Lourdunathan

Software Engineer

Sean Dillon

Service Technician

Josh Kruik

Production Engineer

Company History: Our Story



  • SafeGauge was established on 27th of March 2019 to develop a safe way to test high pressure hydraulic systems.



  • SafeGauge Senior Engineer, Steve Chick, developed the PT Series.
  • Partnerships between trusted Australian manufacturers and suppliers were formed.



  • First PT Series prototype was validated and ready for production.
  • Free trials and demonstrations were given in Hunter Valley and Queensland.
  • First production run of PT kits were sold before they were manufactured in July.



  • Completed first production of 50 kits (200 PTs) for Australian customers.
  • Moved into a new premise in Warners Bay, New South Wales.
  • Grew to a team of five.



  • Demand for products increased.
  • Dial Indicator and DataLink product development started.



  • SafeGauge moved to Beresfield with an office and bigger warehouse.
  • Finalised $1.6M SEED round to expand the business.



  • Launch of the 2nd Generation SafeTest Pressure Transducer (PT) Series
  • Good Design Australia Winner (Gold & Green in Product Design – Commercial and Industrial Design category)
  • NSW Small Business of the Year winner



  • HMA Winner (Excellence in Product Design Award)
  • SafeTest Tachometer launch
  • APAC Insider and the Australian Made Awards 2022 Winner (Safety Tech Innovators of the Year)



  • CORE Innovation Hub Hot 30 Awards Winner (Equipment Innovation Award)
  • Austmine 2023 Awards Finalist
  • Collaboration with South Metro TAFE announced – training the next generation of heavy vehicle technicians



  • Collaboration with Caterpillar (corporate) – ELW awareness
  • MacKellar Collaboration – ELW awareness
  • Launch of the Series 2 SafeGauge MultiTool (Sept)


SafeGauge is a rapidly growing safety technology company based in Newcastle, Australia. Our mission is to make every workplace safer and more efficient by developing innovative safe measurement products using advanced communications technology and leading-edge software platforms. If you are interested in being a part of the growing SafeGauge team, please send your resume to and we will be in contact with you.

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