Safety and Health Workshops 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Safety and Health Workshops.

If you are a business owner, employer, manager, supervisor, safety and health representative or an OSH manager, book now for the 2017 Safety and Health Workshops.

You will have the opportunity to hear and learn from presenters with a wealth of occupational safety and health industry experience and expertise, as well as gain tools, techniques and strategies to take back to your workplace.

Brought to you by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the workshops are extremely popular and spaces fill quickly, so book early.

Important information

Registration will be processed when payment has been received. An email including a tax invoice/receipt will be sent as confirmation of registration. In the case of multiple bookings from the one organisation, registration submissions must be completed for each participant.

Tickets must be presented at the workshop registration desk on the day.

For enquires email wsevents@dmirs.wa.gov.au  

Tuesday 10 October 2017 

Morning session - When friendships amongst employees turn sour – what is the employer’s duty of care?

When friendships between co-workers go awry it can have a significant impact on the workplace. During this workshop we will examine leadership strategies that can assist managers and supervisors deal with these issues and examine ways to minimize the fallout of a friendship breakup at work. This workshop is intended for managers and supervisors.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Time: 8.30am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 3, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus GST and booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - When friendships amongst employees turn sour – what is the employer’s duty of care?

Presenters:

Alicia Authelet - Principal psychologist –Psynergies

Sarab Singh - CEO Illuminate Group - Sarab is a Human Behaviourist with particular interest in areas of unconscious bias, conflict resolution, performance management, interpersonal communication 

Justine McGillivray - Senior Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Anna Casellas - Partner - Clayton Utz

Afternoon session -  Investigating injuries from psychosocial hazards

Unhealthy work related behaviours and stress can come in a variety of avenues, in person, via social media, email or via text/SMS. Stress that has such harmful effects is now being recognised as a major workplace issue with significant costs for organisations, individuals and their families. Work-related stress becomes a concern where it is intense or sustained for such a time that it causes ill-health, psychological injury and workers’ compensation claims. Where significant numbers of employees experience the effects of stress at work, the problem can assume organisational proportions.

This is a practical session where participants will develop and apply their knowledge of organisational risk factors that contribute to psychosocial hazards and learn how to conduct a risk assessment specifically for psychosocial hazards.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 3.00pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 3, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $25 per person plus booking and handling fee

 Investigating injuries from psychosocial hazards

Presenter: Justine McGillivray - Senior Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Thursday 12 October 2017

Morning session - Fatigue management and the science of sleep

Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy. It can occur because of prolonged mental or physical activity, sleep loss and/or disruption of the internal body clock. This workshop will examine the science of sleep and the effects on mental and physical health. During the workshop Nick will also examine how fatigue impacts local commuting, office workers, construction, production and maintenance work, heat and hydration and occupational drivers.

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017

Time:  8:30am - 11:30am - Morning tea provided

Venue:  Seminar Room 2, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley WA 6102

Cost: $35 plus booking and handling fee

Presenter: Dr Nick Mabbott - Fatigue risk management specialist - Beyond Midnight Consulting

Eventbrite - Fatigue management and the science of sleep

Afternoon session - Introduction to human factors and human reliability

Andrew Sutherland will introduce the topic of human factors and its role in workplace safety.

  • Focus on ensuring human reliability in safety critical tasks
  • Understanding why and how people make mistakes
  • Introduction to the factors that influence human performance
  • Improving workplaces and equipment to prevent errors

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 3.30pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 2, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Introduction to human factors and human reliability

Presenter: Andrew Sutherland - Human Factors Consultant - HF Integration Pty Ltd

 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Morning session - Slips and trips in the workplace

Slips, trips and falls cause injuries in the workplace and accounted for approximately 23.5% of all lost time injuries in Western Australian workplaces over the last five years.  During this workshop you will learn about slips and trips, how they are caused, why preventing them is important and how to reduce the risk. Presenters from various organisations will provide practical examples of what has been done to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls in their own workplaces.

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time: 8:30am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 3, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Slips and trips in the workplace

Presenters

Louise Coubrough - Inspector/Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Daniel Baer - (Production Manager) Mundella Foods  

Sue Taylor - (Mining Safety Manager) Alcoa 

Anthony Smith - (Safety Advisor WA) Qantas Airways Limited  

Tony Dennis - (OSH Manager) Fiona Stanley Hospital 

Afternoon session - Asbestos in the workplace

Managing asbestos issues can be complex and challenging and involve multiple government agencies.

Good communication is a vital and key part of the process. This session will discuss the management of (existing) asbestos in workplaces, its removal and some of the common issues and problems that are encountered by WorkSafe and the Department of Health. The presentation will include a case study regarding a successful asbestos removal project carried out on a historic item of plant in a highly sensitive location.

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 3.30pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 3, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Asbestos in the workplace

Presenters:

Mark Lewis – Inspector/Scientific Officer, Health Hazards and Plant Safety, WorkSafe Division, DMIRS

Pierina Otness – Health Department

Samuel Jackson – Director Projects, Thuroona  Services Pty Ltd

 

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Morning session - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum 

This session provides Safety and Health Representatives with the opportunity to update their communication skills with Christine exploring challenging and engaging safety conversations. Participants will also hear from Kath about slips and trips, how they are caused, why preventing them is important and how to reduce the risk.  This session is intended for safety and health representatives and is an excellent  opportunity to network with like-minded people from other organisations

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Time: 8:30am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 2, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum - Morning session

Presenters

Christine Hammond - Director,  Trainer and Assessor, Christal Clear Training

Kath Jones - Senior Inspector / Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics,  WorkSafe, DMIRS

Afternoon session - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum - Repeat session

This session provides Safety and Health Representatives with the opportunity to update their communication skills with Christine exploring challenging and engaging safety conversations. Participants will also hear from Kath about slips and trips, how they are caused, why preventing them is important and how to reduce the risk.  This session is intended for safety and health representatives and is an excellent opportunity to meet with like-minded people from other organisations.

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 3.30pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Seminar Room 2, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Perth - Safety and health representatives forum - Afternoon session - Repeat

Presenters:

Christine Hammond - Director,  Trainer and Assessor, Christal Clear Training

Kath Jones - Senior Inspector / Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics,  WorkSafe, DMIRS

Thursday 19 October 2017

Morning session - Plant in the workplace

This practical workshop is aimed at OSH advisors, managers and supervisors who deal with plant equipment in the workplace. The session will cover:

  • registration of plant using Form 101;
  • what type of plant requires registration;
  • maintenance of plant; and
  • record keeping

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience utilising cranes, pressure equipment, forklifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs).

The workshop will conclude with the examination of  a catastrophic pressure vessel accident that resulted in the death of two workers.

Note:  Please wear safety footwear (fully enclosed shoes) and long trousers.

A hard hat, safety glasses and high visibility vest will be provided or you may bring your own.

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Australian High Risk Training, Unit 3, 87 Belmont Avenue, Belmont

Cost: $25 per person plus booking and handling fee

Eventbrite - Plant in the workplace - Morning session

Presenter - Geoff Kennedy - Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Afternoon session - Plant in the workplace - Repeat session

This practical workshop is aimed at OSH advisors, managers and supervisors who deal with plant equipment in the workplace. The session will cover:

  • registration of plant using Form 101;
  • what type of plant requires registration;
  • maintenance of plant; and
  • record keeping

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience utilising cranes, pressure equipment, forklifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs).

The workshop will conclude with the examination of  a catastrophic pressure vessel accident that resulted in the death of two workers.

Note:  Please wear safety footwear (fully enclosed shoes) and long trousers.

A hard hat, safety glasses and high visibility vest will be provided or you may bring your own.

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Australian High Risk Training, Unit 3, 87 Belmont Avenue, Belmont

Cost: $25 per person plus booking and handling fee 

Eventbrite - Plant in the workplace - Afternoon session

Presenter - Geoff Kennedy - Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Geraldton - Safety and health forum

WorkSafe will present a range of safety and health topics at the forum including: 

  • The importance of safe design
  • Scaffolding
  • Q Fever – are you at risk?
  • Plant in the workplace
  • Mental Health & Community Drug Service
  • Harmonious workplaces
  • Panel discussion

Safety and health representatives, supervisors and other responsible for safety and health are encouraged to attend. You will have the opportunity to meet with like-minded people from other organisations over morning tea and a light lunch.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 8:45am – 1:45pm 

Venue: Geraldton Multi-purpose Centre, Function Room, 254 Marine Terrace, Geraldton

Cost: $35 per person plus booking and handling fee 

Eventbrite - Geraldton - Safety and health forum

Presenters:

Chris Kirwin -  Director, Construction, Regional and Primary Industries, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Paul Larney - Senior Regional Inspector, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Gwen Dempsey - Occupational Health Nurse/Inspector, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Justine McGillivary - Senior Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Simon Phillips - Prevention Officer, Mental Health & Community Alcohol Drug Service (CADS), WA Country Health Service, Midwest

Geoff Kennedy - Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering, WorkSafe, DMIRS

Cancellation policy

Workshop sessions cannot be changed or transferred once booked and paid for. If you wish to change your workshop session selection, please cancel your booking and you will be refunded as long it is within the cancellation time frame. To select a new workshop (if places are still available) simply follow the registration process again and pay.

If you are unable to attend a workshop session a substitute participant can attend at no extra charge, but they must bring the original session ticket to the workshop. New tickets will not be issued.

A full refund will be made for cancellations received up to one week prior to the selected workshop. Any cancellations made after this period will not be refunded.

For enquires email worksafersvp@commerce.wa.gov.au 

 

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