Safety and Health Workshops 2018

Welcome to the 2018 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 2018 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 2 October 2018 

Mental health at work – From compliance to flourishing

This workshop will explore up-to-date science of work design and positive psychology in order to inform how workplaces can move from responding to illness, to illness prevention and creating thriving workplaces. Participants attending this session will leave with a number of affordable and free initiatives that can be quickly deployed for the benefit of all employees.

Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: $20 per person plus booking and handling fee

Register now

Presenter:

  • Jason van Schie, Managing Director, People Diagnostix

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Armed holdups and violence in the retail sector

Training in armed robbery prevention is an important consideration for any manager as almost all retail businesses have the potential to become victim of armed robbery. This police-led training session has been designed to help protect businesses and employees from becoming victims of armed robbery. It also looks at what to do if your business is held up and provides you with knowledge on what the safest course of action is. 

This unique session will also explore approaches to identify risk controls, incident reporting, safe work design and providing effective post-incident support.

Date:  Tuesday 9 October 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this session

Presenters:

  • Sgt Warren Ameduri,  Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL 
  • Ian Westmore, Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL 
  • Kath Jones, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Jo Groocock, WorkSafe Senior Inspector, Retail and Service Industries, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Wednesday 10 October 2018

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.

If you have a hard hat, safety glasses or a high visibility vest, please bring along with you.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Australian High Risk Training, Unit 3, 87 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, Western Australia 6104

Cost: $20 per person plus booking and handling fee

Register now to attend the morning session

Presenter: 

  • Geoff Kennedy, WorkSafe Senior Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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.

If you have a hard hat, safety glasses or a high visibility vest, please bring along with you.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm - Afternoon tea provided

Venue: Australian High Risk Training, Unit 3, 87 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, Western Australia 6104

Cost: $20 per person plus booking and handling fee

Register now to attend the afternoon session

Presenter: 

  • Geoff Kennedy, WorkSafe Senior Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Safety and health representatives forum : supporting those who make our workplace safer 

This session provides Safety and Health Representatives with the opportunity to network with like-minded people from other organisations.

Participants at this workshop will hear about: 

  • your role within a safety management system along with tips on how to communicate the safety message;
  • the promotion of mentally healthy workplaces and the relationship to the OSH Laws; and
  • new DMIRS safety and health representative’s videos.

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 2/140 William Street, Perth  WA  6000

Cost: Free

Presenter: 

  • Rodney Powell, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer,  WorkSafe, Human Factors and Ergonomics  

Register now

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Public sector safety and health representatives forum : supporting those who make our workplace safer 

This session provides Safety and Health Representatives with the opportunity to network with like-minded people from other public sector organisations. Please note this session is a repeat of the session held on 16 October with some additional information for the public sector representatives.

Participants at this workshop will hear about: 

  • your role within a safety management system along with tips on how to communicate the safety message;
  • the promotion of mentally healthy workplaces and the relationship to the OSH Laws; and
  • new DMIRS safety and health representative’s videos.

Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 2/140 William Street, Perth  WA  6000

Cost: Free

Register now

Presenter:

  • Rodney Powell, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer,  WorkSafe, Human Factors and Ergonomics

 

Friday 26 October 2018

Workplace cancers

Approximately 40% of Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen in their workplace and around 5,000 (6.5%) cancer cases are attributable to occupational cancers each year. Putting in place control measures for carcinocengic hazards is the only way to reduce your cancer risk at work.  This workshop will provide information about workplace cancer risks, how you can manage the risks associated with carcinogens and your obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations.

Date: Friday 26 October 2018

Time: 9:00am – 11:30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: $20 per person plus booking and handling fee

Register now

Presenters: 

  • Professor Lin Fritschi, School of Public Health, Curtin University 
  • Dr Euan Thompson, Adjunct Clinical Associate  Professor, Curtin Medical School, Curtin University 
  • Eve Speyers, WorkSafe Principal Scientific Officer, Occupational Health, Hygiene and Noise, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Effective risk management

Participants in the Effective Risk Management Workshop will:

  • Learn through an understanding of the Entropy Model that incidents and losses are caused by residual risk and entropic risk; the latter resulting from degradation of or poorly developed organizational systems
  • Learn to apply the Entropy Model to effectively manage risk to pursue productivity, quality work outcomes and HSE incident mitigation concurrently, with active participation of the workforce
  • Understand the value-add that compliance achieves and how to:
    • Develop and maintain a HSE risk register 
    • Develop a framework for the HSE Management System 
    • Keep up to date with legislative requirements 
    • Follow the safety journey model as a means of continuously improving their organisation
  • Be challenged to undertake a transformation from safety-based thinking to risk-based thinking by which productivity, quality work outcomes and HSE incident mitigation are pursued concurrently

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12.00 noon - Morning tea provided

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: $20 per person plus booking and handling fee

Register now

Presenter:

  • Tania Van der Stap, Principal Director, ALIGN Risk Management

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 day prior to the selected workshop. Any cancellations made after this period will not be refunded.

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

 

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