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SAFETYCON - 2nd WA SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2014
19 – 20 March 2014, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Expotrade are pleased to announce that SAFETYCON will be held for the 2nd time in Western Australia next year; SAFETYCON has been held across Australia for the past four years. The 2nd WA Safety in Construction Conference 2014 will bring together leading Health and Safety experts discussing the latest trends and issues affecting the Construction industry.

WA is dealing with ongoing challenges such as skills shortages, fatigue management, drug and alcohol abuse, and dealing with immigration workers vs domestic workers. This Conference will address these issues and look into the complexity of the safety issues that OHS professionals deal with.

SAFETYCON – the 2nd WA Safety in Construction Conference 2014 has been tailored for all stakeholders engaged in construction projects in both the infrastructure and resource sectors. This Conference will allow participants to better understand these developing safety issues by presenting a holistic view of the greater challenges presented. This includes ensuring a collaborative effort and commitment to safety by generating innovative safety management systems and strategies.

The Conference highlights the challenges facing the Western Australian Government as it explores transitional models before completely implementing the WHS Act 2012. The Conference fosters an environment where participants will discuss the impact to the construction industry as organisations begin to streamline the changes.


SAFETYCON - 2nd WA SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2014
19 – 20 March 2014, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Now in its fourth year and following on from the successes of 2011, 2012 and 2013, Expotrade are pleased to announce SAFETYCON - 2nd WA Safety in Construction Conference 2014 and are excited to bring this stimulating programme full of leading industry OHS professionals to the resources hub of Australia.

On the 1 January 2012, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 took effect with various States adopting the Act as a whole and other States considering a harmonisation of the Act to work within their existing needs. Western Australia was one of the States to adopt a “harmonisation” approach.

The Australian Construction Industry is faced with significant safety issues including adopting and harmonising the new legislation State-wide as well as dealing with ongoing challenges such as skills shortages, fatigue management, drug and alcohol abuse, and dealing with immigration workers vs domestic workers. All have been identified by the industry to have specific implications to the complexity of the safety issues OHS professionals are dealing with today.
 
The SAFETYCON - 2nd WA Safety in Construction Conference 2014 has been tailored for all stakeholders engaged in construction projects in both building and resources industry. This Conference will allow participants to better understand these developing safety issues by presenting a holistic view of the greater challenge presented. These include ensuring a collaborative effort and commitment to safety by generating innovative safety management systems and strategies.

The SAFETYCON - 2nd WA Safety in Construction Conference 2014 will look at the challenges facing the Western Australian Government as it explores transitional models before completely implementing the WHS Act 2012 through Parliament this year. The Conference will also discuss the impact to the construction industry as organisations begin to streamline the changes. 

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Key Speakers



  • Tom Martin
    Special Counsel
    Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

  • Dr Susanne Bahn
    Senior Lecturer (Research)
    Centre for Innovative Practice, Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University

  • Dr Jennifer Bowers
    CEO
    Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

  • Coert Du Plessis
    Partner - Deloitte Analytics
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu


Top 5 Reasons to Attend

LEARN from the experts the best practice safety in the construction industry today
DISCUSS the challenges facing construction companies ensuring workplace safety in an expanding industry
MEASURE the policy changes in the Western Australian Government’s approach towards harmonising the WHS Act 2012
DISCOVER how construction, building companies and stakeholders are meeting those safety issues
HEAR how the industry is increasing safety management policies

Topics Overview

  • Complying with WHS Act Legislation: A Review of the New Safety and Health Laws in WA
  • Delivering Safety Construction Solutions
  • Hazard Identification: How do we Tackle Risk Blindness?
  • Complying with WHS Act Legislation
  • The Challenges and Benefits of implementing a Mental Health Program
  • Melioidosis and its Development in Tropical Northern Australia
  • Switch on to Safety: Challenging and Changing your Safety Beliefs
  • Major Challenges in the Practical Application of the New Harmonised WHS Laws
  • Embedding the Safety Essentials
  • Identifying Safety Risks on a Major Construction Project Sites
  • Safety Culture and Leadership in the Construction Industry
  • Bullying in the Workplace:  It's Effects on Productivity and Workers
  • Pro-active Ways to Improve Construction Workers’ Safety

Delegate Profile

  • Occupational Health and Safety Managers
  • Systems Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Chief Safety & Risk Engineers
  • Safety Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Competencies & Risk Managers
  • Environment Health and Safety Managers
  • Managers Risk Management
  • Principal Risk Advisors & Consultants
  • Risk Surveyors

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