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Conference Agenda | WA Safety In Construction Conference 2014



»   Day 1 - 19th March 2014
»   Day 2 - 20th March 2014
Day 1 - 19th March 2014
TIME TOPIC
07:50 - 08:40

Registration

08:40 - 08:50

MC OPENS

08:50 - 09:00

Address by Platinum Sponsor

09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking:
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 builds on the earlier 2002-2012 National OHS Strategy and has been endorsed by the Workplace Relations Ministers Council, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Australian Council of Trade Unions. The strategy provides the framework for a broad range of national activities to improve the health and safety of workers in Australia.

Ian Munns, Director, Policy and Education, WorkSafe WA

10:00 - 10:30

Bullying in the Workplace:  It's Effects on Productivity and Workers

Alistair Talbert, Special Counsel, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

10:30 - 11:00

TEA BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

If We can Predict the Weather, Why not Safety?
In this non-technical informative talk, the presenter will share the impact of advances in big data, analytics and machine learning on the safety professional; how these advancements are being used  to provide new levels of safety and operational insight. The speaker will share unusual insights on WA’s remote workforce from recent analysis of the Pilbara and WA offshore construction operations.

Coert Du Plessis, Partner - Deloitte Analytics, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

11:30 - 12:00

Switch on to Safety: Challenging and Changing your Safety Beliefs
This presentation will focus on practical ways in which business leaders can switch on their workforce to safety lending from experiences with international leaders in this space.

Joanne Garlick, State Manager WA, Conexus Consulting

12:00 - 12:20

Safety in Growing Companies

Tim Molloy, General Manager – Sales and Marketing, Force Access

12:20 - 12:50

Hazard Identification: How do we Tackle Risk Blindness?
This presentation will discuss hazard identification skills and show a new tool that helps to improve hazard awareness in shop floor workers.

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

12:50 - 13:50

LUNCH Break

13:50 - 14:20

Cross Industry Learning:  Comparing Experiences of Strengthening Human Factors Capability in a Construction and Oil and Gas Company
This presentation will address how two organisations in different industry sectors have worked to strengthen their internal human factors capability to help improve health and safety. The presenters will share their experiences of the most effective approaches and tools as well as the challenges encountered. The subject will interest organisations wanting to strengthen their human factors capability.

Dr Emily Novatsis, Principal Human Factors Advisor, Registered Organisational Psychologist, The Keil Centre Limited
Rebecca Atkinson, National Manager Safety Capability & Human Factors, John Holland

14:20 - 14:50

Complying with WHS Act Legislation

  • Managing practical application of the legislation in the construction industry
  • Approaching risk assessment changes
  • Obligations across different states

Tom Martin, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

14:50 - 15:20

TEA BREAK

15:20 - 15:50

Increasing Training and Why the Union is Seeking the Mining Companies Support Believing that Mines Begin with Civil Construction

Mick Buchan, Secretary WA, CFMEU

15:50 - 16:20

The Challenges and Benefits of implementing a Mental Health Program

  • The facts and statistics
  • The economic argument – prevention is cheaper than cure
  • The challenges
  • The solutions - sustainable, proactive interventions
  • The rewards

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

16:20 - 16:30

MC Closes

16:30 - 17:30

COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION


Day 2 - 20th March 2014
TIME TOPIC
08:20 - 08:50

Registration

08:50 - 09:00

MC OPENS

09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking:
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

Major Challenges in the Practical Application of the New Harmonised WHS Laws

  • Key areas of legislation
  • Key areas to watch out for
  • What “responsible officer” now means
  • Managing contractors
  • Transitional arrangements for WA

Ennio Bianchi, Principal - Risk Management, National Safety Council of Australia

10:00 - 10:30

Risk-based Safety Management in the WA Resources Sector: Lessons from the Last Decade!

Nicole Roocke, Director, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

10:30 - 11:00

TEA BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

Joint Presentation
Embedding the Safety Essentials

The Safety Essentials campaign focuses on eliminating or minimizing those risks that can cause life changing damage using improved accountability, systems and engagement. The presentation will cover:

  • What the Safety Essentials are and the “above the line” approach
  • The lessons learnt in embedding the essentials

Catherine Herriman, Regional SHE Manager Western, Leighton Contractors
Peter Handel, General Manager, Western Infrastructure, Leighton Contractors

11:30 - 12:00

Case Study
Identifying Safety Risks on a Major Construction Project Sites

  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Identification of hazards and controls
  • Risk management considerations
  • Strategy for implementation

Max Crowther, Safety Manager, Thiess Australia

12:00 - 12:30

Case study
Power System Upgrade Project – Best Practice Safety Innovation in High Risk Projects
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), Rio Tinto, and the project team significantly improved the traditional, high-risk method for constructing transmission line towers, creating a new industry best practice. For a new 220kV transmission between Dampier and Cape Lambert as part of Rio Tinto’s Power System Upgrade Project, the team developed innovative methodologies that removed the requirement for riggers to be positioned at the top of a transmission tower as the preassembled super-structure is craned into position. The innovation, through its collaborative approach, exemplifies engineering excellence and a commitment to health and safety, and has been highly regarded by the client and industry.

Riaan Carstens, Project Manager, Sinclair Knight Merz

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 - 14:00

Safety Culture and Leadership in the Construction Industry
This presentation focuses on how managers & leaders can foster a healthy and proactive safety culture. It describes a framework that businesses can adopt that, if implemented, provides fertile ground for all levels of workers to embrace their own health and safety and that of their fellow workers. To be successful, this process requires managers to believe that WHS is important, and is grounded in the philosophy that workers want to be safe at work if they are given the opportunity and encouraged to challenge unsafe conditions and pressures.

Dr Philip Wadick, WHS Principal, Coffey

14:00 - 14:30

What’s the Benchmark for WHS Best Practice in the Construction Sector? Who determines it? What does it look like? How do we get there? Are we it?
This presentation will take a journey through the past century considering significant events in the Australian construction industry, learning outcomes, legislative development, statutory role creation and management and behavioural systems.

Simon Phillips, Managing Director, OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia

14:30 - 15:00

TEA BREAK

15:00 - 15:45

Panel discussion
Pro-active Ways to Improve Construction Workers’ Safety
This panel will discuss what has worked for their organization and what could work for yours and answer questions from the audience. It will also include questions and answers about the interaction between health and safety of community people and working in remote areas on mines and major infrastructure sites that have an extended time in building.

Tom Martin, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Dr Jennifer Bowers, CEO, Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Dr Philip Wadick, WHS Principal, Coffey
Dr Susanne Bahn, Senior Lecturer (Research), Centre for Innovative Practice, Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
Simon Phillips, Managing Director, OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia

15:45 - 15:55

MC CLOSES


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