Free Education Program

2019 Free Education Program

The Free Education Program by industry experts will cover important and insightful information. With two spotlight areas, the program is split between ‘Talking Health’ and ‘Talking Safety’.

For just a few hours out of the office, you will obtain information that you can use daily within your team. Talk with your colleagues today and plan your visit to attend some or all of these free sessions at the upcoming Workplace Health and Safety Show.

 

TALKING HEALTH

Discover a multitude of ways to keep your staff happy, healthy and safe.

 

TALKING SAFETY

Discover advances in technology, training, industry codes and more in these insightful presentations – designed to keep your knowledge up-to-date and your staff safe.

 

All presentations are FREE to attend and last for 45 minutes.

 

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN VIA REGISTRATION

 WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019

10.00am – 10.45am

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Samuel Eddy

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7 WAYS TO MANAGE WORKPLACE STRESS & ANXIETY 

 

In this presentation, you will obtain expert advice and discover 7 ways in which you can reduce and manage workplace stress and anxiety to create productive, successful and happy employees and work environments. Join Samuel as he teaches you the difference between normal and unhealthy stress, how to identify employees and colleagues who are suffering from stress, understand the causes of stress at work and how to offer effective help and support.

 

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11.00am – 11.45am

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Adrian Manessis, myosh

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USING SOFTWARE & MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO MANAGE & IMPROVE WORK SAFETY

 

Adrian will discuss the benefits of software based Safety Management Systems, and how Work HSEQ is managed and improved though sustainable, action based processes. He will demonstrate how organisations achieve real change in safety habits, productivity and performance. Adrian will also discuss how organizations use software to manage Contractors, Training Requirements, Inspections and Audits and compliance to Local and International Standards including ISO 45001.

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12.00pm – 12.45pm

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Dr Hayden Mackenzie, Work Healthy Australia

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PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON PAIN AND HOW THIS CAN IMPACT INJURY RECOVERY TIMES

 

Discover why pain is not equal to suffering, and how suffering can drive the humanistic and financial burden of returning to work. In this session you will discover how cultural and psychosocial elements may impact injury recovery time and an employee’s return to work. Learn from Dr Mackenzie as he discusses how you can introduce a new approach to help avoid common mistakes that can set people back in their recovery.

 

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1.00pm – 1.45pm

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Murray Voss, Working at Height Association (WAHA)

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INDUSTRY CODE FOR WALKWAY, HANDRAIL, GUARDRAIL, PLATFORM INSTALLATIONS – GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

 

The WAHA has already developed and released an industry code for installers, users and owners of height safety anchorage systems used on buildings. Now, as a follow up – the Association has gone on to address the continued shortfall in the quality of the installation of walkways, handrails, guardrails and platforms that are intended to provide safe access for workers, without the need for personal fall protection equipment. Learn how this extension to the industry code will help facility managers ensure they are getting quality installations that increase safety for all users and maintain compliance with Regulations and Standards.

 

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2.00pm – 2.45pm

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Merv Neal, Holistic Services Group (Aust)

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR EMPLOYEES – MEN’S HEALTH & WELLBEING

 

Do you have a large male workforce? By attending this presentation, you will learn about Holistic Health and discover insightful ways in which to better look after your male employees. You will take away a better understanding of what it means to be a “healthy man”, instead of “not a sick man”, along with some practical hints and tips that are relevant to a man’s personal and work life.

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3.00pm – 3.45pm

     Wednesday 22 May

Show Floor

Craig Williams, Australian Industrial Truck Association

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DISCOVER NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FORKTRUCK SAFETY – HEAR WHY AUSTRALIA IS LEADING THE WORLD

 

With the recent update and release of the Australian Standard for forktrucks, Australia leads the world in safety and operational requirements. Some of these include smart/logic controlled seat belts, tyre pressure monitoring and forward tipping stability. Craig will present what these are, what they mean and what impact these have on both the business owner and user alike. Also, learn what to look out for to ensure your truck is safe and compliant.

 

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 THURSDAY 23 MAY 2019

9.30am – 10.15am

     Thursday 23 May

Show Floor

Steve Bell (Partner) & Nerida Jessup (Senior Associate), Herbert Smith Freehills

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THE CURRENT POSITION ON INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER – WHAT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW

 

There is an increased focus on the introduction of “tougher” penalties for WHS offences, culminating in a call for the introduction of ‘industrial manslaughter’ offences throughout Australian jurisdictions. This presentation will look to the current regulatory environment and examine the need for these laws, the impact they may have and some of the complications which arise from undue attention on personal responsibility. This session will provide practical guidance on taking steps to meet officer and senior leader legal liabilities.

 

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10.30am – 11.15am

     Thursday 23 May

Show Floor

Owen Leslie, National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA)

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REGULATORY BURDEN, SAFETY OFFSETS & THE PELTZMAN EFFECT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY

 

Electricians are the heaviest regulated trade in construction and one of the most regulated occupations in Australia. They face enormous challenges such as technical complexity, safety complexity, environmental complexity, and management complexity. What effect does this complexity have on decision making and unsafe behaviours? If they don’t have a chance of complying, then how many rules do you ignore?

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11.30am – 12.15pm

     Thursday 23 May

Show Floor

Bill Bellew, Professorial Fellow, Senior Advisor NCD Policy, University of Sydney Medical School & School of Public Health and Research & Tiffany Petre, Director, The Collective for Action on Obesity  

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THE VALUE OF A HEALTHY WORKPLACE & HOW TO SUPPORT STAFF AROUND A HEALTHY WEIGHT

 

The environments where we work, live and play can have a big influence on our health and wellbeing, including our weight. A well- designed workplace wellbeing program can help employees be healthier, happier and more productive. Latest research findings, as well as new ideas and options for effective workplace wellbeing program components will be explored.

 

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12.30pm – 1.15pm

     Thursday 23 May

Show Floor

Sarah O’Leary, myosh

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ONLINE WORKPLACE INDUCTIONS – JOIN A LIVE DEMONSTRATION

 

This presentation will begin with a live workplace induction featuring video, questions, images, maps and many other features designed to inform employees about their responsibilities, your expectations, and cover essential work, health, and safety information. Learn from Sarah as she explains how online workplace inductions could transform your business.  

 

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1.30pm – 2.15pm

     Thursday 23 May

Show Floor

Annette Hoskin, PSG Eyewear

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EYE INJURIES AT WORK: TIPS, TRICKS & STRATEGIES FOR THEIR PREVENTION

 

You will learn about how important your vision is for work and how to protect it. What are the types and numbers of work-related eye injuries? What to look for when looking for eye protection, including the types of eye protectors and their role in preventing eye injuries and vision loss. What tips and tricks you need to determining best strategies to avoid eye injuries on site and how to identify the right type of eye protection will also be outlined.

 

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* Program subject to change.