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The Safety Show Sydney presented by the Safety Institute of Australia Inc will feature a host of free safety seminars conducted by work safety specialists.

To be held from 3 September to 5 September at the Sydney Showground, the three-day event will feature more than 150 exhibitors providing safety solutions and services geared towards achieving real OHS results in a wide range of industries.

Sponsored by Workplace Access and Safety, the free 45-minute seminars will provide inspiration, insights and essential information to ensure safety and compliance at the workplace.

Each day of The Safety Show Sydney will feature six presentations covering an array of topics including onsite safety, emergency planning, contractor management, OHS program planning and funding, personal protective equipment industry updates, and an overview of the latest legislation among others.

Tony Francis, Event Director of The Safety Show Sydney comments that the free seminar program has been tailored so everyone who attends the show will come away from at least one session inspired and informed.

Free seminar details

OHS representatives and managers should not miss the session with Brenton Hampson, National Sales Manager of Workplace Access and Safety, who will share the practical secrets behind planning and funding safety projects on worksites.

The Fall Prevention Industry Crisis Summit is facilitated by Michael Tooma, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and features top industry representatives, with the lively discussion panel aiming to lift the safety of fall prevention installations for both installers and users.

Michael Tooma will also present a workshop on bullying, one of the most pervasive workplace management challenges in today’s work environment. The workshop will provide practical guidance on the legal obligations and strategies for preventing bullying.

For PCBUs who are involved in contractor arrangements, the session on Contractor Management with Adrianne Strachan, Senior Consultant at the National Safety Council Australia will cover WHS legislative requirements and the expectations of organisations engaging contractors. 

With ladders being a common sight around most industries, Carl Sachs’ ‘Lethal Ladder’ seminars reflect on a rethink of AS/NZS1657 and the significant impact on height safety around the country.

As the Managing Director of Workplace Access & Safety, Carl Sachs commissioned an exploratory study by Professor David Caple to challenge the assumptions underpinning safe design. Find out what the research revealed, and what it means for fall prevention.

The seminar by Adrian Manessis, Business Development Manager at myosh will discuss ‘safety management software’ and how to best implement software in any organisation minus the pitfalls. The seminar will also discuss features and functions of good safety management software and how to evaluate software including the use of mobile and new technologies.

The seminar on AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities will bring attendees up to speed on emergency planning, training and response procedures. Introduced by Youssef Khalife, General Manager EH&S at Chubb Fire & Security, and presented by Eric Teuben, Trainer NSW/ACT of the Chubb Training Group, the seminar will run on days two and three.

The seminar on PPE Standards will be invaluable for operations that use personal protective equipment. Richard Donarski, Team Leader Health & Safety Product Services at SAI Global, will introduce PPE Standards, and explore its implications and opportunities for any company or organisation. 

Helping site operators and managers stay on the leading edge of safety, Richard Gregory, Managing Director of Navace will present on how new technology centred around smartphone Apps, Cloud and Live Reporting can help facilitate more efficient management of safety, equipment and time.

Explore the ‘bottom up’ approach to building a safety culture with Cristian Sylvestre, Managing Director of SafeStart who will show attendees how to quickly get individuals engaged in the safety process, and also provide a new perspective of incident causation.

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