Safety Surgery Consultations

ABOUT SAFETY SURGERY CONSULTATIONS
Up to 9 participants register for a free, small-group hour-long consultation on a specific topic.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own health and safety problems to the consultations.
Surgery Consultants provide tailored advice, guide participants through a program or tool, or provide support on a potential solution to a specific workplace problem.

Please note that Safety Surgery Consultations are limited to one per person due to high demand

Session One 10:30 – 11:30

Table A | Table C | Bullying in the workplace: Achieving and sustaining positive worker and work environments

  • Implementing an effective workplace bullying program
  • One size does not fit all: How to tailor a program that specifically addresses the people and culture of your organisation

Tahli Hilton, National Manager – Workplaces, Bully Zero

Table B | Improving Incident investigations

  • Collecting the right evident to uncover the real organisational issues
  • Asking the right questions
  • Applying investigation techniques prior to an incident

Mark Alston, Principal Consultant, Immotus Consulting

Table C | Promoting a safe work culture – tips for difficult conversations

  • Effectively managing and resolving workplace conflict
  • Developing effective strategies to stop the rumours, rebuild trust and re-engage the team

Matt Connell, Executive Workplace Consultant, Workplace Conflict Resolution

Table D | Considerations before investigating health and safety software

  • Benefits and challenges associated with taking a safety program into the cloud

Craig Salter, Director, Action OHS Consulting and Founder, Safety Champion Software

 

Session TWO 14:30 – 15:30

Table A | Injury management strategies for complex return to work cases

  • Complex case management
  • Safe return-to-work approaches and programs which are cost-effective, timely and durable
  • Assessment of injured and ill employees including medical, psychological and vocational case management for work-related and non work-related conditions
  • Work Cover claims management, strategy, policy and procedure development

Adrienne Tracy, Principal Occupational Health & Ergonomics Consultant, Tracy Consulting Services

Table B | Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

  • What to do after a worker has been found non-negative (positive)
  • How can workplaces effectively curb drug & alcohol use

Scott Osborne, Group General Manager, Fit4Duty

Table C | Mental health awareness & response training: practical tools for managers

    • Learn practical techniques for dysregulation, stress management, trauma and psychological resilience
    • Learn effective ways to support an employee during and immediately following an emotional crisis
    • Particularly useful for Managers, HR /OHS/Wellbeing Managers with a culturally diverse workforce

Sally Cumming, Director, Engage Health

Table D | Safety communication: How to build a world class safety experience for your people

  • Learn how to develop a safety comms strategy and plan to meet business objectives
  • Understand the key to engaging your entire workforce in safety
  • Discover the science behind human communication and engagement

Kerrie Brown, Head of Experience, Everyday Massive

Session One 10:30 – 11:30

Table A | Safety leadership: Lifting frontline leaders capability in delivering safety outcomes

  • Identify the change agents in your organisation
  • Discover the 3 areas that frontline leaders need to develop skills in
  • Learn the formula to delivering highly engaging toolbox talks or stand-ups

Jen Jackson, CEO, Everyday Massive

 Table B | OHS management system gap analysis

  • Is your existing safety management system a coordinated and systematic approach?
  • Tools to identify and manage other health and safety risks

Sarah-Jane Dunford, Director and Principal Consultant, Riskology Consulting
Please note that this Consultation has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Sarah-Jane sends her sincere apologies.

 Table C | OHS considerations for small businesses

  • Goalsetting for a safe work environment
  • Understanding obligations and practices for small business owners and leaders
  • Managing risk, consulting within the workplace, ensuring competency of workers, and reporting incidents

Mary Kikas, Principal Consultant, Action OHS Consulting

 Table D | Injury management strategies for complex return to work cases

  • Complex case management
  • Safe return-to-work approaches and programs which are cost-effective, timely and durable
  • Assessment of injured and ill employees including medical, psychological and vocational case management for work-related and non work-related conditions
  • Work Cover claims management, strategy, policy and procedure development

Adrienne Tracy, Principal Occupational Health & Ergonomics Consultant, Tracy Consulting Services

 

Session TWO 14:30 – 15:30

Table A | Keeping up-to-date with your OHS obligations?

  • Checklist of your OHS obligations, particularly regarding mental health and wellbeing and bullying in the workplace

Ben Burke, Partner, Baker McKenzie

 Table B | Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

  • What to do after a worker has been found non-negative (positive)
  • How can workplaces effectively curb drug & alcohol use

Scott Osborne, Group General Manager, Fit4Duty

 Table C | Trauma informed care for culturally and linguistically diverse workers  

  • Adapting crisis response training and support for Australian Indigenous personnel, refugees, workers with PTSD and workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Cultural sensitivity, communication styles, attitudes, learning methodology, and how to factor in current and past trauma

Merryn Snare, Director, Resilience Brilliance

 Table D | Promoting a safe work culture – tips for difficult conversations

  • Effectively managing and resolving workplace conflict
  • Developing effective strategies to stop the rumours, rebuild trust and re-engage the team

Catherine Gillespie, Managing Director, Workplace Conflict Resolution
Please note that this Consultation has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Catherine Gillespie sends her sincere apologies.