The role we all play in keeping ourselves and our workmates safe will be the focus of Safety in Action, a workplace safety in Perth 1-2 June.

In the first three months of this work year, 22 Australian workers had already been killed on the job. Australian businesses are being strongly urged to take responsibility for their own safety, value their wellbeing and positively pursue safety as a priority whist at work. Employers, business leaders and employees are particularly being urged to play a more active role in developing safer workplaces for all.

Safety Leaders Group and myosh will be speaking at a series of free seminars at Safety in Action, expanding on how to empower staff to take ownership of safety and ways to measure and effectively develop the leadership practices that drive safety. They will be joined by safety experts who will share the latest research, discuss regulatory compliance issues and showcase technological innovations.

“Creating a safety culture is an important part of the conversation at Safety in Action with an internal industry poll highlighting 87% of Australian workers believe their workplace could benefit from workplace safety improvements,” said Keith Barks at Informa, organisers of this year’s event. “We need to stress that everyone shares the responsibility for health in the workplace. We should be thinking and talking about safety as a regular and ongoing part of the work day.”

Seminar sessions include:

  • Time for a rethink of global safety performance. Make safety leadership four-dimensional – Brett Read, Safety Leaders Group.
  • The status of psychological health and its prevalence in the workplace – Dr Nathan Gibson, Chief Psychiatrist of WA, Alison Xamon, WA Association of Mental Health, Professor Rob Donovan, University of WA & Rhianna Chisholm, Curtin Law School (Chair).
  • Manage and improve work safety with software tools – Adrian Manessis, myosh.
  • Safety in practice; applying behaviour-based safety to serious injury and fatalities prevention – Ellen Downs, DERKA Insight.
  • Success in safety budgeting – Michael Stephens, Workplace Wings.
  • Safety lockout and tagout; gaining efficiencies through procedures – Chris Johnson, Mayo Hardware.
  • High-performance thinking strategies to achieve Zero Harm – Alistair Schuback, Aframes Safety.
  • Legality behind OHS/WHS psychological risk for large businesses/micro-skills and communication skills to approach psychological injury in the workplace – Michael Tooma & Nicholas Beech, Clyde & Co Australia.
  • Crisis management, emergency procedure and using data as a preventative tool – Anita Slight, Ultimate Safety Solutions Australia.
  • Managing sprain and strains in the construction/manufacturing workforce – speaker to be announced.
  • Minimising the risk of an aging workforce – speaker to be announced.

The Perth event is a forerunner to the national Safety in Action Exhibition which will be hosted in Sydeny from 6-8 September. Safety in Action Perth will take place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1-2 June.


To coincide with Safety in Action Perth, AMTIL will be holding a networking event at the Metro Bar in Perth on the evening of 1 June. The event is free for AMTIL members. Join AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti for a drink and learn about AMTIL’s latest plans, have input into future AMTIL activities, and enjoy casual networking with other industry representatives.