Clear your schedule for the 19th and 20th of March which are the dates planned for the latest workplace safety show, Safety in Action, to be held in Darwin this year for the first time.
The show will address safety issues and solutions and will provide insight from the experts in the health and safety sector.
The show will take place at the Darwin Convention Centre and will feature more than 100 expert talks, services and insights into the NT’s safety.
It is hoped that the event will help businesses improve OHS results within all industries including the building and construction and mining industries.
Previous events have been held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2013 with great success and a SIA National Safety Convention will be held in Melbourne later on this month on the 26th and 27th of March.
The director of Safety in Action Australia-wide, Tony Francis issued a statement saying:
“We are very excited to be taking Safety in Action to Darwin for the very first time and have no doubt that anyone involved in business will find immense value in the free to attend program we’re offering,” he says.
“We have worked hard to deliver experts and seminars that will not only illuminate the most important OHS issues at play at the moment, but also provide practical and implementable solutions for reducing risk and ensuring regulatory compliance.”
“Darwin is currently booming economically, and there has already been immense interest from companies wanting to attend and be part of the show. As someone involved in business myself, I certainly wouldn’t want to miss out!”
The Safety in Action Darwin event will feature 5 daily presentations as well as a panel discussion on a variety of safety issues including culture, common sense, risk assessments and repercussions of lack of safety in the workplace,
The program opens from March 19th with a free-to-attend seminar on the benefits and risks of safety software followed by a panel discussion on the same issue.
On the same day another interesting seminar will cover Hydration in the Workplace and will feature former Olympic athlete and World Cup Champion David Rhodes – a business development manager at Thorzt Electrolyte. He will be discussing the effects of dehydration, heat stress and fatigue on personal injury risk in the workplace.
Another seminar to be held on March 19th will explore the strategies to keeping workers focused on the task at hand. Entitled Keeping People’s Mind on the Job, the seminar will provide information on how to address electrical situations in the workplace.
Another relevant topic that will be discussed is drugs and alcohol in the workplace. It will also delve into the controversial topic of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. Mental health in the workplace will also be discussed.
Although the seminar is aimed at all industries, the building and construction industry is one of the highest risk industries in Oz, so employers and members of this industry in the area should make themselves available for the seminar to stay in touch and enlightened on relevant safety issues and new developments that may be beneficial to their worksites.