The NQ Safety Leadership Group have extended an invitation to attend a Safe Work Month luncheon in Townsville on 30th October.
Safe Work Month is part of a Workplace Health and Safety initiative encouraging working Queenslanders to get involved in safety at their workplace, helping to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease.
Around 17 Queenslanders die each year as a result of traumatic workplace incidents, and over 5000 suffer a permanent injury. These deaths and injuries have a devastating impact on workers and their families, with a significant financial cost to the Queensland economy.
The NQ Safety Leadership Group was initiated 6 months ago by JESI, Safe Work Connect and Fredericks Heywood.
Spokesperson Joe Hoolahan said ‘Our mandate is to promote safety practices that are innovative, improve organisational efficiencies and most of all ensure that our people return home safe’.
‘Championing an event during Safe Work Month 2015 was a chance to promote safety in the workplace and a reminder that safety is a shared responsibility’.
CSQ CEO Brett Schimming said “safety and training go hand in hand so we are pleased to sponsor this event.”
The NQ Safety Leadership Group have committed to a suite of forums over the next 12 months to provide continued advocacy of Best Safety Practices.
This is a FREE event thanks to support from sponsors – CSQ, Impact Innovation, Core Staff and Dial Before You Dig.
North Queensland Safety Leadership Group Luncheon
Date                            Friday 16th October, 2015
Time                            11.30 (for 12noon sharp start) – 2.30pm Finish
Venue                         The Ville (formerly Jupiters Casino), Townsville
RSVP by                     Noon Friday 9th October
Register here             Register
Key Note Speakers include:
Page Maxson (CEO – APLNG)    Safety Leadership
As one of the most influential leaders with the LNG Resources sectors, Page Maxson – CEO – APLNG, will share his view as an industry leader as he summaries the industry’s journey regarding safety over the last 5 years, through to recent programs such as the 'Safer Together’ initiative.  
Louise Wilcox (OHS Manager – Shamrock Civil)  Safety & Innovation 
Louise Wilcox’s role is to implement occupational health and safety policies and procedures across Shamrock Civil, ensuring they adhere to all legal and other requirements. Shamrock of the past 12 months has actively been rolling out local Townsville software product – JESI.  With operations in Australia and PNG, Shamrock have identified their need to ensure the safety of all their staff and contractors whilst travelling.  
Teegan Modderman (Principal Advisor  Workplace Health & Safety Queensland)   Safety & Culture
Safety culture has been found to have a significant influence on safety performance outcomes.  Hear how to develop participant’s understanding of the importance of a positive safety culture, as well as the relationship between work design, safety culture and safety leadership. Actions that strengthen safety culture maturity will also be explored including how to build a supportive environment, engagement and trust in people and systems.
For additional information please contact
Joe Hoolahan
M: 0400 700 977