15 September 2021
Virtual Event


15th SEPTEMBER 2021

11:00 - 11:05


11:05 - 11:25

Building Code Compliance

The Building Codes set out the Commonwealth Government’s expected standards of conduct for all building industry participants that seek to be, or are, involved in Commonwealth funded building work.

Janine Drennan, National Manager Building Code, Australian Building and Construction Commission

Janine Drennan

11:25 - 12:05

Panel Discussion:
Managing the Risk of COVID-19 exposure in the Construction Industry

  • Preparing a COVIDsafe plan for your workplace: what to enact and what.
  • How to ensure the safety of your workers in uncertain times.
  • Establishing a response plan and procedure in the event of a confirmed case.

12:05 - 12:15


12:15 - 12:35

Working with Elevated Platforms

  • Elevated work platforms (EWPs) are mobile work stations designed to lift or lower people and/or equipment.
  • Managing risks in an EWP: how to identify hazards, implementing control measures, and when to review control measures to ensure they are always effective.
  • Best practices to understanding work on an elevated work platform. 

Andrew Delahunt, Director of Resources, Elevating Work Platform Association

Andrew Delahunt

12:35 - 12:55

Managing Workplace Safety Across Australia

  • Executing safe design principals when planning buildings, facilities, equipment, work systems and work layouts.
  • Regulation policies and procedures across the country. 
  • What to expect when getting inspected.

12:55 - 13:35

Panel Discussion:
Keeping workers safe in the construction industry

  • Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) – what is it?
  • How to identify and utilise the latest technological devices in the sector – pinpointing the right item for your team.
  • Does technology cause real change on-site? How can apps on smart devices speed up the construction process and contribute to a safe workspace?

James Cameron, Executive Director, Australian Construction Industry Forum
Skye Buatava, Director, Centre for Work Health and Safety

James Cameron
Skye Buatava

13:35 - 13:55


13:55 - 14:20

Panel Discussion: 
Mental Health and Construction

  • Managing risks and ensuring the safety of all your workers extends past physical to the mental health and wellbeing of your team. 
  • Providing workers with a safe and welcoming space – ensuring safety basics are met and exceeded on a regular basis, destigmatising talking about mental health, breaking down toxic workplace culture.
  • The case for having a mentally healthy workplace. 

Chris Lockwood, National CEO, MATES

Chris Lockwood

14:20 - 14:40

Safety Work vs Safety of Work – Making Sense of it All

David Provan, Founder & Managing Director, Forge Works

David Provan

14:40 - 15:00

Where Are We Now? What’s the Benchmark for WH&S Best Practice in the Construction Sector?

  • 7 years on, how has the industry grown and what has it learned?
  • What are the key differences when approaching occupational health and safety in the construction sector?

15:00 - 15:05


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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Expotrade - Empowering knowledge


Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia
Tel: +613-95450360