15 September 2021
Virtual Event


15th SEPTEMBER 2021

11:00 - 11:05


11:05 - 11:35

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

11:35 - 12:05

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

12:05 - 12:15


12:15 - 12:45

The Integrated Approach to Wellness

Hamish Park, Senior Consultant - Client Engagement, Lysander

Hamish Park

12:45 - 13:20

Fireside Chat:
Keeping workers safe in the construction industry

  • Current safety trends and practices being implemented on construction sites.
  • How to identify and utilise the latest technological devices in the sector – working safety with interactive machinery.
  • Does technology cause real change on-site? How can apps on smart devices speed up the construction process and contribute to a safe workspace?
  • Approaching COVID-19 on a worksite.

Andrew Cialini, Victorian State Building Surveyor, Victorian Building Authority
Skye Buatava, Director, Centre for Work Health and Safety

Andrew Cialini
Skye Buatava

13:20 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:10

Working with Elevated Platforms

  • MEWP Secondary guarding systems
  • Machine safe working conditions
  • Site supervision and training

James Oxenham, Chief Executive Officer, Elevated Work Platform Association
Peter Wenn, Technical Director of Engineering, Elevated Work Platform Association

James Oxenham
Peter Wenn

14:10 - 14:30

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


David Provan, Founder & Managing Director, Forge Works

David Provan

14:30 - 14:55

Transforming Safety Training into impactful learning experiences
Whether it was the Fatigue Management training that left you feeling more fatigued than a long-haul flight, or the safety induction where you learned just how much you dislike Clipart ... we’ve all heard our inner voice scream “there has to be another way!” There is. Join Tim to learn more about ‘the other way’.

In this 20 minute keynote we will:
• Explain how to transform safety training into learning experiences that engage people, drive change, and meet organisational objectives.
• Discuss different learning modalities such as online, peer-to-peer, and facilitator-led.
• Share examples of what organisations like ProBuild & Amazon are doing to help their people upskill in the flow of daily operations, engage in safety & understand high-risk activities. 

Timothy Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Everyday Massive

Timothy Evans

14:55 - 15:00


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

An Event by:

Expotrade - Empowering knowledge


Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 24, Building 4, 195 Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3168 Australia
Tel: +613-95450360