Conference Day One

Tuesday 1 March 2016

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Go to Post-Conference In-depth Learning Session

08:15 | Registration and welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Kerry-Anne de Jager, Director, TechniTest

09:00 | INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How effective relationships can improve employees’ safety standards and processes

  • Defining the critical steps to improve employees’ buy-in in change management to improve safety standards and processes
  • Implementing effective process safety methodologies to improve employee relationships
  • Understanding the challenges and benefits of establishing an effective safety culture across the organisation
  • How effective relationships can drive your safety strategies to the next level

John Green, HSE Director, Laing O’Rourke (United Kingdom)

Benchmarking your methodologies to identify worthy change management strategies

09:40 | CASE STUDY: Learning from Santos’ Safer Together Programme – an innovative approach to operators’ engagement

  • How can we get our frontline to connect with the common hazards they are exposed to at rig sites?
  • Overcoming the challenges of not having a common life saver program across operators
  • Ensuring the frontline connects with the hazards they are exposed to in their day to day activities
  • Developing a ‘behaviour’ focused plan to develop personal accountability
  • Improving engagement and interaction through new insights and perspectives

Jason Sullivan, Health & Safety Team Leader - CSG Drilling & Completions, Santos

10:10 | Morning tea

10:40 | Stop talking about safety

  • Why best practices and compliance can be bad for safety
  • How organisations can improve safety by focusing on innovation and productivity
  • When people are the solution, rather than a problem to control

Daniel Hummerdal, Director of Safety Innovation, Art of Work

11:10 | CASE STUDY: Designing a behaviour-based safety program to drive cultural awareness and improvements in employees’ safety programs

  • Identifying how to effectively launch, implement and apply a behaviour-based safety program
  • Key players in driving and sustaining safety cultural awareness
  • Overcoming the challenges of engaging and promoting safety programs across the organisation

Jessica Urquhart, Health and Safety Manager, Drillsearch

11:40 | Improving policies and procedures to drive safety improvements

  • Increasing employee safety by thorough blast design and construction of operations and temporary buildings
  • Creating processes, rule and procedures with disciplinary actions in case of violations
  • Implementing effective and neutral training and supervision to avoid conflicts of interest and ensure proper safety management

Nigel Cann, Associate Principal Risk & Security, ARUP

12:10 | Networking lunch

Inspiring leadership to engage, motivate and develop your safety team

13:10 | Assessing different ways to apply neuroscience to expand safety culture

  • Understanding how the brain works and how you use this information to develop your organisation’s safety leadership capability
  • Applying neuroscience to inspire leadership in your organisational HSE strategies
  • Maintaining your existing safety programs through improved communication and employee engagement

Nada Wentzel, Director, The Jonah Group

13:40 | Overcoming change management challenges when implementing a behaviourbased safety program

  • How to get buy-in from senior management and employees for your behaviour-based safety program
  • Accurately changing policies, procedures and process safety systems to put up a new program
  • Engaging senior management to implement good process safety management systems that cope with occupational safety systems

Amanda Holland, Developments Senior Health and Safety Adviser, Woodside Energy

14:10 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Influencing culture by changing attitude to human risk mitigation and adapting to technology advancement

  • Influencing leadership and motivational behaviour to reduce incidents caused by human factors as new technologies become available
  • Understanding how organisations are moving towards Not Normally Manned (NNM) plants and adopting to new technology available
  • Making safety personal and demonstrating genuine concern for workers by implementing process safety and continuous improvement strategies

Panel Moderator:
Robin Burgess-Limerick, Professor of Human Factors, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre The University of Queensland
Anthony Mitchell, HSE Director, Fluor Australia

Kerry-Anne de Jager, Director, TechniTest
Darron Brien, Managing Director, Drug and Alcohol Testing Institute
Lisa Took, General Manager, Drug and Alcohol Testing Institute

15:00 | Afternoon tea

Empowering workers and contractors to contribute to HSE excellence through improved communication

15:30 | Planning, resourcing and implementing safety programs to improve overall operations

  • Taking passion and commitment on board when leading and supporting safer working environments and practices
  • Best practice when implementing programs to improve operations, corporate governance, workplace health and safety
  • Improving relationships between government and the private sector to help achieve successful change management results

Fiona Murfitt, Group HSSE Manager, Viva Energy

16:00 | Improving communication and collaboration between operators and contractors to reduce incidents

  • Assessing the essentials in communication mistakes and identifying strategies to fix the issue
  • Designing safety interventions to maximise workers’ perceptions, actions and effectiveness
  • Establishing and categorising a robust contractor safety management strategy

Jason Edwards, Faculty of Health, School – Psychology and Counselling Research – CARRSQ, Queensland University of Technology

16:30 | Closing remarks from the Chair

16:40 | End of Day One and networking drinks

19:00 | Official event dinner

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