For the second year running, the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation’s National Safety Conference took place on the 12th October 2016, this year, at the Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney.
Drawing from the NSCA Foundation’s vast history and extensive safety network the conference featured experts from international and domestic backgrounds – a high quality speaker faculty. And for good reason.
In a world saturated with end goals and busyness, how does one manage employees to care about their safety and health while at work? Let alone care about their colleagues’ health and safety? Or even the business’ culture of safety? “It is a lot of work” is a response often given to establishing health and safety systems at work, and yet the costs involved when incidents occur are far too great, and can affect more than just the company’s budget.
From the day:
“There is a proven need for standardisation on how businesses can, by using the correct Safety Management System, Behavioural Safety Programmes and Leadership Schemes, create a safety culture which will benefit the business as a whole.” – Keynote Address by John Lacey, CEO, Lincsafe
“How are we challenging ourselves as leaders to ensure that we continue to evolve and improve our health and safety practices? Standing still is not an option. As an organisation or as a leader, you are either moving forward and improving, or you are at risk of going backwards.” – Expert Commentary by Andrew Russell, MD, Actrua
This year, NSCA provided something different in the conference agenda – a Mock Trial.
“Over the past five years, accidents involving forklifts have consistently ranked as one of the most common workplace incidents.”
Facilitated by Sparke Helmore Lawyers, this session involved entertaining and informative commentary before, during and after a court simulation. This simulation provided the audience with an explanation of critical points in the scenario, witness accounts, and the decision the judge came to based on the evidence and reasons given.
The Mock Trial was definitely a highlight and an immersive and insightful way to find out what happens when a worker, supervisor and or manager are called in as witnesses of unsafe work practices.
Pro-Visual Publishing had the opportunity to accompanying this must-see conference in an exhibitor capacity, showcasing our health, safety and wellbeing resource guides and augmented reality content in the exhibition area.
We thank all the visitors who came by our stall and had fun interacting with our guides, particularly the AR compatible features.
We also wish to thank the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation for putting on an excellent event where industry, business and community can come together to encourage, promote and educate about creating a culture of safety at work.