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The Central Safety Group is a networking group of safety professionals from the Melbourne Central Business District and surrounding areas which meets monthly for lunchtime presentations by specialist speakers.

Members have a common interest in improving all aspects of occupational health and safety in their workplace and keeping informed on key issues in their field.

The presentations are held every second Tuesday of the month from February to November, at Level 1, 333 Queen Street Melbourne. A networking Christmas lunch is held in December.

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Managing Risk By Incorporating Safety In Design

David Trembearth
Date & Time: Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 12:00pm
Venue: Level 1, 333 Queen Street Melbourne (AMS Consulting Group)

Managing Risk By Incorporating Safety In Design

Poorly designed work is unsafe work. Many times simple but important aspects are overlooked in the project planning stage, setting the scene for future problems. Someone dedicated to spreading this message is David Trembearth, Safety Business Partner, People and Product Safety, Coles, who will speak to the Central Safety Group on Tuesday 13 June. David will talk about how safety in design can make a difference, and discuss the key elements of good safety design both from a people management perspective and an organisational perspective. “If safety practitioners are not thinking and practising safety in design they are missing an important safety element in their approach” states David. Putting safety in design at the forefront of project management and at the concept stage is crucial to risk reduction, and David will outline some of the steps in optimising safety when designing and managing a project. .

About the Speaker
David is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (HFESA) and a Chartered Generalist OHS Professional (SIA) and is Safety Business Partner for Coles providing safety support across all brands nationally. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Movement, and Graduate Diplomas in OHS Management, Ergonomics and Teaching. A key driver in his role at Coles is Safety in Design. He has over 30 years of experience in the provision of health and safety advice, including professional/consulting roles in teaching, clinical massage, safety, ergonomics, injury management, and as a WorkSafe inspector. For over 20 years, David has consulted in safety and human factors to small industry, government and large commercial enterprises. He has worked as an expert witness on injury causation, task and product design in common and civil law. He was a Principal Auditor certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA International) and has conducted safety audits in private and government organisations. He continues to provide sessional teaching at two Melbourne Universities in post graduate courses involving Occupational Ergonomics and Occupational Assessment and Rehabilitation and supervises ergonomic projects to Masters Level.

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  • July 2017

    Melbourne Arts Centre - Site Visit

    Site Visit

    11 July 2017

    Safety Behind the Scenes

    Site Visit: Melbourne Arts Centre

     

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  • June 2017

    Incorporating Safety In Design

    David Trembearth

    RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 2017

    Tuesday June 13 2017

    Poorly designed work is unsafe work. Many times simple but important aspects are overlooked in the project planning stage, setting the scene for future problems.
    Someone dedicated to spreading this message is David Trembearth, Safety Business Partner, People and Product Safety, Coles, who will speak to the Central Safety Group on Tuesday 13 June.

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  • May 2017

    Can leaders shape safety culture?

    Wayne Richards

    Tuesday 9 May 2017
    12:15 to 1:15pm (please note later start than usual)

    Can leaders shape safety culture?

    A lot is said about ‘safety leadership’.
    But what specifically can leaders do to shape an organisation’s safety culture?
    This was discussed by Wayne Richards, General Manager, Group Health Safety Environment & Quality, Transdev Australasia at a lunchtime presentation to the Central Safety Group at 12.15 pm on 9 May.
    Wayne talked about what is being done in Transdev.
    He also drew on his experience in senior safety roles with the MFB and the aviation and environmental services sectors.

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  • April 2017

    Safety in the age of automation

    Mark Letman

    APRIL 2017

    Automation is rapidly affecting everything from the agricultural and manufacturing sectors to the healthcare industry.
    For an insight into what automation can mean for safety procedures and related workplace arrangements, Mark Letman of Pacific Brands talked on Tuesday, 11 April about recent major changes at Pacific Brand’s giant national warehouse. Pacific Brands manufactures and sells consumer products that include Bonds underwear and Sheridan sheets.
    Mark is Safety & Wellbeing Business Lead for the division which has recently automated some of the key procedures for picking and packing orders in its 43,000 square metre warehouse in Truganina.
    Mark’s experience is that the move to automation has had some positive effects on working conditions
    “The automation’s taken away a lot of the hard slog and legwork in the warehouse, and it’s become a joint activity between employees and the machine,” he says
    But it has also brought challenges in introducing employees to new work practices. This includes safety requirements when working with machines for the first time.

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  • February 2017

    Feb: Demystifying psychosocial risk

    Dr Natasha Lazareski

    FEBRUARY 2017

    The emphasis on psychosocial risk in the workplace is fairly new in the area of health, safety and wellbeing. Although there has been a huge amount of research on it globally and locally, there is limited understanding on how to assess and manage it.

    The subject was discussed by occupational health specialist Dr Natasha Lazareski, who specialises in this area, on Thursday, 16 February 2017 at the Central Safety Group lunch.

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  • November 2016

    Nov: Winning Formula

    Stuart Cross
    Winning Formula For Return To Work

    NOVEMBER 2016

    A new approach to injury management helped Yarra City Council achieve a 40% reduction in standard WorkCover claims and a WorkSafe Employer Excellence award in 2015.
    Stuart Cross outlined the actions the Council took to reduce workplace injuries and assist injured workers in rehabilitation and return to work.

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PRESENTATIONS

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Safety in
the age of
automation
Mark Letman, Safety & Wellbeing Business Lead, Pacific Brands


Presentation now available

 

Presentation: Safety In The Age Of Automation
Speaker: Mark Letman, Safety & Wellbeing Business Lead, Pacific Brands
From CSG Meeting: April 2017
An insight into what automation can mean for workplace arrangements and safety procedures was provided by Mark Letman.
Pacific Brands recently automated of some of the key procedures for picking and packing orders in its 43,000 sqm national warehouse in Truganina. Mark discussed the changes, which have had positive effects on working conditions, but also brought challenges.
Presentation from the April meeting Now Available.

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A leading safety commentator says:

The Central Safety Group meetings are like an OHS conference spread over the year. Ten top guest speakers on OHS matters with a conference (Christmas) dinner to round off the event. CSG seems to me to provide the best return on investment for professional development in my area. The organisation provides access to both important guest speakers and to the information opportunities from its varied members. I don’t know anywhere that offers access to OHS experts and regulators for minimum of $60 a year. There are different cost structures for non-members but membership is so cheap, why wouldn’t you join?

Kevin Jones, Life Member of the CSG, & author of the award-winning Safety at Work blog, writing on his blog
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