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CSG August 2015 Presentation: Steve Goss, Sentry Business Resilience Solutions

Safety on a mass scale – managing risk and safety at epic events

Presentation by: Steve Goss, Sentry Business Resilience Solutions

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How do you manage safety for a crowd of 500,000 out for a good night? Members heard how it is done from Steve Goss, the man behind safety, risk and emergency planning for the 2015 White Night festival in Melbourne’s CBD with his lunchtime presentation on August 11, 2015.
Following significant challenges experienced at the first White Night in 2013, where debrief comments included “from a crowd safety and risk management perspective, it is the worst event witnessed”, Steve was brought in to make radical improvements to the safety approach.
Steve explained that many of the 2103 problems were foreseeable and, when he joined the organisation, he tackled the main issues of communication and crowd control. He outlined crowd dynamics as well as how safety was improved through design. An installation risk assessment includes specifics for every item of plant, and he also developed a decision matrix for adverse weather conditions to use when considering cancelling events or specific activities.
Importantly, his system involves briefing and liaising with all relevant stakeholders such as security agencies, emergency services and transport and traffic management bodies.
The extensive planning and constant vigilance led to a very successful event in 2015 with the number of incidents significantly reduced in number and severity.

The presenter:

Originally a Senior Sergeant in the Victoria Police, Steve Goss then worked as a safety regulator in the upstream oil, gas and mining and quarrying industries, followed by senior executive roles in safety & risk management at both the Melbourne Racing Club and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Steve set up his company Sentry Business Resilience Solutions (Sentry) in 2009, and his clients include businesses, not-for-profit organisations, sporting bodies and local and State government agencies.

 
 

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CSG June 2024 event - James Wood, Director, cnb safe - How storytelling connects to safety


How storytelling connects to safety

Presented by: James Wood, Director, cnb safe
Event: CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in person

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024, noon
Non-Members welcome to attend

How storytelling connects to safety
James Wood ('Woody') had a job he loved and a great future as a diesel mechanic on mine sites. That was lost in a split second with an accident that left him in a wheelchair. Now he works hard to keep others safe.
On 11 June Woody will share with CSG his special insights and experience on how to get the safety message across from the workshop floor to the Board room.
This knowledge comes from visiting countless work sites, companies, and organisations, talking to them about the real impact of workplace injury.
After his presentation, Woody will welcome questions and discussion from the audience.

About the Speaker:

James Wood is an internationally recognised award-winning safety speaker and author. He has travelled the country for the past 25 years, educating workers, management teams and employers with his special message about safety, drawing on his experience as a workplace accident victim.
He has a popular "Woody’s words" short weekly video . He has also written a book "It Fkn Hurts – 12 reasons not to get hurt at work".

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Regus Yarra Room, 50th floor, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
How: In person or online via Zoom -the link will be sent out on the afternoon of Monday 10 June
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $15
RSVP: COB Monday 10 June 2024. Online using our RSVP form
Join: Join CSG now [Individual membership fee: $85.]
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   RSVP: by Monday 10 June.
Online using our RSVP form or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone the secretary T: (03) 9387 9768 Mobile 0417 040 252
The Zoom event link will be emailed on the afternoon of Monday 10 June 2024.

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