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CSG July 2015 Presenter: Daniel Venditti, State HSE Advisor, Bunnings

Manual handling challenges in Bunnings retail operations

Presentation by: Daniel Venditti, State HSE Advisor, Bunnings

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Daniel Venditti, State HSE Advisor with hardware giant Bunnings outlined the company’s approach to manual handling challenges and risks in a presentation to Central Safety Group on July 14, 2015. These included a wide and complex range of manual handling tasks, concrete flooring, racking up to 3 metres and big and bulky packages. Bunnings employees include many part-time and casual workers and a workforce with 25% aged over 50.
A large number of injuries centering on known hot spots led to the development of the BSafe (Bunnings Safe) program in 2004. The methodology involved a move away from the compliance approach to incorporating safety into the business.  Safety leadership training was provided, LTIFR was abolished and replaced by IFR, and staff were encouraged to report all injuries.  This resulted in a 30% increase in incident reporting and was followed by an increase in resources for safety as compared to injury management.
Daniel explained how further strategies evolved over the next 8 years as a result of workplace incidents and the current strategy aims to reduce complexity.  Ownership of the safety system has been assigned to the stores, which have monthly activities that must be completed and reported to Head Office.
Daniel also outlined their range of controls to address the fact that 50% of reported injuries were found to be related to manual handling activities.

The presenter:

Before joining the safety team at Bunnings, Daniel Venditti (who is also a VFL player with the Coburg Lions) worked in injury management and vocational rehabilitation. His background includes a degree in health and exercise science and postgraduate qualifications in OHS management.


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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
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