Event Details

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
WA Branch


Curtin University, Bentley Campus
Building 500, Exhibition Space
Kent Street
Bentley WA 6102


AIHS Members - $20+GST
Non-Members $40+GST 


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995


Networking Event

The Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) has partnered with our friends from Mates In Construction (MIC) and FIFO Focus (FF) to bring you a seminar on their advancement of workplace mental health initiatives. During the event MIC will unveil their blue print for a 'Mental Health Code of Practice'. Following the presentation, there will be networking and light refreshments. 

This event follows suicide prevention week (6-12 September). On the night we will encourage you to share initiatives that your organisation has undertaken to improve employee wellbeing.

AIHS will be donating part of the proceeds from the night to Mates in Construction to contribute to their worthy cause.

Date: Thursday 17 September 
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 AWST
Location: Curtin university, Bentley Campus, Building 500, Exhibition Space
Cost: AIHS Member $20+GST
Non-Members $40+GST 


1. Mental Health and Employee Wellbeing
2. Professional Networking
3. FIFO and Construction Psychological Risk Management


Maurice Sauzier, Specialist advisor, Mates in construction 

Maurice Sauzier is an experienced and tertiary qualified Human Factors / OHSE&C Management professional with demonstrated experience (35+ years) in the design, review, and delivery of comprehensive, multi-leveled internal and external HF / OHSE&C systems, injury prevention strategies, HSE contractor management, mental health and wellbeing promotional campaigns and training consultancy services across multiple industry verticals.

Acknowledged reputation for being genuinely authentic, strategically astute, resilient, and focused on delivering exceptional Corporate and Operational OHSE&C outcomes. Maurice has held directorial positions of three specialist OHS & Wellbeing consulting companies with an impressive client base inc: BHP [Tubemakers], Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Roy Hill, AngloGold Ashanti, Paddington Gold, Water Corp. W.A., Dept. Planning and Infrastructure, Iluka, Ingham Enterprises & Cities of Joondalup & Perth.

Maurice holds Marketing, Org. HR & Safety Post-Graduate Qualifications, BApp. Sci. [Psych/ Sociology], Assoc. Dip. Ex. Phys.
Maurice is currently engaged by MATES in Construction WA (NFP Charity) as a specialist adviser contributing to their growth and MarComs strategy, including the management of Western Australian key stakeholder engagement and delivery of The Australian Building and Construction Industry Blueprint for Better Mental Health 2020.

Sharon Rudderham, Senior Consultant, FIFO Focus 
Sharon is a Senior Consultant with FIFO Focus, a psychology business focused on empowering individuals to become mentally resilient, and support organisations to handle the complexities of psychological health among remote workers. With a Masters in organisational psychology and over two decades of industry experience, Sharon has worked in leadership roles in head office and operational/processing environments, including working both remote residential and FIFO.

Throughout her career, Sharon has assisted organisations to improve organisational performance and become employers of choice by making workplaces safer, more engaging, and more enjoyable. Sharon will touch on psychosocial hazards and prevention strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Sharon, Wood-Kenney
Sharon Wood-Kenney is a proud Noongar Yamatji woman who has been, and continues to be, a pioneer and inspirational leader around Western Australia.

A recent WAALI graduate, Founder/Executive Manager of Djinda Bridiya Wellbeing Aboriginal Organisation. Sharon is a strong advocate for the tough conversations on disruption thinking, challenging non-functioning systems and cross-cultural awareness. She brings people together and with a strong leadership style, working through complex cultural lens with a scope beyond many. A respected and sort after community engagement co-design Consultant.

With strong ties in both the Indigenous and other communities, Sharon is intent on creating opportunities for all disadvantaged children, families, and individuals.

She is part of the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together team and has been working on several co-design projects with the Centre for Social Impact UWA and other departments at UWA on many themes including homelessness, family and domestic
violence, child protection and waterways.

Sharon Wood-Kenney was inducted to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020.

As a proud Noongar Yamatji Woman, I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands in which I live and work, the Whadjuk Nyoongar people. I pay my respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging.
Sharon Wood-Kenney