Event Details

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


Level 43
242 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


AIHS members: $50 +GST
Non-member: $110 +GST

Live Stream AIHS Member: $25 +GST
Live Stream Non-Member: $65 +GST


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


Networking Event

The Australian Institute of Health & Safety would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday 10 March 2020 to build industry understanding on pandemic planning for Covid19. 

The new coronavirus is causing significant concern globally due to its transmissibility, it's potentially severe symptoms and the lack of immunity to the disease. As a result many businesses are activating or developing pandemic management plans and the AIHS recognises the vitally important role that our members play in that process. 

Through a facilitated panel discussion, this event will provide the opportunity for OHS professionals to discuss the importance of pandemic planning and provide an insight on how OHS professionals can implement management plans within their organisation.

For those who cannot make it on the day, this event will be live streamed nationally. 


Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 1500 - 1700
Location: Level 43, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC
Cost: (*Tea and coffee provided)
AIHS members: $50 +GST
Non-member: $110 +GST

Live Stream AIHS Member: $25 +GST
Live Stream Non-Member: $65 +GST

- To build industry understanding of pandemic planning
- To share and learn from industry leaders about Covid19 pandemic planning within their organisation
- To build specific knowledge about Covid19 and the current epidemic

HSE professionals who may be being asked to contribute to pandemic planning or designing organisational responses



Michael Holmes, Group Protective Security Manager, Telstra
Michael has 10 years of emergency and operations management with the Australian Defence Force (Army) and Queensland  State Government.

Karen OldakerSenior Executive - People and Culture, Medibank
Karen has many years of experience in the field of both organisational Health and Wellbeing and; Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR). Karen's current role as Senior Executive of Wellbeing and Community provides a unique opportunity to integrate corporate programs across multiple disciplines and divisions within the organisations; including Employee Wellbeing, Health Management, Workplace Relations and Health & Safety at Medibank.

Andrew Dick, Head of Group Security Manager, Telstra
Andrew has extensive global experience spanning multiple organisational resilience disciplines including crisis management, security, risk management, business continuity and health and safety. Currently, Telstra's ZPrincipla Protective Security, Andrew has spent over 5 years leading Telstra's Crisis Management Team whilst also representing Telstra on a number of critical infrastructure and security forums across government and industry groups.