Event Details

Thursday, 28 July, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Zoom Webinar


AIHS Members: Complimentary

Non Members: $20+GST


Event Organiser: 
(03) 8336 1995



Join us on Thursday 28 July 2022 for the upcoming webinar How OHS can drive high performance through psychological safety. 

This webinar is a follow on to the well-attended one conducted by David Broadhurst and Carolyn Davis on the 26th of Aug 2020 titled “Addressing the underlying factors of psychosocial risks”.

In this coming webinar David Broadhurst and Charles Jennings will be explaining in more detail why they felt compelled to co-write the discussion paper (See link below) which was shared via our e-news program last month and which looks at the relevance of psychosocial risk factors across all business KPI’s and how safety professionals can play a key role in positively influencing not just improved physical and psychosocial safety, but overall operational improvement.

There are several key pillars or principles that underpin the delivery of high performance beyond training within organisations, and without these it is almost impossible to ensure quality, accuracy and safety in working practices, according to a recent discussion paper.

Learning is a continuous process which mainly consists of experiences, interaction with others and reflection, and it needs to be supported and encouraged as part of all work processes and throughout the work environment, according to the paper, Performing beyond the skills obsession: What high performing organisations do that others don’t.

The paper, which was co-authored by David Broadhurst, co-founder and CRO of CodeSafe, together with Charles Jennings, co-founder of Duntroon Consultants based out of the UK and co-founder of Tulser.

“Psychological safety is the bedrock for continuous learning and for a culture of continuous improvement. Without high levels of psychological safety, it is impossible to create a culture and embed practices of continuous improvement,” the paper said.

“Without high levels of psychological safety and trust, it is impossible to create a learning culture.”

“Accommodation of these risks and using the outcomes for learning themselves, is a good indication of the level of psychological safety within an organisation.”

Broadhurst, who co-founded CodeSafe Solutions in 2011 to transform how critical information is developed and communicated to remote workers, said there are several areas organisations struggle with when it comes to forming and maintaining high-performance teams.

Learning Outcomes

- How an OHS professional can contribute to operational improvement and increased team performance through assisting to create a psychologically safe environment for people to operate in.
- Look at ways to integrate human risk factors in with organisational risk factors and embedding them into operational processes. 
- Understanding the significance psychosocial risk factors has on physical risk factors to be more influential through the implementation of fully integrated initiatives.
- Reviewing the eleven identified key risk factors that organisations need to address and where the human risk factors fit and play a significant role.

A proactive approach to psychosocial risk requires a holistic solution that equips and empowers people to increase their capacity to handle stress and stop anxiety and depression in its tracks. Our approach also provides solutions that align with at least two of the psychosocial issues identified in the SWA national guidance material. SWA notes contribute to the risk of POOR SUPPORT (Emotional) and POOR WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS (Communication and conflict management), both of which are even more important in these extraordinary times of post pandemic Australia and globally for that matter. 

Event Details
Date: Thursday 28 July 2022
Time: 15:30PM - 16:30PM (AEST)
Format: Zoom Webinar
* Please note login details will be provided 2-3 days prior to the event

Your Speaker

David Broadhurst,
Co-founder & CRO, Codesafe

David co-founded CodeSafe Solutions in 2011 to transform how critical information is developed and communicated to remote workers. With a 35 year plus background in the construction industry managing the installation of pipelines all over Australia and overseas, David developed CodeSafe’s award-winning Experiential Learning Process to improve worker engagement and reduce risk in the workplace through the improved delivery of critical information, instruction and training.

His commitment to reform the educational and VET sector, led him to pioneer on-site mentoring and coaching workshops, backed up by a blended visual microlearning mode of delivery to influence workplace behaviour, develop inspirational leaders of influence and increase productivity. As a recognised expert on worker engagement and operational improvement, David contributes to thought leadership panels, including different Industry Advisory Groups, and presents to conferences and seminars on issues of physical and psychosocial safety and knowledge transfer, retention and recall.

Outside of CodeSafe, David likes to keep fit through boxing, running and other outdoor pursuits. Originally from the north of England he came to Australia to compete in the Victorian professional athletics circuit, where he competed successfully in metropolitan and regional centres.

Charles Jennings,
Co-Founder, Duntroon Consulting/Tulser Global

Charles Jennings a leading thinker and practitioner in organisational performance, culture, change and learning. He specialises in strategic consultancy helping clients with challenges particularly in the areas of:

For seven years until the end of 2008, he was a senior executive and the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing company-wide strategy and leading a 350-strong team. He led the Reuters Talent and Learning organisation through a transformation from a group of semi- autonomous traditional departments to an integrated business-aligned learning and workforce development function using the 70:20:10 model. The result was increased impact, value, and effectiveness, as well as >70% reduction in cost.