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Monday, 13 August, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 - 17:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
55 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000


SIA Members  - $750.00 + GST
Non Members - $950.00 + GST

Please note: Regional rates are available (SIA Members only) living 100km from Sydney.
To access this rate, please contact the SIA on or call (03) 8336 1995.


Event Organising Body: 
Safety Institute of Australia
Event Organiser: 
(03) 8336 1995



On behalf of the Safety Insitute of Australia and ENGENEOHS, we invite you to participate in the Introduction to FRAM Workshop: Modelling Complex Socio-technical Systems, which will be held from 13-14 August 2018 in Sydney.

Introduction to FRAM Workshops introduce the detailed and tested Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) that can be applied to enhance investigations, risk assessment, safety management and system designs.

Within this 2 day workshop we will cover:

  • Understanding How Something Happens – When it works and when it fails
  • Introduction to FRAM –The four underlying principles
  • FRAM – First Steps – How to use FRAM and the FMV
  • FRAM – How to complete the model and how to use it

You will explore how to think about complexity in new ways. We begin by reconstructing the models we know and take for granted: Causality; Dominoes; Tripod; Swiss Cheese; Fault tree; Event tree; Bow tie.​

This is an opportunity for all business areas dealing with complexity: managers, designers; engineers, project managers, safety professionals, human resources practitioners, & human factors/ergonomists, from all fields including Transport, Medical, Service, Communications, Manufacturing, Logistics, and government.

Tackle the challenges of Risk and Safety Analysis by understanding the nature of variability of everyday conditions that may lead to both positive and adverse outcomes. It is important to have the right model.​

In this interactive learning experience, Participants will learn:

  • The principles and practices of the FRAM
  • The keys to making a working Model of complexity
  • How to build data for an effective Model
  • How to use a Model of a complex system.

This course is delivered in Australia under license and has been designed by Erik Hollnagel (Ph.D. psychology) Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, (Industrial Safety Chair at Mines Paris-Tech and Professor Emeritus at University of Linkoping.

 13-14 August 2018
Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (both days)
Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, 55 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000
SIA Members  - $750.00 + GST
Non Members - $950.00 + GST

Please note: $100 discount regional rates is available (SIA Members only) living 100km from Sydney.
To access this rate, please contact the SIA on or call (03) 8336 1995.

Geoff Hurst, Director & Founder of ENGENEOHS

Geoff is Director & Founder of ENGENEOHS, Associate lecturer at VIOSH, President Risk Engineering Society and an OHS and Risk Engineering professional with expertise in the development of safety and risk management frameworks, embedding & developing effective Health & Safety management systems, workplace wellness programs, and implementing workplace cultural change in a variety of settings.