Event Details

Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 - 08:00 to 09:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
NSW Branch


Zoom Meeting


AIHS Members - Complimentary 
Non-Members - Complimentary 


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



Join us on Wednesday 24 August 2022 for the North West Sydney and Central Coast safety group Webinar. 

Topic: Succession Planning – the linkages between operational excellence, competency-based training needs analysis and succession planning.

Timings: 0800 – 0900, Wednesday, 24 August 2022

The presentation will focus on:

  • How succession planning can be undertaken within your business
  • Why defining the knowledge and skills required for the positions within the business is important.
  • Considerations relating to upskilling the current workforce as opposed to only recruiting in skills.
  • Implementing a program to close the known knowledge and skill gaps.
  • How a proactive Succession Plan naturally flows out of this gap analysis and how you can start to close ‘future’ gaps.


Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am AEST
Format: Webinar: Login details will be emailed to registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the webinar.
Cost: Complimentary

Speaker: This topic will be explored by Tony Anderson, Partner, ABM Risk Partnership

Tony is a Chemical Engineer and Chemist, with 40 years’ experience in high hazard industries, where competency assurance and risk management is vital to ensure safe and effective operations. He has been consulting in Competency and Capability Management in many countries across a broad spectrum of industries as well as Australia and New Zealand. Tony has worked extensively in Asia and the Middle East, and to a lesser extent in South Africa, North America and the Caribbean.

Tony’s experience includes working with organisations to establish sustainable systems that provide highly effective outcomes in employee capability/competency and risk management. This requires a balance between central development and line implementation, as well as the right match of top-down and bottom-up efforts. Good systems will fail if the end users do not buy in, and equally lack of support from higher up can lead to apathy.

Tony led the development, piloting, implementation and deployment of the Integrated Management Systems and Technical/Operation Standards (IMSS) Programme at one of the world’s largest industrial gas companies, The BOC Group. This Programme spanned 65 countries and some 45,000 employees, and was the foundation of the Group’s Best Operating Practices initiative. With Risk Management principles imbedded throughout, business unit’s IMSS performance had a direct bearing on management remuneration, recognising that duty of care starts with employee competence. The system operates to this day, having been taken up by the company that acquired The BOC Group.