Event Details

Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 13:00 to 17:00
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
NT Branch


Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
13 Kitchener Drive
Darwin NT 0800


Individual Session
AIHS Members $90+GST
Non-Members $150+GST
AIHS Member - Virtual attendance $45+GST
Non-Member - Virtual attendance $65+GST

All Three Sessions
AIHS Member $220+GST
Non-Member $360+GST
AIHS Member- Virtual attendance $110+GST
Non-Member- Virtual attendance $180+GST


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



Join us on Tuesday 13 October for a workshop titled: What is leading safety, Presented by Debra Burlington, Enhance Solutions. 

Come and join your fellow members for an afternoon of exploring ethical leadership from a safety practitioner perspective. We will present some foremost thinking around leading ethics in our profession, talk to two leaders of industry about leadership and ethics and bring it all together in a case study.

Those who attend will have an invaluable opportunity to hear ideas from others, consider their own ethical leadership actions and will be provided with a structured approach to addressing this essential aspect of the safety profession.

Date: Tuesday 13 October
Time: 13:00 - 17:00 ACST
Location: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront. 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin 0800
Format: Presenters will be live-streamed into the workshop with face to face group activities for participants. 
Individual Session: AIHS Members $90+GST   |  Non-Members $150+GST
All three sessions: AIHS Members $220+GST | Non-Member: $360+GST
Virtual Attendance: 
AIHS Member $45+GST ( Individual session) or $110+GST All 3 Workshops
Non-Member $65+GST ( Individual session) or $180+GST All 3 Workshops 


Debra Burlington, Enhance Solution

Debra has been providing coaching and facilitation for individuals and organisations for over 20 years. Her approach has been described as fluid and insightful. She has the capacity to hear what has not been said, and offer insights that a person has not been able to see for themselves.

Debra truly believes in the capacity of the people she coaches to bring awareness to the habits of behaviour that are holding them back and make different choices.

She recently authored a book aimed at informing people about effective coaching conversations and is called upon by a number of organisations to coach their senior leadership team.

Debra is a meta-coach, trained by Michael Hall. She holds a Grad. Dip. in OHS Management, a Grad. Dip. in Business Management and a Degree in Social Work.

She is a certified Master NLP Practitioner. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety and is the Chairperson of the AIHS’s College of Fellows mentoring program.

Nancy Potesta, Chief Executive, Paint Back

Karen is an experienced leader in product stewardship, building on a career as a senior executive operating nationally and internationally in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, telecommunications, motor club services and finance.

Paintback Ltd operates the Australian paint industry’s Paintback®, a national initiative to take responsibility for its end-of-life product and find innovative new ways to repurpose its inherent valuable resources. She was the inaugural CEO of Agstewardship Australia, established to overview and fund rural chemical stewardship programs.

Karen’s expertise in the field was acknowledged through her appointment to Federal Government’s Product Stewardship Advisory Group and Environment and Energy Regulation Design Group.

Karen is committed to Australia’s social balance sheet, having contributed to disability and community services as a director of Focus ACT disability services and as a member of the ACT and SA Business Committees for the Salvation Army.

Francois Gouws, Managing Director, Trility


Other Workshops in the Series 

Workshop 1: Organisational culture and safety
Presented by Dr. Tristan Casey, Lecturer, Griffith University 

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
CPD Points: 10 Points
Cost: AIHS Members $90+GST | Non-members $150+GST

Safety culture is one of the most debated and studied concepts in safety science, yet is still poorly understood. One the one hand, scholars argue to ‘abandon’ it as a concept and move on to other concepts that explain the social forces that shape safety capability in organisations. On the other hand, practitioners and industry, in general, makes extensive use of safety culture, and clearly find some use in it as a concept. How can we reconcile these divergent views and move the debate on safety culture forward in productive directions? This workshop will tackle this ambitious goal.

Workshop 2: The 4 pillars of Contractor Management 
Presented by Sue Bottrell, lawyer, and AIHS Fellow at Contractor Safe

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
CPD Points: 10 Points
Cost: AIHS Members $90+GST | Non-members $150+GST 

This workshop will explore the subject of contractor management by principal contractors, which is one of ongoing confusion in respect of legal liability and effective management of safety.

The content of this session has the potential to reduce unnecessary complexity in contractor safety management, improve safety outcomes and productivity, and significantly reduce the costs of safety management. Through the exploration of the key elements of the Four Pillars of Contractor Safety Management ©: Pre- Qualification, Onboarding, Monitoring, Performance Review