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Friday, 17 May, 2019 -
11:00 to 12:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


SIA Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: Complimentary



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



This webinar will explore how accurate, consistent and sustainable hazard recognition and situational awareness systems in place can only be achieved by first addressing these Brain-Centred Hazards in our workplaces. Reliability gaps will be identified in relation to how these can impact operations and lead to injury, upset, catastrophe, or reputational damage. Participants will learn the hidden dangers behind cognitive fatigue and how it diminishes situational awareness and hazard recognition, and simultaneously produces higher risk-taking actions.


  • Human Performance Error and Brain Centered Myths
  • Explore the hazards of operating without conscious attention
  • Learn the ways neuroscience can help make work safer
  • Discuss the hidden dangers of cognitive fatigue and how it increases risk for error and injury
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the biology behind safety


Date: Friday 17 May 2019
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Format: Webinar Format - Login details will be emailed  to registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the webinar.
Cost: SIA Members: Complimentary, Non-Members: Complimentary


This webinar will be recorded and distributed to paid registered attendees 3-4 days after the event.


David Musgrave, Vice President, Consulting leader, Dekra

David leads DEKRA’s Brain-Centric Reliability™ group and focuses on creating customized performance solutions based in applied neuroscience, and human error reduction consultations. BCR™ fosters strong performance reliability through a systemic approach of designing and enhancing workplaces and processes all with the human brain in mind.

"My goal is to provide others with an owner's manual for their brain that sparks the shaping of safe and reliable work through increased human performance reliability. Reducing human centered hazards paves the way for increased levels of personal, professional, and organizational success as operational risk is understood, aligned, and reduced."

David's clients tangibly benefit from his extensive experience in sustainable safety improvement through leadership development, cultural and operational reliability analyses, and human error reduction through applied and embedded knowledge of the brain. As a trusted advisor and master facilitator, he has designed and implemented change initiatives around the world that have helped numerous large companies achieve set performance targets in Dubai, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Norway, Canada, and the United States. David maintains that, no matter the location, the human brain operates in predictable ways that can be harnessed to drive "right first time" work, yielding a safe result every time.

Before joining DEKRA, David led brain-centric consulting teams –where he found success cultivating world-class organizational performance through the application of psychology and applied neuroscience, and before that, he focused on clinical psychotherapeutic and diagnostic work with brain impaired (i.e., fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) and autism spectrum disorder diagnosed children. Designing environments and processes that foster success has been David's focus for the past 18 years.

David is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development.

He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree in psychology (industrial organizational focus) from Saint Mary’s University. He resides in Florida with his wife, and two children.


Warren Smith, Executive Consultant, Dekra

Warren has a background ranging across functions as diverse as national-level operations management, organisational development, human resource management, leadership and culture development consultancy, and executive coaching and career counselling.

His expertise in the world of safety performance improvement has been developed over a decade working with large and medium sized enterprises to help them define a pragmatic path to safety performance improvement. His ability to synthesise leading edge thinking in some of the most challenging continuous improvement arenas has driven a solid track record of success on behalf of his clients.

Warren’s approach to intervention is informed by a reliable diagnosis of current state and organisational capacity to absorb change; taking a thorough but pragmatic approach to program and change management; and by helping senior leaders to be more effective in their sponsorship and active leadership of the change effort.

His specialist areas of competence include serious injury / fatality exposure management, leadership development and behaviour change, safety governance and systems alignment, and the engagement of the frontline workforce.

Prior to joining DEKRA Insight, and in addition to running his own consultancy practice, Warren held a number of senior positions that included head of organisational development, general manager operations, national sales manager, and senior consultant for several global consulting and information firms.

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