Event Details

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, 13 November, 2020 - 17:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


AIHS Members:                                $250 + GST
Non- Members:                                $350 + GST
Students:                                          $175 + GST
AIHS One Day Pass:                        $125 + GST
Non-Member One Day Pass            $200 + GST


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



On behalf of the Visions Committee, we are pleased to announce that the 2020 Visions Conference will now be held from 10-13 November 2020.

However due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Visions Committee have decided to proceed with a risk adverse approach and deliver the 2020 Visions Conference as an online Virtual event.

As an attendee to the 2020 Visions Virtual Conference, you’ll be able to listen to presentations in real time, ask questions directly to presenters and participate in online informal networking. All attendees will also be provided with access to recordings of each sessions so they can watch them again any time over the next 12 months.

The 2020 Visions online program will challenge the thinking of health and safety professionals while also showcasing some of our best local and interstate speakers.

For more information on the 2020 Visions, please visit - https://www.visions.org.au/


DATE: Tuesday 10 November - Friday 13 November 2020

FORMAT: Online Virtual Conference

AIHS Members:                     $250 + GST
Non- Members:                      $350 + GST
Students:                                $175 + GST
AIHS One Day Pass:              $125 + GST
Non-Member One Day Pass: $200 + GST

PROGRAM  (*subject to change)  Click here for the full program

Day 1 Tuesday 10 November 2020

13:00     Welcome and opening address
              Brett Jones, Chair QLD Branch

13:30     Opening/Intro Moderator
              David Whitefield, People & Risk

13:30     Safety Culture - Understanding and analysing Safety Culture through the lens
               of the WHSQ measures of Safety Culture diagnostic tool

               Facilitators: Shane Stockhill, Manager Safety & Leadership WHSQ
               Kirsten Way, Senior Lecturer UQ

15:30     Day 1 close

Day 2 Wednesday 11 November 2020

8:00      Welcome/ Intro

8:05      Keynote Presentation
             Craig Allen, Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations

9:15      Keynote: A commentary on the first IM prosecution in Australia
             ​Harold Downes, Partner, Mills Oakley
             Belle Hetherington, Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Lawyer, Mills Oakley

10:20     Risk Vs Reward, Partnering with industry to reduce risk and make a positive difference
              Sharon Stratford, Manager Corporate Relations and Engagement, WorkCover Queensland
              Jo Kitney, Manager Corporate Relations and Engagement, WorkCover Queensland

11:10     Creating a learning culture: Using learning teams to improve engagement and organisational problem solving
              Sarah Colley, Group Manager of Innovation & Culture, Downer
              Amanda Clements, Zero Harm Performance and Innovation Manager, Road Services, Downer

12:00     Data analytics for WHS improvements
              Cameron Stevens, Solutions Engineer, RealWear Inc.

12:50     Under reporting of safety incidents in the workplace
              Dom O'brien, Principle Consultant, Sentis

13:40     Developing a reporting culture: A systemic approach
              John Whale, Systems and Compliance lead, WorkSafe Victoria

14:30     When the problem isn't a problem
             Brad Matthews, Senior WHS Consultant, GCG Health Safety Hygiene

15:20     Including learning from normal work in incident investigation
              Mark Alston, Investigations Differently

16:15     Keynote: New normal, New risks: How duty holders can manage the issues associated with hybrid working arrangements
               Aaron Anderson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Day 3 Thursday 12 November 2020

8:00      Welcome/ Intro

8:05      Keynote: The safety professional's dilemma: Safety work vs the safety of work 
              David Provan, Managing Director, Forge Works

9:10      The culture wars: Constructs, controversies and capabilities
              Shane Stockill, Managing Safety & Leadership WHSQ
              Kirsten Way, Senior Lecturer, UQ

10:00     Understanding reality - Using triangulation to uncover work as done
              Michelle Oberg, Safety Innovation Lead, Downer Utilities

10:50     Using stories to transform your safety culture from heroes and villians to teamwork and trust
              Stephen Kenney, Principal Consulatnt, Neon Vita

11:40     Anticipatory analytics: Why we can't predict incidents
              Andrew Heinrichs, Director Safety, Department of Justice and Community Safety

12:30     Heat stress at work: Causes and controls (that work)
              Matt Brearley, Managing Director at Thermal Hyperformance

13:20     Expensive non-compliance - the persistence of lifting technique training
              Suzanne Johnson, Manger Ergonomics Unit, Workplace Health & Safety Queensland

14:10     A day in the life of an active professional
              Daniel McAuliffe, Owner, Connect Health & Fitness

15:00     Hidden health hazards lurking in your workplace that are likely not on you risk register
              Peter Gould, Service Manager- WHS Wellbeing, Redland City Council

15:50     Supporting the WHS needs of Australia's ageing workforce
               Peter Thorning, Director, Regulatory Strategy and Board/ISSC Services, Office of Industrial Relations

16:40     The aging Australian worker: A health ans safety issue
               Chris Cunneen, Medical Director, OccPhyz Consulting

Day 4 Friday 13 November 2020

8:00      Welcome/ Intro

8:05      Creating psych safety culture ( + supplemental on COVID 19 Safety responses)  
              Tristan Casey, Lecturer, Griffith University

9:10      Dissecting mental health in the workplace- Exploring the triggers and contributing factors, impacts, strategies and lessons
              Matthew Skubis, Senior Consultant, AusSafe Consulting

10:00     Have we lost the battle for workplace mental health?
               David Burroughs, Principal Psychologist

10:50     Effectiveness of EAP in mitigation of psychological harm cause by work related stress
               Emma Wyhoon, Safety Professional

12:00     Audits: What are their value at law?
               Alan Girle, Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors
               Graham Easterby, Manager, Licensing Services Branch, Queensland Building & Construction Commission

13:20     Engaging the frontline: Best practice from human history
               Jamie Ross, Head of zero harm, Spotless

14:10     The OHS professional's Role in the changing world of work: An exploration
               Sara Pazell, Director, Viva! Health of Work

15:00      WHS governance - What works?
               Deanna McMaster, Partner, MinterEllison

15:45     Conference Close


To find out more about about sponsorship of the 2020 Visions Conference please contact visions@aihs.org.au