Event Details

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS / AIOH / HFESA Members - $20.00 +GST
Non-Members - $65.00 +GST


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



The Australia Institute of Health & Safety is proud to bring you this webinar: The obligations holders for slips, trips, and falls, Presented by Donna Lee, Principal Advisor at Workplace Health & Safety Queensland. 
This session will be held on Wednesday 28 October at 14:30 -15:30 AEST

Slips, trips and falls at level (STFAL) is the second most common mechanism of workplace injury in Australia. In Queensland each year, STFAL accounts for approximately 13 percent or around $60 million of statutory costs. Annually, the number of workdays absent due to STFAL total of approximately 180,00.

STFAL also presents significant public liability exposure for many organisations. Non-work-related injuries involving slipping and tripping results in a significant number of workdays lost.

The information currently available for safety professionals does not articulate the range of obligation holders associated with STFAL risk management. Many obligation holders may not be aware of their contribution to the occurrence of STFAL injuries of others e.g. workers from another business, sub-contractors, clients and visitors. Nor may not be aware of their obligations and role in preventing these injuries.

This presentation will outline the obligations and responsibilities of relevant duty holders. It will also explore how each party can contribute to the prevention of occupational STFAL. Relevant Work Health and Safety legislation will be examined, in particular, general duties, concurrent obligations, consultation, and communication. Case law and investigation findings across a range of industries will be used to illustrate the issues and considerations. Practical and systematic measures to mitigate the risk of occupational STFAL will be shared. (Source of statistics - Queensland Employee Injury Database (QEIDB))

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020
Time: 14:30 - 15:30 AEST
Format: Webinar Format - Log in details will be emailed to registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the webinar. 
Cost: AIHS / AIOH / HFESA Members - $20.00 +GST
Non-Members - $65.00 +GST

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 2 pm AEST on Tuesday 27 October.

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


Donna Lee, Principal advisor for Workplace Health & Safety Queensland. 
Together with her first degree in Physiotherapy and Masters in Occupational Health and Safety, Donna has worked for the last 30 years in Work Health and Safety. Her roles included: Senior Safety Advisor (Australia Post), WHS Consultant, trainer, WHS inspector, and Principal Advisor (Ergonomics). She is also recognised as a Certified Professional Ergonomist within the HFESA.

Her current role as Principal Advisor involves working with industry and other stakeholders on initiatives to prevent occupational slips, trips and falls at the level and manual task related injuries. She has worked across all industry sectors. She is passionate about making a difference in injury prevention after seeing the impact of occupational injuries on workers’ lives.