SIA Ethics & Complaints Procedure news release

Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 10:00
Industry news

The new Safety Institute of Australia Ethics & Complaints Procedure has been discussed and ratified during a planning meeting conducted at the SIA National Office on 17th January, 2009.  The meeting was attended by Barry Silburn (SIA National President), Jim Toshach (SIA National Vice President), Dr Geoff Dell (SIA Dean College of Fellows), Dr George Rechnitzer (Chair SIA National Technical Panel), Gary Lawson-Smith (CEO, Safety Institute of Australia Ltd) and.Ross Armstrong (Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, LaTrobe University).

The new procedure formalises the processes for handling of ethics issues and complaints previously approved by the National Board and that the Institute has been using for several years under its pre-existing Code of Conduct.
The new Complaints Procedure has been developed with the professional assistance of Ross Armstrong, WorkSafe Victoria, Melbourne University and some 200 plus SIA members during the four HaSPA Engagement Sessions kindly hosted by WorkSafe Victoria during 2008.

Attached below is a PDF version of the new Ethics & Complaints Procedure.
Those wishing to lodge a complaint or raise an ethics issue should do so in writing via:


Should you have any queries related to the SIA Complaints Procedure, you should contact Dr Geoff Dell who as Dean College of Fellows, is responsible for the SIA's Ethics and Complaints processes. He may be contacted via the SIA National Office.