Safety in Action 2011 explored ideas, challenged traditionalism, inspired, motivated and provided delegates with key takeaways they can implement. The highlights video, available via the SIA's YouTube channel by clicking the image below, gives a snapshot of this year's conference from those who spoke and those who attended.
The SIA had a wonderful opportunity to meet with delegates, asking them what their highlight of the conference was, and questioning some speakers on their relevant topics. The scope of presentations this year was excellent and this has certaininly been reflected in the feedback received thus far.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and delegates who attended. We hope you enjoy the video and if you missed the daily wrap up's, below is a quick overivew. Full reports are available via http://sia.org.au/safetyinaction.
The theme for this year's Safety in Action conference was Challenge, Explore, Inspire. Certainly day one delivered on its theme Challenge, in addition to providing delegates with inspirational stories from the likes of Nick Farr (opening breakfast) and Darren Flanagan (keynote); informative presentations from business leaders and strategies for understanding of a young worker in the workplace.
After an impressive Day 1, Day 2 of this year's Safety in Action did not fail to impress. Professor Niki Ellis, CEO, Institute for Safety Compensation & Recovery Research opened the day by challenging traditional OHS models, leaving many asking the question, what's in store for the future.
A packed day saw a full program of presentations across four streams including Contemporary Matters, Applied Innovation, OHS Professional as a Researcher, and International Trends, all providing delegates with key takeaways.
If there was a session not to be missed on Day 3 of this year's Safety in Action it would have to have been the last session of the day Lessons Learned -- Panel discussion. And the question posed by all three speakers; Andrew Hopkins (BP Oil Spill); Jane Cutler (Montara); and Martin Dolan (Airbus A380 Engine Failure), why do we continue to see these types of disasters of a similar nature, why are we not learning from the lessons of others?
This followed a day that included a Keynote presentation from Ian Forsyth, Deputy Chief WorkSafe Victoria, and streams 'how to motivate for safety', 'low risk doesn't mean no risk', and 'capability coaching - coaching the safety professional'.
Cameron Montgomery, FSIA
President - VIC Division Inc
Safety Institute of Australia Ltd