30 April 2019, Tuesday

09:00 – 17:00 VICT LOGO

@ Victoria International Container Terminal

Removing humans from the equation is an undeniable way to boost safety on work sites – which is where automation comes in. Industries across the globe are increasingly embracing the use of smart technology to automate traditionally hazardous and intensive tasks, keeping employees clear of danger while ratcheting up efficiency at the same time. We invite you to join us for an exclusive tour of one such case: the world’s first fully automated container terminal, Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East. You will witness the terminal’s various automated systems in action – including stacking cranes, shuttles, trucks and more – and see how technology and innovation come together to deliver efficient operations at minimal human risk.


1 May 2019, Wednesday

09:00 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 Keynote: Laing O’Rourke’s Journey to Becoming One of Australia’s Safest Companies & Winner of National Safety Awards of Excellence

  • This session will explore how Laing O’Rourke addresses all key aspects of a robust safety system, including management commitment, safety leadership, individual habits and behaviors, and culture development, leading to their award-winning improvement in WSH programs.
Kurt-Warren-rounded Kurt Warren
Head of HSE – Southern Region
Laing O’Rourke
Laing O'Rouke logo

Innovations in Safety Practice with IoTs, Wearables and Sensors

09:45 Toolbox Spotter: AI-equipped Field Hard Computer Vision System for Real-time Hazard Detection
Dr Nathan Kirchner
Robotics Leader
Laing O’Rourke
Laing O'Rouke logo
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Fatigue Monitoring Case Study: How IoTs and Wearables Help to Detect “Microsleeps” in Truck Drivers and Operators of Heavy Machinery

  • Technology monitors brain waves to make sure workers are not falling asleep at the wheel and that their mental acuity is good enough to stay awake.
  • IoT also lowers insurance cost and corporate liability.
11:00 Level Crossing Authority: The KnApp – Creating a Learning Industry
Alan-Sapsford-rounded Alan Sapsford
Program & Initiatives Director
Level Crossing Removal Authority
Level Crossing Removal Authority
11:30 How Safety Analytics Can Improve Driving Behavior and Reduce Transportation Accidents

  • This session will demonstrate the effectiveness of a safety blitz that identifies the most at-risk driving behaviors, including potential road hazards, the “Circle of Safety”, space cushion, vision barriers and looking ahead. Attendees will learn how to connect safety to analytics and discover how addressing the influences on behavior can bring real change. During this session attendees will learn how to:
    • Analyze driver behavior and influences
    • Tailor training to improve behaviors
    • Predict accidents through observation information
12:00 DHL Connected Worker Case Study: How DHL Uses Wearables to Monitor Employee Fatigue, Suggest Rest Periods and Send Alerts When People Were in Close Proximity to Moving Equipment – All in Real Time

  • When a worker is close to a forklift, the worker will receive a vibration alert along with an audio notification.
  • Wrist sensor measures symptoms of fatigue throughout the day by measuring the operator’s heart rate.
  • Supervisors will be automatically notified when an operator’s heart rate falls below normal levels with a recommendation of a break.
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Safety Roundtable: Industry-Specific Workplace Safety and Health Case Studies

  • Mining
  • Oil and gas, energy
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Construction
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Maritime and shipping
  • Railway
  • Airline
  • Telecommunications
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Preventing Fall Injuries in Construction: How Wearables Enable Fall Protection and Detect Cases of Early Falls When Working at Height

  • Wearables improve worker safety, reduce incident response times, and enable general contractors to better manage projects and labor productivity.
  • When a worker slips, trips, or falls on site, the wearable alerts the safety supervisor automatically and provides the worker’s general location within worksite zones so help can arrive quickly.
  • This reduces critical response time while gaining real-time visibility into safety issues.

Re-Designing Safety Incident Response with Analytics

16:00 How Predictive Analytics Can Transform Root Cause Incident Analysis and Reduce Workplace Injuries

  • To get to the root of the problem, organizations need a way to identify “causal factors” and predict the likelihood of future incidents before they occur.
  • Predictive modelling techniques can be used to identify factors that drive workplace incidents and develop effective prevention strategies.
Nikki Blair
General Manager – HSEQ
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16:30 Learning from Origin Energy’s Incident Investigation Redesign – An Innovative Approach to Safety Examination

  • Outlining the practicality of differentiating between under-analysis vs over-analysis
  • How to meet legislation/ALARP whilst simplifying and reducing workforce
  • Ins and outs of safety data analysis
Gary-Williams-rounded Gary Williams
General Manager, Risk Assurance Compliance & Process Safety
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:15 Champagne Networking Session

2 May 2019, Thursday

09:00 Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 How EnergyAustralia Achieves Zero Harm and Safety Leadership
Chan-rounded Chan Sinnadurai
Head of Health Safety Security & Environment

Innovations in Safety Training with Virtual and Augmented Reality

09:45 Case Study: Shell Utilizes Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Training to Keep Field Engineers Safe in Hazardous Work Environments

  • Using immersive 3D training environment, Shell is now using VR to train their field engineers when handling dangerous situations in offshore drilling rigs. With VR, Shell can simulate the specific conditions of a drilling operation, including the same rocks, temperatures and pressures – even the same physical impact of the ocean currents – in order to replicate critical jobs on the rig.
  • Emergency response, abnormal operations, upset scenarios, integrity critical procedures and low-probability high-consequence events are simulated in their VR training headsets until the worker’s response becomes second nature and better able to respond to potentially unsafe situations.
Shankar-Bhat-rounded Shankar Bhat
Head of Civil, Structures & Offshore Engineering
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Enhance Safety in Gas Fields and LNG Plants

  • Through AR, oil & gas companies can ensure employees’ safety while benefitting from a decline in errors and total downtime.
  • These situations can then be repeated until the response becomes second nature.

Field and Site Safety Innovations with Drones

11.00 Using Drones to Monitor Environment, Traffic and Hazards in Improving Site Safety

  • Drones are used to improve road safety by monitoring traffic, road conditions and hazards.
  • Maintenance team uses drones to help inspect overhead cranes, towers and roofs of tall buildings to avoid working at height.
11:30 How Drones Are Rapidly Changing Site Inspections, Eliminating Hazards and Reducing Workplace Injuries

  • Drones can safely go where humans cannot. Improving safety, reducing costs, speeding up processes and making access challenges a breeze.
  • Drones can be flown into high up or hazardous areas to check the structural integrity of a building, vessel or loaded cargo. Whereas previously this high-risk job was down to a worker, now a drone can be flown to the inspection point, sending high definition video feedback to the control center. Not only does this mitigate any risk, it is also far quicker.

Safety Innovations in Transportation

12:00 How IoTs Are Now Used to Monitor Hazardous Environment and Locate Workers in Emergencies

  • Personal wearables can be used to locate workers in emergencies, as well as track sensor data such as worker’s heart rate, body temperature and gas/radiation levels in the surrounding environment.
  • This will reduce the time required for critical incident response and minimize workplace accidents.
Monica-Schlesinger-rounded Monica Schlesinger
Advisory Boards Group
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12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Safety Conference Roundtable:

  • Fatigue Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Culture
  • Safety Training and Coaching
  • Legislation and Regulations of Workplace Safety and Health
  • Safety Intervention and Communication
  • Gamification in Safety Training
  • Reflexive Simulation – Shifting Minds to Improve Systems
Dylan-Campher-rounded Dylan Campher
Director of Simulation
Queensland Health
Queensland Health
  • Building Predictive Analytical Tools Within Workplace
Andrew-Douglas_FCW-Lawyer-rounded Andrew Douglas
Managing Principal & Workplace Lawyer
FCW Lawyers
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  • HSW Management System in a Complex and Diversely Located Organization
Melanie-McGaw-rounded Melanie McGaw
Director, Organizational Safety and Wellbeing
Queensland Department of Education
Queensland Health
14:30 How Automation Is Changing Safety
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Reducing Workplace Injuries on Mobile & Heavy Equipment Accidents

  • Deaths relating to mobile or heavy equipment continue to plague globally.
  • More than 100 deaths a year and over 90,000 injuries are linked to material handling equipment such as industrial trucks, which account for more than 13% of all workplace fatalities.
  • This presentation reviews best practices in mobile equipment injury prevention that are applicable to all industries and workplaces.
Kevin Hayes
Earth Resources Program Manager
WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe Victoria

Deepening Commitment to Safety Culture

16:00 Chief Safety Officer Panel: How to Sustain a Safety Culture with Employee Voice and Leadership

  • One of the most challenging and critical elements within any safety culture is the engagement, accountability and sustainability of the safety committee process. This session will define the leadership capabilities of the committee and will take into account the type of leaders who are most effective when setting up a team development learning process. During this panel, attendees will learn:
    • How to focus on and understand what issues hinder the development of a safety culture
    • How to set up a leadership learning team
    • How to define the foundational problems facing an organization
Fiona-Murfitt-rounded Fiona Murfitt
Head of Health & Safety
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Michael-Coffey-rounded Michael Coffey
Head of Hazardous Industries & Industry Practice
WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe Victoria
16:30 Case Study: Melbourne Water’s Approach to Understanding the Importance of Safety Culture in Driving Practical Solutions in Hazardous Industries

  • How and why Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) have invested in safety culture
  • Exploring QUU’s approach to practical safety solutions
  • Building the capability to understand the complexity of human behavior
David-Tregoweth-rounded David Tregoweth
General Manager, Safety
Melbourne Water
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman