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Executive Education
Clariden Leadership Institute
Improving Field Safety Management (Melbourne)
Geoff Hurst
Geoff Hurst, ENGENEOHS Pty Ltd



  • Grad Dip Occupational Hazard Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Diploma Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Certificate of Business Management
  • Fellow Engineers Australia
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Certified Generalist OHS Professional


Award-winning OHS leader and past Chair of the International Association Of Facilitators – Victorian Chapter, Geoff is highly commended for the design and facilitation of a wide variety of learning programs in topics ranging from Health & Safety Leadership, Culture change, and risk management.


As the National President - Risk Engineering Society – Engineers Australia, Geoff has been regularly invited to present at local and national conferences and industry forums.


Geoff is also lecturer at Swinburne University and Federation University for 9 years. He has delivered the Diploma of OHS Unit of study at Victoria University for 3 years and contributed to work-related Health & Safety Measures and Initiatives for WorkSafe WA. He currently facilitates the Unit of study “Introduction to Risk and Due Diligence” in the school of Civil engineering at the Swinburne University.

Program Summary


Led by award-winning OHS leader and past Chair of the International Association Of Facilitators – Victorian Chapter, Geoff Hurst will show you how to improve your overall field safety incidents by developing comprehensive field safety management practices, field technologies, regulatory requirements and field safety culture that will ensure that your team is completely prepared to deal with hazardous and safety field incidents when they arise.


In this comprehensive program, you will learn how to improve your field safety when dealing with hazardous and dangerous site activities. You will learn how to deal with direction and control of incidents involving hazardous materials and dangerous emergencies which includes training on the Incident Command System and its implementation. Case studies of real-world incident scenarios will be discussed. Participants will discover characteristics of a disaster accident prone site, site hazards, proper use of personal protective equipment, and methods to control risks and safety reliability.


Delegates will also learn how to analyze root causes of incident trends and recommend effective corrective and preventive measures, in order to prevent future recurrences. You will be equipped with all the required tools and skills to perform a thorough incident root cause analysis, including learning the legal aspects of an investigation and sound interviewing techniques to systematically gather evidence. Drawing lessons from past incident trends, you will reveal the critical gaps in your existing safety management processes and subsequently, implement necessary process change to develop more robust and sustainable systems.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.



Does your organization or work group have the right safety culture to achieve your company’s current and future goals? Do you have the ability to foster and grow a safety culture to improve operational safety performance and outcomes? Is risk assessment producing the desired results? Are your work teams struggling and stuck on a compliance focus?


As the emphasis on safety and safety management intensifies with government intervention and organizations expecting magical results, your organization must implement soundly based programs that harness the capabilities of your human capital and successfully manage this critical area of management concern. Led by Geoff Hurst, an experienced facilitator, consultant and safety professional, this 2-day workshop “Improving Field Safety Management” will be an end-to-end roadmap for teams, groups and organizations working hard to improve workplace performance and safety outcomes and building a culture of safety.

What You Can Expect


  • GAIN a holistic understanding of safety science and field safety culture
  • LEARN the basics behind leading and improving field safety performance and outcomes
  • BECOME EQUIPPED to lead a culture change program in the field
  • KNOW how to engage with your workforce for lasting improvement
  • GAIN THE ABILITY to distinguish between safety myth and safety fact
  • COLLABORATE with other field professionals in an engaging learning environment
  • LEAVE with renewed enthusiasm and direction to take the next practical steps toward a safer workplace


Delegates who are attending this workshop will be receiving:

  • A Comprehensive workbook
  • Tools that are effective and practical in the field workplace

Who Will Benefit Most


Executive Director, Director, Executive Manager, Senior Manager, Manager in:

  • Field Supervisors and managers
  • Safety committee members
  • Safety coordinators
  • Human resources
  • Field Operations managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Workers, Foremen or Operators working in hazardous environments
  • Executives in a technical capacity, such as engineers and/or tech specialists

This course is for anyone involved in operations, maintenance, laboratories, utilities, and other support areas to a process, with direct hands-on responsibilities and anyone who is concerned or deals with ESH issues in their work environment such as manufacturing, construction, service, refinery, production plants and etc.

Program Outline


DAY ONE - 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 (08:30 - 18:00)



  • Personal Learning Goals
  • Pre-course material review and setting the scene
  • The Safety Management Model



  • The Culture Journey
  • Legal drivers
  • Climate vs Culture
  • Culture and the role of Safety Commitment
  • Safety Culture, Innovative culture
  • The Accident Cycle & Blame
  • Data and Performance Improvement
  • Foundation Concepts



  • Problem Solving
  • The Stages to Collaboration & teamwork
  • Understanding Risk Criteria & Risk Perception
  • The Role of Fear and Bias
  • Managing Outrage
  • Managing Change
  • Leading Creative Thinking and Innovation
  • Critical Analysis of Creative practices and their role in safe work
  • Sustaining a safe and creative culture



  • Collecting data
  • Analyzing Data
  • Charting Pareto
  • Generative Conventions
  • Consultation, Participation and involvement


DAY 2 - 4 SEPTEMBER 2018 (08:30 - 18:00)



  • Consultation, Participation, Consensus, Engagement, Involvement.
  • Ownership vs Sales
  • Communication
  • Preparing Collaborative Vision and Mission Statements
  • Generative Conventions
  • Focus Groups/Interview Techniques
  • Adaptive Readiness



  • Cause consequence models
  • Psychological models
  • Engineering models
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Layers of Protection analysis
  • Safety Integrity levels
  • Reliability and Risk
  • Modeling Complex Socio-Technical Systems
  • Functional Resonance Analysis Method
  • The FRAM model Visualiser



  • Cause concepts – TREES AND ROOTS
  • JSA & SWMS
  • Take 5 and other fads
  • Effective Investigations



  • Lessons from the course
  • Action plans to make a difference
  • What to do next

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Venue: InterContinental Melbourne
Date: 3 - 4 September 2018
Faculty: Geoff Hurst
Early Bird 1: AU$2,295 (by 9 July 2018)
Early Bird 2: AU$2,495 (by 6 August 2018)
Regular Fee: AU$2,595
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
Contact: [email protected]
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