Horsham Health & Safety Month





7.00am – 7.55am

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast served at 7.30am.


Staying safe on the tools

7.55am - 8.45am

Join us for a free trade breakfast where WorkSafe Victoria's construction inspectors and specialists will be available to discuss hazards impacting the construction industry, including:

  • identifying high risk crystalline silica work and controlling exposure to crystalline silica dust during common construction activities
  • implementing the hierarchy of control to protect you and your workers from a fall
  • safe elements of electrical isolation - understanding the difference between de-energised and isolated
  • trenching safety controls and the consequences of unsafe trenching practices
  • selection and safe use of an elevating work platform (EWP)


Why WorkSafe exists

9.00am – 9.50am

Learn about WorkSafe's purpose to reduce workplace harm as Victoria's occupational health and safety regulator, and improve outcomes for injured workers as the state's workplace injury insurer. This session will cover the basics of WorkSafe's role in harm prevention, enforcement, recovery and return to work and how we can advise and support employers to create safe workplaces.


How to support injured workers back to safe work

10.00am – 10.50am

Every injured worker's pathway to recovery and return to work is as unique as they are. A Return to Work Inspector will talk about the return to work process, common challenges and how they can be overcome and the support available to improve outcomes for injured workers.


Dealing with drugs and alcohol in the workplace

11.00am – 11.50am

The effects of drugs and alcohol are compromising health and safety in the workplace. Do you know how to deal with these issues?

Learn about the risk factors and why your organisation may benefit from a drug and alcohol program. You'll discover the latest drug and alcohol policies and the benefits of having one, plus you'll get a practical sample policy outlining the development, consultation, workforce involvement and implementation steps involved to get one in place.



11.50am – 1.00pm

Lunch and event finish.


Horsham Golf Club

304 Golf Course Road Haven (via Horsham)  VIC  3401