Portland Health & Safety Month




Registration and breakfast

7.00am to 7.55am

Registration and breakfast.

Breakfast served at 7.30am.


Why WorkSafe exists

7.55am to 8.45am

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.


Hazardous manual handling basics

9.00am to 9.50am

Around 36% of workplace injuries in Victoria are for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by hazardous manual handling. Most work involves manual handling every day, but addressing hazardous manual handling can feel complicated and overwhelming.

In this session you’ll learn about the guidance, practical tools and education programs that WorkSafe have developed to help your business prevent MSDs from hazardous manual handling.


Morning tea

9.50am to 10.30am



Portland Golf Club 
755 Madeira Packet Rd 
Portland VIC 3305