Mercure Conference Centre, Ballarat


Monday 17 October 2022


7:00am to 12:30pm


This event has a limited capacity - register now to secure your place. Breakfast and light lunch provided.



7:00am to 7:40am

Registration and breakfast.


Health and Safety Representatives: their value, powers under the OHS Act and supports available

7:40 am to 8:50am

Employee consultation and participation is the primary building block to any successful OHS system. This session explores the value a HSR can add to your business and provides some operational tips on how to get the representation, consultation and issue resolution processes right. The sessions will suit both businesses with or without HSRs and include resources and links to supports available.


How to build a systems based approach to health and safety

9:00 am to 9:50am

Employers should have systems and processes in place to reduce workplace harm, like injuries that come from manual handling. In this session you’ll learn about the building blocks to a sound OHS management system, including how to improve your existing processes and simple tools available to help.


Mental injury in the workplace

10:00 am to 10:50am

There is an increasing number of workers compensation claims for mental injuries. Learn what mental injuries are, the causes, how big a problem this is for workers and workplaces, and how to take a prevention-led approach to creating a psychologically safe workplace.


How to support injured workers back to work

11:00 am to 11:50am

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.



11:50am to 12:30pm

Lunch and event finish.



Mercure Conference Centre
613 Main Rd
Ballarat VIC 3350