National Major Hazard Facilities forum

This two day forum brings together like-minded people from across Australia to share industry best practice with the aim of improving safety outcomes and reducing risk at Major Hazard Facilities.
Date and time

Tuesday 04 May 2021 at 10:00am to 3:00pm and Wednesday 5 May 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location

Webinar (online event)

About this event

The National Major Hazards Facilities forum is a two day event:

  • Day 1: Tuesday 4 May 2021
  • Day 2: Wednesday 5 May 2021
  • Cost: $275 inc GST

Safety at Major Hazard Facilities

Safety at Major Hazard Facilities is not about the absence of something, it is about the presence of something. People, at all levels of an organisation create safety through practice.

The events of the last year highlight the importance of building safety capability and resilience in major hazards facility operations. The forum will look at the ability for systems to absorb and rebound from disruptions or adapt to cope with surprises.

Over two interactive days, participants will be able to engage with Major Hazard Facility operators, safety practitioners, and regulators with modern safety theory. Hear from renowned industry experts including Trish Kerin (IChemE Safety Centre), Dr. Drew Rae (Griffith University), Dr. Tristan Casey (Griffith University), Dr. David Provan (Forge Works) and many more – as well as industry and national regulator representatives.

Facilitated by award winning ABC Journalist Yvette Gray, the forum will also feature interactive panel presentations, virtual exhibitions, and messages from Regulators around the country.

This year's presenters

Over two interactive days, participants will be able to engage with Major Hazard Facility operators, safety practitioners, and regulators with modern safety theory. Hear from over twenty industry and national regulator representatives.

Meet some of our speakers

Headshot of Trish Kerin

Trish Kerin

Well known for her role as Director, IChemE Safety Centre, Trish is a global leader and advocate for process safety. She also sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) steering committee.

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Dr Drew Rae

Dr Drew Rae is a Senior Lecturer in the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, where he teaches courses on research methods and safety engineering, and manages the lab's research program. Drew's own research uses a mix of ethnography, field experiments and theory-building to investigate organisational safety practices. Drew co-hosts the Safety of Work podcast and is Associate Editor for the journal Safety Science.

Headshot of Dr Tristan Casey

Dr Tristan Casey

Tristan is a Lecturer at Griffith University's Safety Science Innovation Lab and co-founder of consultancy 'The Culture Effect'. Dr Casey is an experienced Organisational Psychologist with extensive experience in work health and safety, and has a high research and industry profile.

Headshot of Dr David Provan

Dr David Provan

David is the Managing Director of Forge Works and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University. Together with Dr Drew Rae, he hosts the Safety of Work podcast. David has advised boards across a number of industries, including energy, oil, gas, rail, construction for 20 years, He has a Master of OHS and Risk Management, an MBA and a PhD in Safety Science and is an international thought leader in safety management.