SIA Perth Safety Symposium 2017

Event Phone: 03 8336 1995

The Safety Institute of Australia (West Australia Branch) invites you to attend their 2017 Safety Symposium “The future of health & safety: an agenda for change” to be held on Friday 13th October 2017 at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus.

In keeping with the theme: The future of health & safety: an agenda for change, the symposium includes a series of expert presentations exploring contemporary thinking, lessons learnt and the future development of the profession.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker is internationally renowned Professor Sidney Dekker of Griffith University, Australia.  Professor Dekker is the best-selling author of 8 books including “The end of Heaven: and Suffering in a Scientific Age” (2017), “Just Culture: Restoring Trust and Accountability in your Organisation” (2016) and “Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era” (2015).  In addition, Professor Dekker has published over 170 scientific papers and is a passenger aircraft pilot.

Mr Greg Smith, Principal at Nexus Lawyers and a well-known speaker will lead a “Lessons Learnt” session in which he will cross examine ‘role play witnesses’ based on real life significant events. These lessons learnt will be discussed by an expert panel and audience.

The symposium also features presentations on contemporary issues from:

  • A Ministerial Address by By Hon Bill Johnston MLA
  • Dr Sue Bahn, Founder & CEO, Tap Into Safety
  • Dr Marcus Cattani, Senior Lecturer OHS and Professor Russell Jones, Professor of Clinical Education, and Emergency Management expert from Edith Cowan University.
  • Mr Cameron Stephens from Percolate Ideas will lead a discussion with Ms Erica Haddon, EGM Strategic Innovation, RAC on the use of innovative technology in safety.

With a Great Debate on the topic of “There will be no need for safety professionals in 2050” followed by social networking, the WA Branch Safety Symposium should not be missed!

The Perth Safety Symposium aims to promote collaboration and sharing of best practice across the Western Australian sector in an effort to harness the capabilities of the OHS profession and work toward the ultimate elimination of workplace injury, illness and death.

This symposium promises to ignite important discussion around the future of the Australian OHS sector. SIA invites you to take part in the conversation. Follow the hashtag #SIAinWA for updates and announcements about this highly anticipated event.

Event Details:

Date: Friday 13 October 2017

Time: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Venue: Edith Cowan University, Building 3, Room 201, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley, WA 6050

How to get there:


09:00     Delegate Registration

09:30     Welcome & Introduction – By Kym Bills, Chair, SIA WA Branch

09:45     Keynote address – By Professor Sidney Dekker

10:45     Morning Tea Break

11:15     Lessons learnt – By Greg Smith, Principal at Nexus Lawyers

13:00     Lunch Break

14:00     Injury Alarm: Making Better Use of Safety Data – By Dr Marcus Cattani, Senior Lecturer OHS and Professor Russell Jones, Professor of Clinical Education, and Emergency Management expert from Edith Cowan University

14:30     Images of the Future – By Erica Haddon, EGM Strategic Innovation from the RAC & Cameron Stevens, Founder, Percolate Ideas

15:00     eSafety and Mental Health – By Dr Sue Bahn, Founder & CEO, Tap Into Safety

15:30     Afternoon Tea

16:00     Ministerial Address – By Hon Bill Johnston MLA

16:30     The Great Debate: “Safety Professionals will not be needed in the year 2050

18:00      Networking


  • Perth Safety Symposium
    13 October 2017
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm



2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 6050, Australia